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Job summary

Main area
Dental Service
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
220-WHT-460-A
Employer
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Community Health Centres
Town
London
Salary
£28,057 - £30,390 Per Annual Including HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
05/12/2022 23:59

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Whittington Health NHS Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Dental Nurse

Band 4

Covid-19 Vaccination 

Getting vaccinated, and getting a booster, remains the best defence against COVID-19.
We encourage and support  staff to get  COVID-19 vaccine and a booster dose as and when they are eligible. 

 

Please note in order to progress your application, your data will be processed by our 3rd party recruitment providers – North London Partners Shared Service, who conduct recruitment activities on behalf of Whittington Health NHS Trust.

For our current apprenticeship vacancies, please go to https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship and use Keyword ‘Whittington’

By applying for this role, you accept in the event you are successful that your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which is aimed at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

 


 

Job overview

Dental Nurse  (Band 4)  

  • Assisting the Clinicians in the provision of all Dental treatment clinically and on visits to patient’s homes.
  • Prepare surgeries for all Dental procedures whilst maintaining a hygienic working environment.
  • To communicate appropriately and sensitively with patients, families and carers to provide reassurance and support, taking into consideration differences in language, ability and culture
  • Undertake reception, clerical and administrative duties for the dental clinic(s)/ service
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
  • Organised and methodical
  • Competent in basic MS Office and IT applications
  • Possesses initiative, can be flexible
  • Ability to participate in and contribute to the dental team
  • To be efficient and accurate in record keeping

Main duties of the job

Community Dental Services 

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Dental Nurse, with excellent clinical and communication skills to join our dynamic Community Dental team. We provide special care dentistry across ten boroughs in London, for adults and children in a variety of settings including: community dental clinics, domiciliary, hospitals, oral surgery service and a fluoride varnish programme.

We currently have available posts  to work across Camden, Islington, Haringey, Enfield , Barnet & Brent  and possibly neighbouring boroughs.

In addition to these, we also have temporary staffing /Bank positions available. 

You will  have clinical &  administrative duties within the service , and will be responsible for ensuring that dental care is provided safely and to a high standard.  Training will be provided to support you in this role and to meet your GDC/CPD requirements.

 

 

 

Working for our organisation

Medical services have been delivered on the Whittington Hospital site for over 500 years. On 1st April 2011, Whittington Health was launched as a new Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) comprising The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, NHS Islington and NHS Haringey. The Whittington and the community health services in Islington and Haringey are award winning organisations, delivering acute and community based health services to a population of 443,000 people.

The organisation is the biggest employer in the area, with over 4,500 staff; delivering healthcare not only on the acute hospital site which has 420 beds, but also from a variety of other community based health centres and through visits to patients homes across the boroughs to address the health needs of the local population. Whittington Health also works with other health, social care and voluntary sector partners to support patients and service users from their initial appointment whether it be with a community health team or at the hospital, all the way through to treatment and tailored after care.

We are one of the three main teaching campuses for the Royal Free and University College Medical School.

Our ICARE (Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence) Values not only help us shape what we do, but also how we do it and why. They are fundamental to the way we do business and care for our patients.

For more information, please access the following link: https://www.whittington.nhs.uk/

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

CLINICAL

 Prepare surgeries for all dental procedures, and ensure a hygienic working environment.

 Assist the clinicians in the provision of all dental treatment, clinically and on visits to patient’s homes, residential care centres and hospitals.

 Preparation, care, maintenance and sterilisation of dental instruments and equipment, implementing the infection-control policy in line with HTM 01 05

 Assist clinicians with preparation, monitoring and patient care during IV & IS sedation and during general anaesthesia as required.

 Provide instruction to patients in oral hygiene under the direction of the clinician.

 To communicate appropriately and sensitively with patients, families and carers to provide reassurance and support, taking into consideration differences in language, ability and culture

 To be responsible for the developing of dental radiographs and maintaining the dental x-ray processor. If appropriately qualified, the taking of dental radiographs and assisting in quality assurance under the direction of the clinician.

 To assist with the fluoride varnish programme where relevant, ensuring a hygienic working environment.

 Ensure safe handling and disposal of sharps, drugs, special and clinical waste in accordance 

Person specification

Education / Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NEBDN and/or an appropriate professional qualification or equivalent
  • Registered with the General Dental Council as a Dental Care Professional
Desirable criteria
  • DNETC certificate or equivalent In fluoride varnish application
  • NEBDN certificate in conscious sedation
  • NEBDN certificate in Dental Radiography

Skills & Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
  • Organised and methodical
  • Competent in basic MS Office and IT applications
  • Possesses initiative, can be flexible
  • Ability to participate in and contribute to the dental team
  • Ability to deal with patients’ needs in a caring and sensitive manner
  • Ability to build rapport with patients and put them at ease.
  • To be efficient and accurate in record keeping
Desirable criteria
  • Ability to support all CDS programmes: e.g. sedation, GA, fluoride varnish

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant experience working in a clinical dental setting
  • Previous administration or reception experience
  • Experience of working with paediatric and special care patients
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working within the CDS
  • Experience of treating patients under sedation
  • Previous oral surgery experience
  • Experience in Software of Excellence

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Enthusiasm, drive and commitment
  • Ability to maintain good relationships with colleagues within the various teams.
  • Good general wellbeing and ability to meet the demands of the post and to work under pressure
  • Ability to take on any type of work in perhaps far from ideal conditions and prioritise workload.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleImproving working livesDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committed

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Julie McKie
Job title
Service Manager
Telephone number
020 3316 8353
Additional information

Julie McKie  -  Service Manager, Whittington Health Dental Services on Tel: 0203 316 8353