Registered Dental Nurse

Dental Nurse


Permanent, Full time,

£21,000 – £24,000 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to join our fast paced Bupa Dental practice based in our beautiful West End practice. If you want to work for a large company that supports and appreciates its people, Bupa may be for you! We have a happy, fun and productive working environment and you would join a team of highly motivated colleagues. We have a strong focus on training and development and can provide excellent career opportunities. If you’re an experienced Dental Nurse with a strong focus on patient care and the ability to reassure patients and put them at ease, we’re keen to hear from you.

The role:

  • Welcoming patients and providing direct support with their treatment
  • Taking responsibility for the decontamination of instruments
  • Maintaining dental operating equipment
  • Ensuring that all relevant materials and supplies are in place
  • Looking after patient records – including making notes when the Dentist is examining a patient
  • Working closely with the Dentist, responding quickly to requests and generally keeping the surgery ready for use
  • Surgery Maintenance

  • Ensure the surgery is prepared and ready to accept patients at the start of the day and thoroughly cleaned at the end of each working day.
  • Ensure that the surgery is kept clean and surfaces uncluttered at all times.
  • Carry out vigorous cross-infection control procedures as detailed in the Dentistry Clinical Manual.
  • Prepare dental materials in a timely fashion, demonstrating appropriate knowledge and handling of the products to reduce waste.
  • Equipment Maintenance

    · Prepare and maintain dental instruments and equipment.

    · Clean and sterilise instruments (in an autoclave that is regularly tested) between each patient as detailed in the Dentistry Clinical Manual

    · Deposit disposables in the appropriate sharps/clinical waste containers

    Administrative Duties

  • Maintain a comprehensive recall system, actively supporting the full capacity of the surgery.
  • Assist with administrative duties both within the surgery and the Dental Centre as requested.
  • Take responsibility for Management Information – accurately recording and managing client data in a timely and efficient manner
  • Customer Service

    Offer an outstanding customer service:

  • Be professional and courteous
  • Keep the customer informed – where appropriate explaining procedures/costs fully
  • Listen and show empathy
  • Ensure their questions and queries are fully answered (possibly by the dentist)
  • Stock Control

  • Manage and maintain suitable stock levels within the surgery ensuring cost effective ordering practices.
  • Control individual surgery consumable spends with input from Dental Assistant Team Leader.
  • Continuing Professional Development

  • Attend mandatory in-house training e.g. CPR, cross-infection control and others as deemed appropriate by line manager.
  • Keep up to date with clinical and operational procedures

Skills we look for:

  • GDC registered Dental Nurses
  • Experience of working in a private dental practice is desirable
  • Customer focus and enthusiasm
  • Ability to care for patients who may be anxious
  • Flexibility to undertake all tasks required to provide an excellent service
  • Good computer skills and knowledge of EXACT (SOE) is desirable

  • We have lots of fantastic benefits to offer:

  • CPD support: In house training courses, CPD evenings, support with external courses
  • Career opportunities to move into other roles or other parts of Bupa
  • GDC fees paid after 12 months service
  • 25 days holiday each year (pro rata for part time employees), increasing to 27 days after 5 years service
  • You’re paid for all Bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Annual pay review
  • Free uniform
  • Bupa Health insurance paid for yourself by Bupa (you just pay the tax)
  • Discounts on Bupa Dental insurance, Health assessments and gym membership
  • Free annual health assessment
  • Free annual flu vaccine and eye test
  • Access to health minds service and 24/7 anytime Healthline
  • Bupa rewards to High street Retailer discounts
  • Bupa Boost app

Job Information

Job Reference: R1053418_1591859626
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Medical and Nursing
Job Locations: City of London, London
Job Types: Permanent
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