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Apprentice Dental Nurse

King Street Dental practice
Pay: £153.55
Location: Lancashire Clitheroe United Kingdom
Category: Entry Level
Available from: Dec 2020
Finishes on: Ongoing Position
Type of work: Full Time, Indoor & Outdoor
Job reference: E03550667
2020-10-16 2020-11-27

Job Description

The duties within this role include:

  • Assist the dentist and hygienist during all clinical procedures

  • Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery

  • Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation and extractions

  • Assessments, this may also include minor oral surgery

  • Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments

  • Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerised systems

  • Reception duties which include answering the telephone greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system

  • Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic.

  • Assisting with the preparation of patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing all images

Personal Qualities :

  • The ability to work as an individual as well as part of a team and be respectful to team members at all times

  • Be an excellent communicator at all levels, via telephone and face to face

  • Be able to use their own initiative¬†

Skills Required :

  • A good communicator and be willing to be part of a team supporting each other

  • The ability to make decisions and use their own initiative, have strong organisational skills, as well as having a caring nature and be comfortable talking to patients at all levels and ages

Future Prospects :

  • The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing with experience in a busy Dental Practice

  • Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. Career breaks and part time working are often possible. You could go on to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health

  • You might take on more responsibility as a trainer and assessor for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice. You could apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist

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