Dental Nurse

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

To carry out dental nursing duties to include assisting the dental clinician (e.g. Dentists, Dental Therapist/Hygienist) in treating Special Care and Paediatric patients. The postholder will also be required to assist patients within Secure Units.

  • Maintain high standards in Infection Prevention Control

Assist the patient on their treatment journey

Main duties of the job

  • Ensure that the surgery is welcoming and prepared for the type of patient and treatment planned.
  • Provide chair-side assistance to the clinician to include treating special care patients with learning and/or physical disabilities, patients with complex medical conditions, diagnosed Mental Health conditions, anxious children and adults, acting under the supervision and direction of the clinician.
  • Assist in the provision of dental treatment on a domiciliary basis.
  • (Following training) assist in the provision of dental treatment under Inhalation sedation.
  • (Following training) to assist in the provision of dental care under general anaesthesia.

May be required to assist when carrying our screenings or epidemiological surveys including any related duties to support this

About us

Central and North West London NHS Trust expects all staff to act in a way which shows you understand our core values and are willing to put them into practice with service users, family and carers, and also other staff members.

We expect you to show COMPASSION, contribute to a caring and kind environment and recognise that what you do and say helps can make the lives of others better

We expect you to RESPECT everyone and acknowledge and welcome people's differences rather than ignore them or see them as problematic.

We expect you to EMPOWER others and continually try to provide information, resources and support to help others make their own decisions and meet their own needs.

We expect you to work in PARTNERSHIP and behave in a way that shows that you recognise that commissioners and users of our services are the people who generate and pay for our work

Date posted

22 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£25,147 to £27,596 a year per annum (pro rata if P/T)

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

9 months

Working pattern

Part-time, Job share

Reference number

333-D-MK-CM-0960-C

Job locations

Eaglestone Health centre

Milton Keynes Hospital Campus

Eaglestone

MK6 5AZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for general preparation and organisation of the surgery and the correct function of clinical equipment.
  • Maintain high standards Infection Prevention Control.
  • Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste.
  • Constantly interpret the needs of patients, carers and clinicians and be able to deal with them promptly and efficiently.
  • Work within the framework of National Guidance, Trust Policies and Service Local Operating Procedures.
  • Assist the clinician with the completion of patient records, including the use of a computerised system.
  • Empathetic manner required to provide reassurance and support for patients during their treatment.
  • Calm and reassure patients who exhibit challenging behaviour.
  • Carry out clerical duties associated with the running of the clinic, i.e. appointment making, answering telephone calls and general enquiries, collection of mail, taking and accounting of monies received as necessary.
  • Undertake specific duties delegated by the Clinicians, Senior management team and Dental Nurse Manager.
  • May include stores/stock control duties at specified clinic as required

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Responsible for general preparation and organisation of the surgery and the correct function of clinical equipment.
  • Maintain high standards Infection Prevention Control.
  • Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste.
  • Constantly interpret the needs of patients, carers and clinicians and be able to deal with them promptly and efficiently.
  • Work within the framework of National Guidance, Trust Policies and Service Local Operating Procedures.
  • Assist the clinician with the completion of patient records, including the use of a computerised system.
  • Empathetic manner required to provide reassurance and support for patients during their treatment.
  • Calm and reassure patients who exhibit challenging behaviour.
  • Carry out clerical duties associated with the running of the clinic, i.e. appointment making, answering telephone calls and general enquiries, collection of mail, taking and accounting of monies received as necessary.
  • Undertake specific duties delegated by the Clinicians, Senior management team and Dental Nurse Manager.
  • May include stores/stock control duties at specified clinic as required

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good general education up to GCSE O level standard / NVQ level 3 or equivalent experience
  • Full registration with General Dental Council

Desirable

  • Additional relevant Dental Nurse Certificate

Experience

Essential

  • Current or recent experience working as a dental nurse with clinical commitment in hospital, salaried or general dental service
  • Able to supervise trainees and unqualified staff
  • Clerical experience of using dental software packages

Desirable

  • Previous NHS Experience within a specialised service
  • Experience of assisting with provision of care under general anaesthesia
  • Experience of assisting with provision of care under inhalation sedation
  • Experience of assisting with provision of care on a domiciliary basis
  • Experience of working in secure settings
  • Experience of working with a dentist to carry out screenings or epidemiological surveys

Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrable knowledge of cross infection control standards

key skills/abilities

Essential

  • Ability to develop & maintain high standards of communication both orally and in writing with people about difficult matters & / in difficult situations

Personal Disposition

Essential

  • Willingness to travel to different locations to undertake role effectively
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good general education up to GCSE O level standard / NVQ level 3 or equivalent experience
  • Full registration with General Dental Council

Desirable

  • Additional relevant Dental Nurse Certificate

Experience

Essential

  • Current or recent experience working as a dental nurse with clinical commitment in hospital, salaried or general dental service
  • Able to supervise trainees and unqualified staff
  • Clerical experience of using dental software packages

Desirable

  • Previous NHS Experience within a specialised service
  • Experience of assisting with provision of care under general anaesthesia
  • Experience of assisting with provision of care under inhalation sedation
  • Experience of assisting with provision of care on a domiciliary basis
  • Experience of working in secure settings
  • Experience of working with a dentist to carry out screenings or epidemiological surveys

Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrable knowledge of cross infection control standards

key skills/abilities

Essential

  • Ability to develop & maintain high standards of communication both orally and in writing with people about difficult matters & / in difficult situations

Personal Disposition

Essential

  • Willingness to travel to different locations to undertake role effectively

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

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From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Eaglestone Health centre

Milton Keynes Hospital Campus

Eaglestone

MK6 5AZ


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Eaglestone Health centre

Milton Keynes Hospital Campus

Eaglestone

MK6 5AZ


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Dental Nurse Manager

Leah Spencer

leah.spencer@nhs.net

Date posted

22 November 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£25,147 to £27,596 a year per annum (pro rata if P/T)

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

9 months

Working pattern

Part-time, Job share

Reference number

333-D-MK-CM-0960-C

Job locations

Eaglestone Health centre

Milton Keynes Hospital Campus

Eaglestone

MK6 5AZ


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