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Dental Nurse

Job Reference: 317-2021-31-018-A

Employer:
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
317 Emergency Dental Clinic - DH
Location:
04 Newcastle Dental Hospital
Salary:
£22,549 - £24,882 pro rata, per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.


A Dental Nurse role in the Community Dental Service, providing Dental treatment for patients with a wide range of special needs and medical conditions. Needs that prevent them from accessing treatment through the normal dental practice route? Patient access are by referral from GDP’s and other health care professionals for treatment under Local anaesthetic or sedation and general anaesthetic depending on the disability or special care need.

Role responsibilities

  • Provide chairside assistance (including patients being treated under General Anaesthetic when needed) assisting all grades of Dental staff and undergraduate students within the community and trust dental units.
  • Preparation and sterilization of all Instruments, equipment and materials for treatment.
  • Provide chairside support to patients undergoing a variety of treatments.
  • Provide pre and post-operative instructions and advice, maintaining a high standard of patient care.
  • Provision of clinical supervision and practical training to student Dental nurse and less experienced staff on a daily basis.
  • Ensure patient confidentiality upheld at all times.
  • To ensure Cross infection control, Cleanliness of the department, Stock levels and equipment kept well maintained.
  • To provide administrative assistance with regard to liaising with patients and other external agencies.

We require a person with the ability to show empathy and patience while dealing with patients, who display challenging behaviours due to their special need requirement.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required for the role.

Part Time 30 Hours/Week

 




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