Dental Nurse | Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 15 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £25,147 - £27,596 Per Annum/Pro Rata
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 14 June 2024
Location: Haywards Heath, RH16 3BB
Company: Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6312034/150-MM0061-CSS

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• Do you want to make a difference?
• Sussex Community FT - Special Care Dental Service is looking to recruit enthusiastic, flexible and self-motivated and Qualified Dental Nurse
• We have part time vacancies
If you are well organized, able to prioritize and work on your own initiative without direct supervision, but also enjoys working as part of a team to provide excellent patient care, then we look forward to hearing from you

The Special Care Dental Service is part of a countywide service providing NHS Dental treatment to patients on referral. We have clinics across the county, operating Mondays to Fridays, 08:30am to 4:30pm.
• To maintain high professional standards with a commitment to compulsory & continual professional development, as outlined by GDC and as applicable to Statutory Registration
• Liaise with doctors, dentists and care staff in clinics, hospitals and residential homes respecting their particular contributions within the care team
• Maintain accurate, computerised and paper dental records of patients to comply with the Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust policies
• To conform to all Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and Special Care Dentistry policies, procedures and guidelines
• Provide nursing cover at short notice and possibly for an extended period at any clinic throughout the county/ within regional area), (including the administrative responsibilities usually undertaken by the dental nurse in post) if alternate cover cannot be appointed
• Participate in supervision in line with trust policy
• Participate in evidence collation for The Care Quality Commission (CQC)

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
• Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
• Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
• Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
• Excellent training and development opportunities
• Research opportunities
• Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
• Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
• Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
• Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
• Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
• Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

See attached job description and person spec

We are looking for an enthusiastic dental nurse who has excellent interpersonal, communication and clinical skills, who works well within a team environment to support the needs of other dental colleagues.

We provide Special Care dentistry across five sites within West Sussex and Brighton areas for adults and children with additional needs in a variety of settings including Hospitals, community dental clinics, and domiciliary care.

Full training and induction will be provided along with continued professional development to support you in this role and to meet your GDC requirements.

This advert closes on Tuesday 28 May 2024

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