The Village Dental Practice - Dental Nurse Apprentice

Apply From: 11th of October 2019
Application Deadline: 6th of December 2019
Salary:
Start Date: 13th of December 2019

Not taking applications

This modern practice deals with private dental patients, offering a full range of dental treatments such as teeth whitening, emergency appointments and cosmetic dentistry.


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 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, mount and store dental radiographs and assist in the correct procedure for dental radiography
  • 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 stores
  • 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 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 book appointments for clients either face to face to by telephone
  • To positively promote services available at the clinic in order to improve sales
  • 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 Principal Dentist
  • Identify your training and development needs and undertake appropriate training as required and agreed with the Principal Dentist
  • Perform any other tasks that are reasonably requested by the Principal Dentist.

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.

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