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Dental Care Ireland
Swords, Dublin
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Introduction
Dental Care Ireland is looking for a full-time dental nurse to join a busy practice in Swords, Co Dublin. Ideally we would like a dental nurse with a dental nursing qualification, or experience working in this role. However we are willing to accept applications from candidates who have a genuine interest in training as a dental nurse, and potentially going on to gain their qualification. Those who have customer service experience will have an advantage as this role includes some reception cover. Full details of the role below – to apply, please send CV and a short profile through

Summary of Role
Position: Dental Nurse
Reporting to: Practice Manager/Lead Dental Nurse
The dental nurse is responsible for providing excellence in service through the efficient management of patients through the practice. The dental nurse will work in close partnership with the dental team, take instruction from the dentist and practice manager, and have the ability to take ownership and responsibility for clinical policies and procedures in the practice; as set out by Dental Care Ireland and other regulatory bodies, including the Dental Council of Ireland.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Working closely with the dentist, providing chair side assistance to ensure the professional, accurate and timely completion of treatments and relevant records as required for patient care
Ensuring clinical tests and audits are completed as required on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
Ensure that all tasks are fully compliant with the scope of practice as set out by the Dental Council of Ireland
Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate, according to the practice’s health and safety policy, manufacturers’ instructions and the Code of Practice relating to infection control as set out by the Dental Council of Ireland.
Ensure that adequate stock levels are maintained for the smooth running of the practice, and inform appointed staff member when stock levels diminish
Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
Ensure that any incident relating to patient safety is notified to the Dental Surgeon and is recorded
Liaise with reception team to ensure smooth patient communication and transfer of records
Work with the practice manager to assist in training new members of the clinical support team as and when required
Working with the practice manager in handling and resolving patient complaints, if they arise in line with company guidelines
Liaising with the practice manager on any clinical duties
Assisting the practice manager to achieve agreed company KPIs
Reporting any local facilities issues to the practice manager
Assisting with reception duties where required

Qualifications/Experience

Essential
Leaving Certificate or equivalent
Fluent in written and oral English
Must have working knowledge in use of Microsoft Office 2000 or later, particularly Excel and Word, Internet and mail.

Desirable

Recognised dental nurse qualification
Familiar with reporting & statistical compilation
One years’ experience as a dental nurse in a patient focused industry

Capabilities
Understanding of basic dental terminology & ability to chart dental records
Knowledge of basic dental materials and the use of these materials in each specific area of dentistry.
Knowledge of all relevant dental instruments as covered in the Dental Nursing curriculum. This includes the basics in Oral surgery, Endodontics, Periodontics, Orthodontics and Restorative dentistry
Understanding and implementation of the sterile environment and techniques
Competent Chairside assistance skills

Competencies (Behaviours & Attributes)

Strong focus on patient care & patient care
Well-developed communication skills
Team working skills
Self-motivated
Flexibility
Honesty and Integrity

Skills:
Dentistry, Customer Service, Attention to detail

Healthcare Wellbeing

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