Dental Nurse - RAF Shawbury - Shrewsbury
OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION- SERVICE REQUIREMENTS1. To provide clinical and administrative support to the Dental Officer to enable maintenance of the surgery. This includes preparation/sterilisation of all instruments before and after patients, reception duties, document handling, operation of dental computing system, processing radiographs, shared maintenance tasks and working in the central sterilisation area when in place.2. To be fully aware of the responsibilities of a registered healthcare professional and comply with the GDC Principles and Standards for Dental Professionals .3. To ensure that not less than 6.5 hours per day in 2 sessions are set aside for appointed patients4. To be accountable to the Senior Dental Officer through their line management.5. To comply with DPHC (DDS) policy on working hours. 6. To comply with all Health and Safety Policy directives and legislation.7. To carry out preventive cross infection procedures including sterilisation of instruments and materials in compliance with current legislation (HTM 01-05) and best practice as described in DPHC (Dental) SOPs Chapter 17.8. To adhere to local stock control procedures when removing items of stock from the storeroom.9. To manage the patient appointment system.10. To manage dental records (manual and electronic) ensuring the correct receipt, despatch, registration and storage of FMed 271 and hasten any outstanding documents.11. To manage the receipt, despatch and documentation of dental prosthetic appliances, ensuring timely appointments for patients as necessary.B. STANDARDS TO WHICH A DENTAL PRACTITIONER MUST COMPLY WHEN PROVIDING THE SERVICES12. To comply with all relevant Authority policy including DPHC (Dental) policies, regulations and orders as well as JSP 950 Leaflet 2-23-1 (SG Policy and Standards Document (P&SD)) and other policies as notified to the Dental Practitioner.13. To ensure that surgery management, document administration (including the rendering of dental returns and safe custody of F Med 271s) and maintenance of equipment is undertaken to the standards laid out in Surgeon General's Policy and Standards Document for Primary Dental Care (SG P&SD PDC). 14. Treatment is to be provided in accordance with The Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP) guidelines15. To ensure compliance with Radiation Safety Orders and adhere to current Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.C. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE 16. Fully registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) without restrictions.17. Must hold valid suitable and appropriate indemnity insurance with a recognised dental defence organisation.18. Must provide evidence of clinical currency in accordance with JSP 950 Leaflet 4-1-4, Returning to Clinical Practice, specifically a minimum of 2 clinical sessions per week over the last 15 months. 19. To have completed GDC highly recommended Continuing Professional Development (CPD) including basic life support, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, infection control, and adequate radiological protection knowledge.20. To be trained and current in emergency and resuscitation procedures and have practised and tested these procedures at least annually (in accordance with JSP 950 Leaflet 4-6-1 DMS CPR Standards and Training. 21. Must have undertaken the additional health clearance checks for clinicians required to perform Exposure Prone Procedures (in accordance with the Department of Health policy entitled "Health clearance for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV: New Healthcare Workers").D. DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE22. Previous Ministry of Defence (MOD) experience.23. Hold a Dental Nurse qualification.