Qualified Dental Nurse
abington dental practice - Northampton
We are looking for an experienced qualified GDC registered Dental Nurse to join our busy NHS / Independent practice. This is a full time position but we will consider part time applicants(minimum 3 days a week). The right candidate should have the following:
Good communication skills Smart appearance
Able to use own initiative
Confident and enthusiastic
Job Purpose: Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Duties: * Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. * Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient. * Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests. * Provides instrumentation by sterilising and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments. * Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth. * Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification. * Documents dental care services by charting in patient records. * Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. * Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. * Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols. * Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. * Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. * Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. * Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.