Dental Nurse job in Edgware at Edgware Dental Practice

dental nurse

Company: edgware dental practice

Location: Edgware UK

Date Posted:May 16, 2018

Description:Job Purpose:Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.Duties:* Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols.* Prepares patient for dental treatment by welcoming, comforting, seating, and draping patient.* Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.* Provides instrumentation by sterilising and delivering instruments to treatment area; positioning instruments for dentist's access; suctioning; passing instruments.* Provides materials by selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient's mouth.* Provides diagnostic information by exposing and developing radiographic studies; pouring, trimming, and polishing study casts.* Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances.* Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drug and oxygen supply, and emergency telephone directory.* Educates patients about oral hygiene, plaque control, and giving postoperative instructions.* Documents dental care services by charting in patient records.* Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.* Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.* Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.* Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.* Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.* Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.Skills/Qualifications:Dental Health Maintenance, Use of Dental Technology, Infection Control, Patient Services, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Listening, Teamwork, Bedside Manner, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Use of Medical Technologies, Performing Diagnostic Procedures View full job description
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