Dental Sterilization Assistant

Job Category : Dental Sterilization Assistant
Job Location: Ravenswood Campus

Under the direct supervision of the Back Office Manager, the Sterilization Assistant performs and participates in decontamination, cleaning, assembling, sterilization, storage and distribution of reusable dental and surgical instrumentation and equipment.

To be performed in accordance with RFHN Policies and Procedures
1. Decontaminates and sterilizes instruments, medical supplies and equipment, and assembles, wraps and sterilizes trays of instruments.
2. Follows proper Standard Precautions while in decontamination and sterilization areas.
3. Monitors biological and chemical wash solution to ensure quality and consistency for decontamination of instruments and medical equipment.
4. Sorts mismatched sets of instruments, trays, and medical equipment and makes them available to sterile processing customers in a timely manner.
5. Restocks, labels, and maintains inventory, submits requisitions, collects and distributes instruments, trays, crash carts, and facility medical equipment.
6. Performs environmental maintenance duties and assists in maintaining inventory levels in sterile processing, the operating room, and in equipment storage areas.
7. Verifies that equipment functions properly, requisitions for equipment maintenance, repair or replacement, and removes defective equipment.
8. Maintains a clean work area.
9. Assists with maintaining established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality improvement, safety, and environmental and infection control standards.
10. Communicates appropriately using good interpersonal skills.
11. Other duties as assigned and requested.


  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Experience in a healthcare setting strongly preferred.
  • Proficient with computers in a Windows based environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Reliable, organized, detail oriented; able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; to maintain complex records and files; and to meet and deal effectively with the public.
  • Ability to work with all types of clients regardless of their immigration, race, housing or financial status.
  • Commitment to support and implement the philosophy, goals, and objectives of RFHN.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks.

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About Us

Ravenswood Family Health Network is a federally qualified health center headquartered in the low-income East Palo Alto area of San Mateo County. Ravenswood sites are Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) deemed facilities. Ravenswood is a 501 (c)3 non-profit community-based Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

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Ravenswood Family Health Center 
1885 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Ravenswood Family Dentistry
1807 Bay Road, East Palo Alto, CA 94303

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270 Grant Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306