Registered Dental Nurse
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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An opportunity to join an established team, as a qualified Dental Nurse, providing support to and working alongside qualified dental staff and undergraduate's within the Community Dental Service.
Mainly based in the Community across 4 sites Arthurs Hill, Kenton, Molineux (Byker) & Walker.
The role will also require you to work anywhere within the Dental Directorate including Dental Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary & Freeman Hospital.
Hours 08:45 - 17:00 Monday to Friday
- Interview date: 21st December 2023
- 37 hours 30 minutes /week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
Providing support to patient's with additional needs i.e. medically compromised, learning difficulties & physical disabilities
The post holder will act as a member of the dental team in community dentistry working with and assisting dentists, higher specialist trainees, General Dental Practitioners, dental hygienists and therapists, post graduates including MSc students and dental students
An experienced dental nurse is expected to demonstrate activities and provide supervision and practical training to student dental nurses and new, less experienced dental nurses
Although based in the Community Dental Service the post holder will be required to work as necessary within any area of the hospital and other dental units within the Trust
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- To provide chair-side assistance (including patients being treated under General Anaesthetic) to all grades of dental staff and students working within the dental hospital.
- To prepare all instruments, equipment and materials required for treatment.
- To provide care and support for patients undergoing a variety of treatments.
- To provide pre and post operative instructions and advice, so maintaining a high standard of patient care at all times.
- To ensure patient confidentiality is always upheld.
- To provide administrative assistance with regard to liaising with patients and other external agencies.
- To provide clinical supervision and practical training to student dental nurses and other less experienced staff on a daily basis.
- To ensure that cross infection control, the cleanliness of the department, stock levels and equipment are well maintained.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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