Dental Nurse Apprentice

Uxbridge College

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With a caring approach to patient management, we aim to provide good quality care for all patients in a friendly environment at the practice. The main objective is to provide all out patients with the highest standard of care to help them achieve optimal oral health.

Framework and Level:  Dental Nursing Level 3

Location: Ascot

Vacancy full description: 

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

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
 

Pay: £154 per week

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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