Qualified Dental Nurse

Fountain Street Dental Practice, Ulverston, Cumbria

Job id:
329946485
Published:
23-01-2019
Expires:
21-02-2019
Job type:
Full-time
Job sector:
Health Services
Job id:
329946485
Published:
23-01-2019
Job type:
Full-time
Expires:
21-02-2019
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Qualified Dental Nurse

Job Type: Full-time

Fountain St Dental Practice is an NHS practice providing high-quality dental care to communities within the South Cumbria area.
You would be working closely with a highly skilled and friendly team who take pride in providing a quality service to our patients.


Role of the Dental Nurse:
To carry out nursing duties throughout the practice, assist with reception, to carry out any clerical duties as required and perform such tasks as reasonably requested by the Practice Manager.
As an essential part of the dental team, the dental nurse works closely with a qualified dentist or hygienist, ensuring dental sessions run as smoothly as possible. Duties undertaken by a dental nurse include preparing and maintaining the clinical environment, charting during examinations, preparing and mixing materials, and providing support to patients during treatment.

Key Tasks: Surgery
* Set-up and prepare the surgery for the type of patient and treatment planned before the start of each session
* Undertake the necessary start-up and end of day tests, keeping all necessary recordings in accordance with HTM 01-05 guidelines
* Prepare the necessary materials and instruments
* Provide clinical assistance to the dentists/therapist while treating the patient, under his/her supervision
* Take all reasonable methods to ensure patient comfort
* Continually interpret the needs of the patients and dentists or hygienist and deal with them promptly and efficient
* Assist in the correct procedure for dental radiography including processing and mounting, following IR (ME) R 2000 and I.R.R. guidelines at all times
* Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste
* Chart and update patient records on the computer/Clinipad as necessary, and assist the dentists or hygienist in the completion of records
* Clean and sterilise all equipment/instruments and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session, including the sterilising room
* Follow Health & Safety Codes, C.O.S.H.H and R.I.D.D.O.R. guidelines at all times, including when taking x-rays, handling mercury, disposing of sharps and clinical waste, resuscitation, emergency procedures, and fire drill
* Comply with all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality, Data Protection, and Safeguarding Protection
* To maintain and increase competence in nursing skills by actively following a programme of Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
* Communicate appropriately and sensitively with patients who may be fearful, vulnerable, have sensitive concerns or have special needs i.e. physical and learning difficulties, elderly, deaf, blind or for who English is not their first language


Reception
* Meet and greet patients with a professional friendly manner
* Answer telephone calls and queries, booking, changing or cancelling appointments as necessary
* Ensure that reception runs smoothly
* Keep a record of daily taking, as well as update patients finance records on the computer system
* Cash up at the end of the day, and check that it coincides with the daily takings, record, and file as necessary
* Complete necessary daily checklist Business Planning/Training,
* Meet regularly with Practice Members to discuss aspects of the service and to consider improvements.
* Have sufficient knowledge to competently carry out the following procedures; taking money from patients, banking.
* Ensure that medical and emergency procedures, fire procedure, accident reports are maintained. Any other duties which may be reasonably requested. All Practice Members
* Ensure the practice is clean and tidy at all times.


Skills
* Good dexterity and coordination
* Good organizational skills
* Work under pressure
* Being friendly, sensitive and good humour
* Being understanding and supportive with nervous patients
* Team-work oriented


Required Education, Skills and Qualifications
The General Dental Council requires all nurses to be suitably qualified.
Recognised qualifications include:

* NEBDN National Certificate,

* NVQ Level 3 in Dental nursing.



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