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Dental Nurse Oral Surgery OPD

Employer
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Worcester
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Theatre nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Band 5 Registered Dental Nurse Countywide

Full time

Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced orthodontic RDNs to join our county wide Oral Surgery and Orthodontic service, working within an existing, well established service. The ideal candidate will be able to work expertly to optimise patient care and must also be a team player who can collaborate and work closely with the existing Oral Surgery team to promote excellence in patient care.

The Oral Surgery service is an outpatient service and operates across all 3 hospital sites.If you are a team player who is motivated, enthusiastic and hard- working then we would like to hear from you. In return we can offer excellent opportunities for your personal and professional growth and support your career development in our busy and friendly Team.

For further information, please contact Matron Sara Candlin at sara.candlin@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

Acting as a Named Nurse, to maintain accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care within the framework of team nursing.To co-ordinate the patients discharge arrangements in accordance with WAHT discharge policy.To promote a patient focused approach to care in collaboration with all relevant health professionals.To educate patients and their carers as required where a need has been identified.
To provide information which enables patients to make choices about adopting a healthier lifestyle. To complete patient documentation correctly. To assist in establishing and monitoring protocols / care pathways. To participate in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication with patients, relatives and other staff. To support peoples equality, diversity and rights at all times. To safe guard vulnerable adults in accordance with agreed policies and procedures.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is over 7,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Acting as a Named Nurse, to maintain accountability for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care within the framework of team nursing.
  • To co-ordinate the patients discharge arrangements in accordance with WAHT discharge policy.
  • To promote a patient focused approach to care in collaboration with all relevant health professionals.
  • To educate patients and their carers as required where a need has been identified.
To provide information which enables patients to make choices about adopting a healthier lifestyle. To complete patient documentation correctly. To assist in establishing and monitoring protocols / care pathways. To participate in the promotion and maintenance of effective communication with patients, relatives and other staff. To support peoples equality, diversity and rights at all times. To safe guard vulnerable adults in accordance with agreed policies and procedures.
  • To develop own teaching skills and participate in staff / student education programmes.
  • To help maintain a suitable learning environment for staff and act as a facilitator in the supervision and teaching of less experienced staff.
  • To attend Trust / local orientation programmes and mandatory training sessions.
  • To be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge, clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with PREP requirements and to maintain a professional portfolio with evidence of reflective practice.
  • To contribute to annual appraisal and be responsible for own Personal Development Programme.
  • To participate in the Trusts Preceptorship Programme.
  • To assist in the development and implementation of nursing practice guidelines, standards and policies.
  • To assist in the training and development of student nurses and health care assistants and complete assessors training as required.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Dental Nurse on sub part 1 or 2 of the professional register or RDN
  • Evidence of continuing education for more experienced Band 5 nurses in speciality
  • NMC recognised Mentorship qualification or willingness to work towards within 18 months of commencement of post
  • GDC registered


Desirable

  • Teaching and Assessing qualification


Skills

Essential

  • Good organisational / time management skills
  • Ability to record and deal with accurate facts, figures and information
  • Able to interpret and adhere to Trust and departmental policies protocols, procedures and guidelines
  • Effective communicator both written and verbal
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Flexible to change in demands of service
  • Willing to learn new skills
  • Ability to identify personal development needs
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to support unregistered staff / students
  • Ability to identify and manage risk


Experience

Essential

  • Can demonstrate a specific interest in area of work
  • Will require a specific speciality related qualification / equivalent experience related to the post or willingness to work towards within 18 months of qualification


Desirable

  • Significant proven knowledge and experience in the speciality


Employer details

Employer name

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Charles Hastings Way

Worcester

Worcestershire

WR5 1DD

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C9365-24-0806

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