Dental Nurse at Reputable Health Institution
Reputable Health Institution
Ghana, Accra
1d ago
source : Jobweb Ghana

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 pediatric 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

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