Job Description

Extended Job Title
Dental Dispensing Assistant (Dental School/Alberta)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
This position is responsible, under general supervision, for assisting students, faculty, and clinic staff with supplies and instruments for all patient care activity and /or simulation center activity. Responsible and accountable for electronic inventory control of supplies, equipment, and dental instruments. Responsible for the cleaning, decontaminating, and sterilizing of equipment. Responsible for maintenance and accountability equipment. Responsible for assisting with the collection of dirty instruments and assisting with transportation of instruments to sterilization. Responsible for upkeep and order of storage rooms to ensure proper ordering of supplies needed for clinics and to maintain the integrity of the supply inventory system. Performs other duties as assigned


Requisition ID

Optional Attachments

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Monitoring Supplies and materials: Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies, equipment and materials for the clinic and/or preclinical areas
  • Sterilization Preparation: Responsible for collecting used instruments and transports them to central sterilization for autoclaving. Package and wrap lubricate dental hand pieces/accessories, instrument cassettes and bur blocks
  • Responsible for appropriately selecting and using correct type and method of packaging dental instrumentation, equipment and supplies
  • Instrumentation Preparation and Distribution: Responsible for preparing various dental procedure packaging and other consumable packaging. Responsible for issuing sterile reusable instruments to operatories and clinical units. Accurately identified, inspect and assembles dental instrumentation and hand pieces for all clinic areas to ensure availability and safe efficient operation during patient care procedures
  • Maintains Organization: Maintains, disinfects and sterilizes equipment per protocols
  • Uses computer systems daily to check equipment in and out of dispensary areas. Identify instruments and monitor all cassettes for completeness of content. Responsible for checking equipment to ensure it is working properly. Maintains annual inventory of instruments
  • Responsible for conducting all biological test on a daily basis. Ensure equipment is working properly. Assist with dental operatory equipment infection control
  • Coordinates instruments, equipment and supply management with the preclinical and clinical staff
  • Trains existing and/or new employees in the registration and processing of patients or in any other job related duties. Provides cross-training to staff within different clinic areas
  • Performs other duties as directed by Supervisor

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimal 1 year working in a dental office or a dental dispensary
  • Knowledge of computer skills, email, excel and word
  • Exceptional attention to detail, the ability to troubleshoot and verify the accuracy of work
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment
  • Proficient professional communication skills
  • Ability to work in a busy work environment
  • Bilingual: English and Spanish preferred


HSC - El Paso

Woody L. Hunt SDM Admin ELP

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
Skilled Technicians


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • High School diploma or GED
  • One year experience in customer service, central sterilization, receiving, storing, issuing, and accounting for dental materials and property preferred

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