• Company: Reputable Health Institution
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: Healthcare Jobs in 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

Method of Application

Kindly forward your application and curriculum vitae to: Platinum1dental@gmail.com

Closing Date: 05 June, 2020