European Social Fund

DENTAL NURSE LEVEL 3 APPRENTICESHIP

Company: Longton Dental Practice
Location: Longton
Wage: Hourly Rate: National Minum Wage / Apprenticeship Level
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Expiry: 30/11/2022

List of duties for Dental Nurse       RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL INFECTION CONTROL  

  • Sterilising and decontamination of all instruments
  • Cleaning and disinfecting all surgery work surfaces
  • Sterilising and decontamination of all rubber and alginate impressions
  • Ensuring that there is no cross infection at any point
  • The weekly cleaning and disinfecting of autoclave and any other disinfecting devices
  • The daily disinfecting of suction units
  • The daily cleaning of dental chairs and units

   ASSISTING DENTIST IN SURGERY  

  • Assisting the dentist in the surgery with all dental procedures
  • Setting out of all instruments required
  • Correct and precise charting of all patients’ records these must be kept up to date.
  • The mixing of dental materials that are required by the dentist
  • To bring and escort all patients into and from surgery during treatment period
  • To monitor and reassure all patients and to ensure a clear path of communication, i.e. check medical history, recent radiographs should be made available and hospital letters should be read prior to patient being seen
  • To complete all laboratory sheets pertaining to each patient and to ensure any changes or correction in treatments be written down
  • To complete all x-ray envelopes and ensure all radiographs are monitored
  • Assisting hygienist and Therapist as and when required.

  NON-SURGERY DUTIES  

  • Ensure all stocks are kept up to date and are replenished regularly, this should be carried out on a weekly basis
  • Ensure that there are enough laboratory tickets, x-ray envelopes for that month
  • Check with receptionist of any patients who are attending who have special needs, i.e. someone with a latex allergy.
  • Ensure all records are completed correctly and are kept up to date, i.e. autoclave monitoring book and TST STRIPS and any other logbooks associated with the current legislations

.   OCCASIONALLY THERE WILL BE CROSS OVER DUTIES WHICH WILL INCLUDE CLERICAL DUTIES ON RECEPTION.

WORKING HOURS PER WEEK

37 Hrs

REQUIRED SKILLS

No essential skills required as full training is provided.

REQUIRED QUALITIES

  • Articulate and attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Good appearance
  • Good computer skills
  • Good literacy skills
  • Ability to adapt easily to various situations
  • Willingness to learn

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

No specific qualifications required

NUMBER OF VACANCIES

1

EXPECTED DURATION

18 – 24 months

FUTURE PROSPECTS

Full training and support from employer and training provider which will lead to acheiveing Level 3 Dental Nursing Certificate. Further career prospects include Diplomas in Dental Hygeine and Therapy.