Dental Nurse

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Recruiter
Blue Sky People Limited
Location
Leicestershire
Salary
15500.00 GBP Annual
Posted
24 Jul 2017
Expires
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Freelance
Dental Nurse required for a modern, well equipped independently owned and managed dental practice in Oakham, Leicestershire.

Applicants should GDC registered and be actively looking to start a new full or part time role between October - December 2017.

We have opportunities for experienced, confident dental nurses as well as potential opportunities for trainees who are currently enrolled on a recognised course and will qualify in 2017. We welcome applications from dental nurses looking for full and part-time opportunities as well as those who are interested in flexible working opportunities including early, evening and weekend sessions.

You will be joining an experienced and friendly team who pride themselves on a supporting and fun working environment and who actively promote modern evidence led dentistry among their clinicians. If you are looking to join a passionate and enthusiastic team offering genuine opportunities to continue your professional development wherever you are in your career, this could be the practice for you.

Purpose of the job
Provide clinical support to dentists, hygienists and patients, assist with reception or any clerical duties as required and perform such other tasks as reasonably requested by the principal.

Responsible to
The principal, practice manager and the dentist [hygienist, therapist] you are working with

Responsible for
Trainee dental nurse

Employment duties
? Perform high quality dental nursing whilst assisting each dentist, hygienist or therapist in all procedures in a safe and effective manner in accordance with the ?Code of Ethics? of the British Association of Dental Nurses, the GDC?s ?Scope of Practice?

? Follow practice policies and procedures

? Maintain professional indemnity and registration with the GDC

? Undertake CPD in line with the GDC guidelines

? Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team

? Liaise with the practice manager on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions

? Assist with the supervision of trainee dental nurses in the practice

? Assist with reception duties and perform other clerical duties if required

? Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work

Key tasks
? Follow the practice procedures for infection prevention and control

? Set-up and prepare the treatment room appropriately for each patient

? Prepare the necessary materials and instruments, making sure that equipment and instruments are in good working order and maintained regularly in accordance with practice policy

? Segregate waste in accordance with the practice procedures and ensure its safe disposal

? Assist in taking radiographs according to your level of training

? Process, mount and file dental radiographs

? Maintain and decontaminate equipment in accordance with manufacturer?s instructions and your training

? Liaise with reception over appointments for each patient

? Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirm the patient?s medical history is up-to-date and communicate to the dentist [hygienist/therapist] any change in medical history or problems that he/she has noted

? Provide chair side support to the dentist [hygienist/therapist] during treatment

? Prepare dental materials as required

? Monitor, support and reassure patients

? Assist in the keeping of full and accurate patient records and ensure that they are regularly updated and stored securely

? Support the patient and colleagues if there is an emergency

? Provide appropriate advice to patients

? Monitor and maintain stock within the practice as necessary, informing the practice manager and liaising with the dentists [hygienists/therapists] over orders or any shortages of materials

? Perform chaperoning duties for dentists [hygienists/therapists] when treating patients

? Perform the following additional procedures following appropriate training:

? Assist in the treatment of patients who are under conscious sedation
? Assist in treatment of patients with special needs
? Carry out shade taking
? Carry out intra-oral photography
? Place rubber dam
? Measure and record plaque indices
? Pour, cast and trim study models
? Remove sutures after the wound has been checked by a dentist
? Apply fluoride varnish as part of a programme overseen by a consultant/a registered specialist in dental public health
? Construct occlusal registration rims and special trays
? Repair the acrylic component of removable appliances
? Trace ceph radiographs

? Perform the following additional procedures on prescription from the dentist:

? Take radiographs
? Apply topical anaesthetic
? Construct mouthguards and bleaching trays
? Construct vacuum formed retainers
? Take impressions

? Follow all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality

? Maintain and promote patient confidentiality in relation to patient medical history, details of treatment, financial transactions or any conversation overheard

? Complete laboratory request forms and keep records of all items sent, received and fitted

? Check that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session

? Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the principal

? Report equipment failures or breakages to the practice manager

? Attend practice annual training for medical emergencies and CPR

? Perform other tasks in accordance with additional skills you have developed within the GDC ?Scope of Practice?

? Identify your training and development needs and undertake appropriate training to maintain and increase competence in nursing skills by following an agreed CPD programme to comply with the GDC requirements

? Provide feedback on the performance of trainee dental nurses

? Bring to the attention of the principal or practice manager any concerns about aspects of the practice, its performance or the performance of others in the practice

? Attend all practice meetings as requested

? Perform any other tasks that are reasonably requested by the principal