Firestarter Spotlight - Amanda Ruvalcaba

Join us in congratulating Amanda Rubalcava on receiving her Firestarter Award! Amanda is a Central Steralization Coordinator in our Dental Department in Othello. She gets to work with all of our dentists and provide support in Orthodontics, Pediatrics and Implant procedures.

Amanda invested in her own development to become a subject matter expert and earned a Dental Infection Prevention and Control certification in November 2021. She has become the go-to person in Dental when it comes to Sterilization and she has also gone out to our Mattawa and Connell clinics to ensure that the sterilization process is being followed.

Amanda also attends the quarterly Infection Control meetings as a representative for the Dental Department.

We are so lucky to have her on our team!

Read more about Amanda:

When did you start at CBHA?

I started at CBHA on February 10th, 2020

What is your title and job duties?

I am a Central Sterilization Coordinator. Some of my responsibilities includes reviewing sterilization and disinfection techniques and recommending changes as needed. I also oversee dental, medical and eye care instrument sterilization and processes.

What do you like best about working for CBHA?

What I like best about CBHA is how they care about me as a person and about my professional growth. I have a voice and CBHA listens to my ideas and the whole team works together to make them happen. We all support each other and work together to offer creative feedback and then make our ideas a reality.

How has CBHA helped you in your career development?

CBHA has helped me in my career by encouraging me to further my education and develop my career aspirations based on my talents, values and my work ethic.

What has been your favorite project at work so far?

My favorite project at work so far has been being part of merging our central sterilization.

What motivates you to wake up and go to work?

I am motivated by having a resilient and a growth mind set. I wake up every day wanting to learn, grow and improve myself.

Tell us something about yourself that would surprise us.

I am a diehard STEELERS fan!

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this?

If I wasn’t doing this, I would be an epidemiologist.

Favorite travel spot?

I like to be anywhere where there is a beach.

When you have 30 minutes of free-time outside of work, how do you pass the time?

I like to read on my free time.

Anyone you would like to thank or final words?

I would like to thank Tawni Solberg, she is someone at CBHA that has helped me and encourages me to grow. She has and still is guiding me along the way in my new position.