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Apprentice Dental Nurse

  • Employer: Tower Dental
  • Location: Blackpool
  • Vacancy Ref: 00001193
  • Weekly wage: £243.75
  • Hours per week: 37.5
  • Sector: Dental

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Blackpool.

As an Apprentice Dental Nurse, you will help the dentist in performing any type of dental care treatment and processes.

Key Nursing Tasks:

  • Setting up and preparing the surgery before the start of each session
  • Clean and disinfect all equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session
  • Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practices health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers’ instructions – including the sterilisation room
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • Provide chair side assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Develop and file all x–rays, whilst adhering to the relevant safety procedures
  • Always ensure the care and welfare of patients in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner
  • Perform chaperoning duties for dentists, hygienists/therapists when treating patients.
  • Handle all substances in accordance with Health and Safety policies. Be familiar and comply with all Health and Safety rules and guidance, including COSHH, infection control, and ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery and inform the Principal when stock is needed to be ordered
  • Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
  • Deal with patient queries
  • Maintain and develop effective communication links with patients
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
  • Assist in keeping clean surfaces, sinks, and floors in the surgeries and common areas of the practice reception, office, staff room and toilets
  • Promote a professional image of the company at all times
  • Complete all necessary paperwork including compliance, daily/weekly/monthly checks, Autoclave, de–contamination, Oxygen checks, drugs kit checks
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed
  • Observe patient confidentiality at all times, ensuring compliance with Information Governance

Training to be provided

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English.

  • Safeguarding.

  • First Aid.

  • Preparation for the end point assessment.

About Tower Dental

Dentist based in Blackpool.

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