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Dental Nurse

Dental Nurse
Smile Tech Dental and Aesthetic is a friendly dental surgery based in the heart of Bluewater Shopping Centre. We are open 7 days a week and are looking for an experienced and hardworking dental nurse to join our team of dentists and nurses.
A dental nursing qualification, indemnity insurance and inoculations are essential along with a current CRB criminal record check.
The centre is open late and at the weekend and our new dental nurse would be expected to cover some evening and weekend shifts.
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.
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
* Liaise with reception over appointments for each patient
* Assist in the keeping of full and accurate patient records and ensure that they are regularly updated and stored securely
* 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 patients if requested
???Perform the following additional procedures following appropriate training:
* Assist in treatment of patients with special needs
* Carry out shade taking
* Carry out intra-oral photography
* 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
Take impressions/ Construct vacuum formed retainers
Maintain 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
Attend practice annual training for medical emergencies and CPR

10.00 - 11.00 GBP Hourly + GBP10 - GBP11/hour

Dental Nurse

Greenhithe, UK

Published on 13 Jul 2019