Principle dental nurse
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
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Wolverhampton Special Care Dental Service are offering a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and clinically focussed dental nurse, to take forward the Special Care Dental Service.
The successful applicant will play an important role in ensuring the future success of the Special Care Dental Service.
They will have significant understanding of Special Care Dentistry and be able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of related legislation and guidance.
They will need to have the experience and knowledge of our patient group and demonstrate a strong commitment to ensuring our patients receive high quality care, they will also need to demonstrate a desire to work clinically to support these patients.
Main duties of the job
Working alongside the Clinical Lead and Business Manager they will:
Provide line management support to Senior Dental Nurses
Lead for decontamination
Lead projects pertaining to individual patient groups in their re-mit
Have a strong operational role to ensure the smooth running of the Special Care Dental Service.
Taking forward and developing the Special Care aspect of the service is a priority for this role, and the successful individual would be expected the embrace this aspect of the service to ensure this vulnerable group of patients receive high quality care.
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve the quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.
We are delighted that we have been rated as "Good" by CQC. We have achieved numerous awards; The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.
The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.
Manage band 4/5 Dental Nurses within the Special Care Dental Service
Assist in training and assessing trainee and qualified Dental Nurses at specified dental clinics, supervise a wide range of work activities appropriate to a trainee and qualified Dental Nurses in centres and / or mobile dental units as is necessary for the smooth running of the Dental Service.
Maintain effective communication with the public and staff on a full range of issues, some potentially complex.
To undertake chair side duties as and when required for the smooth running of the Dental Services including a substantial clinical commitment within their clinical area of responsibility.
To maintain and extend a good working up-to-date knowledge of dental procedures and to identify areas of personal development to ensure high standards are achieved.
To operationally manage the Special Care Dental Service to ensure allocation of clinical and nursing staff, approval of leave, travel claims, excess hours claims, turn round documents and sickness monitoring.
The responsibilities of the postholder will be undertaken in close collaboration with the Clinical Lead, Senior Clinicians and the Senior Dental Nurses.
To ensure that effective communication channels exist between the staff, all service users and the Clinical Director.
The post holder will ensure his or her own Continuing Professional Development is maintained.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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