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I am a confident and competant qualified dental nurse looking for a suitable position within a 30 mile radius of Westbury, Wiltshire. I consider myself to be caring,organized indivual who works well within a team and can use my own initotive. I have several years experience and enjoy learning new skills.
From December 2011
This is a fairly small, mixed but mainly NHS expanding practice. I enjoy my role here as a dental nurse and also work in reception when required. I also cover nursing roles in other practices as required within the Dentalcare group and have spent time working in Swindon and Trowbridge. I am involved in all aspects of chairside dentistry, take responsibility for cross infection standards, prepare the surgery for dental treatment, prepare instruments and materials during procedures, and use the computer for arranging appointments and entering information on patients dental records, processing radiographs and ordering stock.
Temporary Dental Nurse
Long Street Dental Practice
August 2011 - December 2011
I happily accepted this temporary maternity cover position at a private practice, as it was an opportunity for me to return to dentistry and it enabled me to secure a place on the National Diploma course. I was considered a 'trainee' here, as there are obviously many changes in methods and materials used in dentistry. I enjoyed the role and learnt a lot. I worked chairside and assisted the dentist in all aspects of routine dentistry, entered information on the computerized patients records and reprocessed the instruments. I also assisted the hygienist during treatments.
Westbury Group Practice
June 2003 - August 2011
I arranged the working rota, holiday and sickness cover for the team of 20 Receptionists + Prescription Clerks at the main surgery and the 2 branch surgeries. I was involved with recruiting new Receptionists and staff training. I liaised with other health care professionals and organize various clinics. I co-ordinated a variety of commitments that the GP's had apart from their routine surgeries. I classed myself as a ' hands on ' supervisor and spent 30 % of my time working in Reception, so I remained involved with the everyday running of Reception and worked closely with the Office Manager and Practice Manager implementing improvements or changes. My role was to provide a first class and caring Reception Team for our 17.000 + patients.
Westbury Group Practice
May 1988 - June 2003
My main duties in this post were helping patients, either in person or on the telephone make an appointment with a health professional, organize a home visit, take a prescription request or help with any other enquiry they had by offering a caring and efficient service. The appointment system and patients notes are completely computerized. I also generated repeat prescription for the GP's to sign. I had to liaise with other health care professionals within the Practice. Plus I was involved with any other general office duties.
Dental Nurse at Pillinger, Fingleton and Thomson
16 Church Street
October 1986 - May 1988
I was a chair-side assistant for Mr H Thomson, and assisted him in all aspects of routine dentistry. I also worked in Reception in times of need, which involved dealing with patients in person and on the telephone, as well as some administrative work.
Dental Surgery Assistant
16 North Street, Wilton
August 1978 - October 1986
I joined this practice on leaving school as a trainee for Mr M Drew, and discovered I really enjoyed my work, so studied part-time to obtain my certificate as a qualified Dental Surgery Assistant in 1981. I assisted the dentist in four-handed dentistry, developed radiographs, oversaw the ordering of supplies, handled payments and helped in Reception when required.
Qualifications & Certifications
diploma in dental nursing
shaftesbury high school
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