Dental Nurse job in Truro at Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise CIC

Dental Nurse

Company: Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise CIC

Location: Truro UK

Date Posted:May 15, 2018

Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise is a new organisation providing dental services and education from four teaching clinics across the southwest, from Exeter to Truro. The company supports the work of Plymouth University Peninsula Dental School training the dentists of tomorrow. As a Social Enterprise we are focussed on providing benefits to the communities we serve locally, including patients, students and the wider community requiring oral healthcare and education.Due to expansion the company is seeking enthusiastic and committed Dental Nurses to join the Dental Education Facility team in Truro.Starting salary at Grade 4 £19,852.5 days a week, 52 weeks per year. Role: Dental NurseGrade: Band 4Reports to: ClinicTeam Leader Role summary:The role holder will support the provision of high quality, safe, clinical care on the clinical floor which includes administrative tasks and use of specialist knowledge such as radiography.  The role holder will be given additional tasks to undertake to support the functioning of the DEF e.g. Infection Control Co-ordinator, line management of staff etc. Key accountabilities:Effective and efficient engagement with all processes required to support the provision of clinical careLiaison with clinic staff, academic staff and students to maximise the efficiency of the clinicsEnsure all activities are undertaken in compliance with Equality and Diversity regulations for staff, students and patientsEnsure all clinicians and students are adhering to policies, protocols and processesSupport the Trainee Dental Nurse programme and the Community Engagement TeamWork as a chairside Dental Nurse Measures of success:Successful outcomes to items listed in role summary and other delegated tasksSuccessful delivery of key priorities and objectives agreed with manager and as part of the performance development reviewPositive customer feedbackMeets deadlinesManages competing demands Knowledge, Education and Training:Dental Nurse, registered with the General Dental CouncilAdditional dental qualifications are desirableExcellent numeracy and literacy skills (minimum GCSE grade C, or equivalent,  in maths and English)Computer literacy, including competence with Microsoft OfficeKnowledge of dental clinical procedures Experience:Evidence of work in a clinical dental environment SkillsAbility to work as an individual within a team environmentExcellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, both verbal and writtenUnderstanding of how internal processes can impact on organisational performanceAble to prioritise and move between tasks to meet deadlinesAble to travel independently within the Peninsula  BehavioursDemonstrates self-leadershipDemonstrates enthusiasm and commitment at all timesDemonstrates commitment and support to PDSE, to PDSE managers and to colleagues Uses initiative to start and complete tasks without direct supervisionTakes ownership of tasksUses own expertise and uses it to develop othersSupports others to achieve goalsForms good working relationships with colleagues to achieve successful outcomesAbility to manage multiple tasks and competing demandsUses full range of knowledge of dental procedures, including any specialist knowledge, to support patient care This post requires Hepatitis B immunisation and other health clearance as stipulated by Occupational Health. Staff on 52 week contracts must take the majority of their annual leave allocation outside of term time.  Requests for annual leave within term-time will only be granted if the functioning of the clinics will not be compromised. Plymouth-based Dental Nurses will be routinely required to work across both Plymouth sites and may occasionally be required to work in Exeter or Truro.Exeter and Truro based staff will routinely be based in one site and may occasionally be required to work in any of the other sites.  Other:This job description provides a general reflection of the key accountabilities associated with the post, it is expected that the role holder will undertake any other reasonable activities to assist in efficient service delivery.This job description is not exhaustive and may change as the post develops, but such change will not take place without consultation between the post holder and his/her manager. Job descriptions should be reviewed at least annually at the appraisal meeting.Normal working hours are 0845 to 1700 Monday to Friday, however on occasions to meet business need you will be required to work revised hours, typically between 0800 and 1800.The Working Time Regulations apply to all employees of Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise(CIC) In particular Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise(CIC)will not permit staff in all employments to work in excess of 48 hours in any one week except where there are exceptional service needs where an absolute limit of averaging over a reference period of 17 weeks would apply. Additional information for all posts:The post holder is required to comply with all relevant policies and procedures pertinent to their post. Risk Management:In Accordance with the Risk Management Strategy, employees will participate, whenever required, with the risk management process. They will support line managers by attending mandatory and statutory training, completing incident/accident forms for every adverse event or near miss that occurs, report all defects and complaints, and communicate any dangerous situation to individuals potentially at risk.Health and Safety at Work: You must co-operate with those in authority and others in meeting the statutory requirements, following policies and procedures and abiding by the employers & national regulations.You are reminded that in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 you have a duty to take reasonable care to avoid injury to yourself and to others affected by your work activities.You will be notified where your post carries a requirement for immunisation.  Infection Control:Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise(CIC) is determined to eradicate healthcare-acquired infection and puts a great deal of emphasis on the responsibility of all staff to ensure their own personal and others compliance with Infection Control (including Hand Washing) Policies.  All staff must comply with infection control policies and guidance, attend relevant updates and report issues of concern to their immediate line manager. Safeguarding Children and vulnerable adults:All employees have a duty for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and are required to act in such a way that at all times safeguards the health and well- being of children and vulnerable adults. Familiarisation with and adherence to national and local Safeguarding policies is an essential requirement of all employees as is participation in related mandatory/statutory training.Sustainability and climate change:All staff are expected to take responsibility for the reduction of carbon emissions within their area of the organisation. In particular this may relate to reducing energy consumption, making low carbon travel choices, consideration of goods and services being purchased, and waste reduction.   GENERAL POLICIES APPLICABLE TO ALL POST HOLDERSConfidentiality:Any matters of a confidential nature, including in particular information relating to the diagnosis and treatment of patients, individual staff records and details of contract prices and terms, must not in any circumstances be divulged or made available to any unauthorised person(s). This includes any information covered by the Data Protection Act. A breach of confidentiality will result in disciplinary action in accordance with the Disciplinary Procedure and Rules.Acceptance of gifts or hospitalityThe conduct of the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (CIC) staff must be scrupulously impartial and honest. The Bribery Act 2010 prohibits staff from soliciting or receiving any gift of any kind from contractors or their agents, or from any organisation, firms or individual with whom they are in contact by reason or their official duties. Staff are expected to refer to the acceptance of gifts / standards of business conduct policies regarding gift registers. Personal propertyPeninsula Dental Social Enterprise (CIC) does not accept responsibility for articles of personal property lost or damaged from any clause, and you are advised to obtain personal insurance cover against all risks.Staff required to use a personal motor vehicle in undertaking duties are responsible for ensuring the adequate maintenance and insurance cover appropriate to business use is maintained. Removal of Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (CIC) property by staff for their own useNo material or goods which are the property of Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (CIC) may be removed from its premises without the explicit permission of your manager.Smoking, Alcohol and HealthPeninsula Dental Social Enterprise (CIC) seeks to be an exemplar employer in promoting progressive policies and a healthy working environment.Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (CIC) has adopted the following No Smoking and Alcohol policies for all staff:Staff of Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (CIC) is not permitted:To smoke or consume alcohol while on dutyTo consume alcohol within the 6 hours immediately prior to starting dutyTo smoke or consume alcohol in any Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise (CIC) premises, including grounds.The no smoking policy has been extended to include the use of E-Cigarettes.    DENTAL NURSE– V1.072016  View full job description
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