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We are delighted to announce that a new position has become available to join our team as a PART-TIME DENTAL NURSE

Job Role - Part Time Dental Nurse

To work alongside the clinicians and the team to ensure a smooth and efficient delivery of dental care to patients.

Job Summary

Experienced and Qualified GDC Registered Part-Time Dental Nurse Required for a Small Private Dental Practice in Exeter practicing in General & Cosmetic Dentistry;  Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. It is a temporary position on a maternity cover basis with the possibility of progression to a permanent position.   


Compliance checks will be carried out which will include, DBS, Hepatitis Immunisations, Indemnity, ID (Passports), GDC certificate & References.

Working hours: Wednesday 08.45 - 17.30 Friday 08.45 - 17.30 


Required Qualifications & Experience 

  • Qualification in Dental Nursing – NEBDN or NVQ 3

  • Valid Dental Nurse Registration with the General Dental Council

  • CQC knowledge

Key Responsibilities

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing chairside assistance in all clinical procedures alongside our Dentist/Clinical Dental Technician.

  • Preparing the surgery and instrument trays for procedures.

  • At the end of the day, ensure the surgery decontamination is adhered to in line with practice procedures and policies.

  • Maintain impeccable standards of hygiene and cross infection control, according to the latest guidelines and following practice procedures and policies.

  • Ensure that all the relevant paperwork is completed promptly and accurately and that all patient records are updated and maintained, according to practice procedures.

  • Provide excellent proactive (non-clinical) customer care to all patients and clients.

  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Coordinating with the laboratory on timely dispatch and receipt of work.

  • Ensure a smooth running of the central decontamination room, completing audits, cleaning instruments according to the current HTM guidelines.

  • Ensuring the clinic is fully stocked and organized.

  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness/tidiness – this may include cleaning around the practice

  • Keep CPD up to date.


Skills & Attitudes

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal (including a positive and friendly phone manner) and written.

  • Excellent listening skills and a calm, empathetic approach to patients.

  • Good organisational skills, with close attention to detail and excellent follow up ability on all tasks.

  • Good time management skills – ensuring the patients have minimal wait times.

  • Good technical skills and knowledge.

  • Always acts with honesty and integrity.

  • A 'can do' attitude, with the desire to learn new skills and take on new challenges, show initiative.

  • Prepare to work according to the practices policies and protocols

  • A professional and smart appearance.

  • Uniform will be provided.



Part-time hours: 16 per week £10-£12 an hour (depending on experience)

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary maternity cover with the potential for permanent job placement. 

Please send your CV to Charlotte, by Monday 25th January

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