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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Dispensary Clerk
Job Category Staff & Executive - Allied Health - Dental Clinic
Department RSDM-Restorative Dentistry

New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university-wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and five centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.

Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.

Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state—at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, including Piscataway; and at locations in Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Stratford, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Newark’s University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.

Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.

Posting Summary

Rutgers School of Dental Medicine is currently seeking a Dispensary Clerk for the Department of Restorative Dentistry. The Dispensary Clerk is responsible for dispensing equipment, instruments and materials used in clinic sessions, taking x-rays, ordering supplies for the clinic and maintaining an adequate inventory to meet the needs of the residents.

  • Issues equipment, instruments and supplies to students and/or faculty on an as needed basis.
  • Maintains an inventory of loaned equipment (including hand pieces) and determines that all items are returned in a timely manner.
  • Prepares instrument trays by selecting proper instruments for different tray types.
  • Checks returned instruments and prepares them for sterilization. Delivers and retrieves instruments from the central sterilization area.
  • Develops and maintains inventory of expendable supplies.
  • Assists in placing electronic and handwritten dental supply orders.
  • Contacts maintenance personnel regarding defective instruments or equipment and monitors repairs.
  • Assists CDA, faculty and residents with x-rays.
  • Ensures a neat, clean, sanitary and time efficient dispensary and storage area that meets all OSHA regulations.
  • Performs related clerical work and all other related duties assigned.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 1400
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 15.950
Annual Mid Range Salary 16.450
Annual Maximum Salary 16.940
Standard Hours 35.00
Union Description Teamsters, Local 97
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience
  • One year of clerical experience, preferably in a dental environment.
  • Valid Dental Radiological Technology (X-Ray) License.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must be able to read, write, spell, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to carry out the duties of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment


  • Ability to lift up to ten (10) pounds and reach storage shelves and push soiled instrument cart.


  • Dental clinic environment.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3395
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Newark (RBHS)
Location Details

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application