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Qualified Dental Nurse

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per anum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
OMFS Department is the Hub for head and neck cancer and major surgery in Bedfordshire, Herefordshire and Buckinghamshire. The Department is a well-established service which is consultant led and provides acute medical, orthodontic, restorative and surgical treatment to patients within the areas.

We are currently seeking highly motivated, committed and enthusiastic registered dental nurses to join our OMFS team to provide high standard of care to patients with a variety of complex needs. We welcome experienced dental nurses from NHS or private dental practices to apply for the posts. Experience is essential in the hospital setting , along with significate experience in all clinical areas.

We are committed to provide a variety of training to personal development to enhance your skills and career progression.

Main duties of the job

Work alongside with Consultants, Specialty Doctors and Dental Core Trainees with surgical procedure under local anaesthesia or IV sedation . Support and give patients or patient's relative with verbal and written instructions prior to and following any oral surgeries. Prepare the clinical areas including preparation of instruments, materials and equipment required for all surgical, orthodontic or restorative procedures. Maintain high standard of cleanliness in clinical and non-clinical areas. Comply with the infection control Trust Policy and local protocols. Help and mentor other staff members .

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Prepare the clinical areas including preparation of instruments, materials and equipment required for all surgical, orthodontic or restorative procedures.
  • Work alongside with Consultants, Specialty Doctors and Dental Core Trainees with surgical procedure under local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia with related training and competencies completion.
  • Chair side assisting Orthodontist for all orthodontic treatment and provide oral health education to patients and patients relative.
  • Chair side assisting Restorative Consultants in restorative dentistry including all related treatment and dental implants.
  • To support Consultants and clinicians in outpatients clinics. Supporting patients for a smooth assessment by identifying special requirement or patients need prior to future treatment/ procedure.
  • To support and give patients or patients relative with verbal and written instructions prior to and following any oral surgeries.
  • Advise, triage and prioritise patients with special needs to ensure they receive appreciate care without delay in all areas.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognise, respond and attend medical emergency after completion of training on basic life support with the support of the team.
  • To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of dealing with patients with complex medical history.
  • Maintain good communication and work closely with a disciplinary team to ensure patients treatment to be completed as planned.
  • Maintain high standard of cleanliness in clinical and non-clinical areas. Comply with the infection control Trust Policy and local protocols.
  • Undertake any other appropriate duties as may be assigned by the Senior Dental Nurse, Lead Nurse and Senior Sister due to skill mix and staffing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of dealing with hazards & dangerous substances such as: radiation, sharps, chemical spillage including mercury and the deposal of clinical waste and comply with the Trust Policy.
  • Escalate any concerns and report incident to Senior Staff and complete the incident report approximately in a timely manner.
  • The post holder will be expected to carry out all relevant forms of care without direct supervision and is required to demonstrate procedures, supervise qualified and unqualified staff while maintaining a safe environment.
  • Demonstrate various skill enabling you to be adaptable to work in all areas of the department clinical and non-clinical.
  • Maintain a good level of stock in clinic and report for low level for reordering to avoid the stock runs out.

  • Non Clinical
  • Works as an effective team member with initiatives.
  • Manages own workload, co-ordinating and prioritising patients care. Recognises selfs limitations and escalates for senior advice.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills in written, verbal and non-verbal with individuals/ multidisciplinary team about patients care and complex issues.
  • Comply with GDC code of conducts, Data Protection/ Confidentiality Acts in Trust and local policies.
  • Develop the skills and competences in all areas which are required for the post within 6 months to 12 months. Staff will be assessed and identified for the learning opportunities and skills accomplishment. Regular review and support will be offered with the work buddy and senior colleagues.


  • Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • National Certificate in Dental Nursing
    • General Dental Council registration
    • 3 years' experience in all areas with in the OMFS including minor oral surgery, orthodontics and restorative.


    Desirable

    • Impression taking course
    • Sedation Course


    Knowledge

    Essential

    • Knowledge of minor oral surgery / maxilla-facial/head and neck procedures.
    • Stock control and ordering
    • Profound knowledge of dental materials, instruments and equipment.


    Desirable

    • Specialised knowledge of oral surgery and maxillofacial procedures, techniques, and treatment protocols


    Communication Skills

    Essential

    • Good written skills
    • Ability to communicate at all levels


    Experience & Skills

    Essential

    • o 3 years' experience in all areas with in the OMFS including minor oral surgery, orthodontics and restorative.
    • oDemonstrated experience in mentoring and supervising junior staff.
    • . Significant post qualification experience


    Desirable

    • oAwareness of current development and advancements in dental nursing practices and technologies.
    • Management experience / qualification.


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Luton & Dunstable Hospital

    Lewsey Road

    Luton

    LU4 0DZ

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    418-DN9089-VR

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