- GMFJ Reference
44.00 per week
- Date Posted
- Start Date
Now Taking Applications
- Employment Type
Advanced Level 3
Bhandal Dental Practice
Description of Opportunity
This vacancy will be based in and around the Sandwell/Dudley/Stourbridge Area. We will do our best to accommodate you to work from the most convenient/nearest location(s). But the vacancy is a rota nurse covering from one practice to another.
Working towards a level 3 NVQ in Dental Nursing for a large independent Dental Practitioner.
Must have an interest in a career in Dental Nursing and be prepared to help in other areas of the practice.
The successful candidate must be prepared to travel to other practices to provide holiday and sickness cover. The role of a Dental Nurse is to:
Take instruction from the Dentist responding efficiently and accurately
They must ensure the dentist's comments regarding the condition of the patient's mouth throughout the check-up are recorded correctly
The surgery and any relevant materials must be prepared in time, taking care to sterilise all instruments and working areas
Dental instruments must be to hand, ready to be passed to the Dentist when needed
Dental nurses may at times be required to assist on the reception desk of the practice where they will need to answer the telephone and welcome patients to the Dental Practice.
Good communication skills and customer service awareness is needed to maintain a high level of service within the Dental Practice, making the patients feel welcome and comfortable
Working sometimes under pressure Dental Nurses must remain professional and work quickly and efficiently
Able to work quickly and efficiently whilst maintaining a professional manner at all times
Record information relayed by the Dentist accurately at all times
Prepared to undertake all tasks in the practice such as manning the reception area
Cleaning equipment and surgery
Being in close contact with the patients is a daily requirement for a Dental Nurse, therefore they must understand the patients' needs and possible anxieties about attending the Dentist, endeavouring to make their experience as comfortable as possible
For more information about this vacancy please contact Sandwell College on 0121 667 5018 (Ref ID: 128538)
Good communication skills
Candidates MUST have a GCSE Grade C/4 or above in maths and English or functional skills equivalent.
Work based and college training and support towards achieving an Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing consisting of Key Skills, NEBDN Dental Nursing Certificate and NVQ level 3 in Dental NursingSuccessful completion will allow the candidate to register with the General Dental Council
Friendly and pleasant manner
Able to build relationships with both colleagues and patients
Calm under pressure
Able to reassure when dealing with nervous patients
Able to handle college and practice workload
Candidates can continue to study further and enrol on Level 4 programmes such as Radiography or Oral Health Education, or work their way into practice management.