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Job Vacancy For Dental Nurse October 2020 - Jobvacan

Job Vacancy For Dental Nurse

Job Summary/Purpose

• Performing a variety of dental assisting duties while promoting quality dental care for our patients in a safe environment with minimal stress.
• Assisting specialists / dentists / hygienists. Active involvement in oral health promotion.
• Effectively communicate with patients on all aspects of care including appointment scheduling and payments. • Actively work to the highest international standards od cross infection are adhered to.
• Maintain equipment as per protocol and report malfunctioning or damaged equipment as soon as possible

Main Responsibilities
Clinical

• Prepare for patients in advance by reviewing medical history, treatment plan and chart notes to know what will be done and how to set up for each patient.
• Prepare procedure set ups (trays).
• For Ortho nursing – ensure patient orthodontic models, photos and radiographs are available during treatment.
• Clean and disinfect treatment rooms. Place protective barriers as required.
• Keep all instruments and equipment clean, organized and ready for use.
• Assist dentists during procedures and be proactive in your approach.
• Take all types of dental X-rays as prescribed and complete the necessary documentation
• Make thorough procedure notes to document exam findings, doctor’s treatment plan, patient’s chief complaint and treatment goals, materials used, and steps taken during every procedure.
• Ensure surgeries are clean and tidy ready for next patient.
• Sterilize instruments between patients.
• Restock supplies in each location including rotation of stock between surgeries as they are used. Ensure that items about to expire are identified.
• Ensure leaflets likely to pertain to the procedures are at hand
• Strictly adhere to health and safety protocols as well as cross infection to the highest standard.
• Perform all equipment and facility maintenance procedures regularly according to the schedule and guidelines.
• Ensuring all clinical waste is adequately disposed-off.
• Ensure end of day procedures as assigned are completed.

Patient Education

• Explain dental procedures and hand out information about dental procedures.
• Give OHI, post-operative instructions (including how and when to take / use any prescribed items including medication) to patients and parents of paediatric patients.
Marketing
• Be aware of on-going practice marketing and targets and work towards assigned goals
• Take part in marketing events (including school screens) as required

Qualification Required & Experience

Qualification/Technical Competence:

• Minimum Qualification: Diploma in Dental Nursing from a recognized Institution.
• Excellent competence and high professional ethics in nursing practice especially in dental care
• Excellent written and spoken English and oral communication skills
• Experienced in word processing software, spreadsheets (Word and Excel) and other office applications.
• Attention to detail
• Respect patient’s confidentiality and dignity
• Excellent people management skills
• Understanding of excellent customer Service

Personal Competence:

• Good organizational skills: Friendly, approachable and outgoing team player
• Diligent, honest and hardworking
• Motivated and keen to develop and advance their career
• Outgoing personality who can relate to people at all levels
• Very well-presented
• Great positive attitude
• Very well-presented

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Kindly forward your application and curriculum vitae to:

[email protected]

Closing Date: 17 April, 2020

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