Northwick Park Dental Practice - Dental Nurse Apprentice

Apply From: 12th of September 2019
Application Deadline: 16th of October 2019
Salary:
Start Date: 23rd of October 2019

This modern practice deals with NHS and private patients offering a full range of dental treatments. The practice manager is a qualified Dental Nurse and has trained dental nurses for many years.

Clinical

  • Set-up and prepare the surgery for the type of patient and treatment planned before the start of each session
  • Clean and sterilise all instruments/equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session
  • Prepare the necessary materials and instruments
  • Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste
  • Process, dental radiographs and assist in the correct procedure for dental radiography either via the computer or processing unit.
  • Maintain and clean radiograph processing unit
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team
  • Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirming the medical history is up-to-date and warning the dentist of any problems that he/she has noted
  • Monitor and maintain stocks within dental surgery as necessary, informing the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist and liaising with them over necessary orders and warning of any shortages of materials in the stock cupboard.
  • Perform chaperoning duties for dentists when treating patients
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures
  • Obey all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality
  • Report equipment failures or breakages to the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist
  • Continually interpret the needs of patients and dentists and deal with them promptly and efficiently


Administrative

  • To meet and greet clients in a friendly and efficient manner
  • To update patient medical forms
  • To ensure the correct NHS forms have been signed
  • To ensure the correct Private forms have been signed and updated
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  • To book appointments on the computer or appointment book for clients either face to face to by telephone
  • To work and learn skills of a dental receptionist.
  • To liaise with the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions
  • To take reasonable care for her/his own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by her/his acts or omissions at work
  • Assist the dentist in the completion of patient records
  • Ensure that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session
  • Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist
  • Identify your training and development needs and undertake appropriate training as required and agreed with the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist
  • Perform any other tasks that are reasonably requested by the Principal Dentist
  • To positively promote services available at the clinic in order to improve sales
This is an exciting opportunity to train for a career as a Dental Nurse. Apprentices will be employed by a CQC registered Dental Practice who will support their learning on the job as well as gain an industry recognised qualification. The practice is based in Harrow and is a family run practice. We provide a mix of NHS and Private work.

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