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We have an upcoming vacancy for a Registered Dental Nurse (maternity cover).  We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic nurse to work at our forward-thinking practice.  Please see below for a full job description.
REGISTERED DENTAL NURSE (MATERNITY COVER)

CONTRACT LENGTH: 9th September - 4th December 2015.


Employment Duties
- To perform high quality dental nursing whilst assisting each dentist and hygienist in all dental procedures in a safe and effective manner in accordance with the ‘Code of Ethics’ of the British Association of Dental Nurses and the GDC requirements and recommendations to dentists and their staff. 
- To establish and build caring relationships with the clients of the practice.
- To internally market the practice.
- Help with clinical audit as required.
- To establish and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team.
- To liaise with the Principals on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions.
- To assist at the reception and perform other clerical duties if required.
- To take reasonable care for her/his own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by her/his acts at work.


Key Tasks
- Set-up and prepare the surgery for the type of patient and treatment planned before the start of each session.
- Clean and sterilise all equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session.
- Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste.
- Prepare the necessary materials and instruments.
- Process dental x-rays and assist in the correct procedure for dental radiography.
- Liaise with reception over necessary future appointments for each patient.
- Escort patients from the lounge to the surgery, confirming the medical history is up to date and warning the dentist/hygienist of any problems that he/she has noted.
- Provide clinical assistance to the dentist/hygienist while treating the patient, acting under his/her supervision.
- Continually interpret the needs of patients and dentist/hygienist and deal with them promptly and efficiently.
- Assist the dentist/hygienist in the completion of patient records.
- Monitor and maintain stocks within dental surgery as necessary, informing the Business Manager and liaising with the dentist/hygienist over necessary orders and warning of any shortages of materials in the stores.
- Perform chaperoning duties for dentist/hygienist when treating patients.
- Follow and adhere to all practice policies and procedures.
- Obey all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality.
- Ensure that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session.
- Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the Principals.
- Report equipment failures or breakages to the Business Manager.
- Identify your training and development needs and undertake appropriate training as required and agreed with the Business Manager, ensuring CPD is kept up-to-date.
- Perform any other tasks are reasonably requested by the Principals.


Key Reception Tasks (when required to be on Reception)
- Receive and deal with the patients in a pleasant manner.
- Maintain the record systems of the practice.
- Keep records of all appointments and remind patients of their appointments.
- Answer the telephone efficiently.
- Carry out routine house-keeping procedures on the computer.
- Inform the Business Manager & Principals about patient comments and complaints.
- Manage the retail sales of the practice.


Statement of Responsibilities
This job description is a guide to responsibilities rather than a complete list of duties.  It will be periodically reviewed and may be amended by agreement from time to time.

Working Hours
- Monday to Thurs (8:00am – 5:30pm)
- Friday (8:00am – 1:00pm)
- You will be required to work one late evening per month (until 7pm) and receive one afternoon per quarter as time in lieu.

Annual Leave Entitlement
- 20 days per year plus UK bank holidays (pro rata)

Salary
- An hourly rate of around £9.50 will be paid depending on experience.

Please apply by sending your CV to Grant Bignell via e-mail grant@pontcannadental.co.uk or post it to Pontcanna Dental Care, 102 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LP.
(If you require any more information on the role, please call the practice on 02920 387683).

All applications must be submitted before 1pm on Friday 31st July 2015