Streatfield Dental Surgery – Dental Nurse Apprentice
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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.
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.
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
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
GCSE (or equivalent) ; Maths, English, ICT (or Science) Grade C or above
Well presented, clean and tidy. Polite and courteous manner.
You should be committed to this being a long term career aspiration
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