Dental Triage Nurse – Huddersfield

Dental Triage Nurse – Huddersfield

Shifts available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week including Bank Holidays – Exact shifts will be discussed at interview

Salary: £12.74 per hour

NHS Pension Scheme

Location: Local Care Direct, Unit 2, Longbow Close, Bradley, Huddersfield, HD2 1GQ

Dental Triage Nurses are required to respond to dental patient calls transferred from NHS 111 in a professional and timely manner, in line with all relevant protocols/procedures and key performance indicators for the service.

They will provide evidence based clinical assessment, prioritisation and advice over the telephone working within clinical capabilities and competencies and in line with the NHS Pathways Dental Module.

The successful applicant will identify those patients appropriate to be booked into an urgent dental care appointment and prioritise need when booking into an appointment, taking into account patient circumstances/preferences as appropriate.

They will ensure that patients are given correct information relating to exemption from payment of dental charges.

The successful applicant will ensure that patients who are not appropriate to be booked into an urgent dental care appointment are provided with relevant information regarding self-care and/or finding a regular dentist using the Directory of Services (DOS) and/or the NHS Choices website.

They will strive to improve performance and quality as needed, in line with Local Care Direct (LCD) clinical governance and performance review policies/procedures.

PLEASE NOTE THE MINIMUM SHIFT REQUIREMENT IS WORKING AN AVERAGE OF 6 HOURS PER WEEK (OVER A 4 WEEK ROTA) 

To apply for this role please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk and enter ref J168-A-19-2645

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

As we often have many applicants for jobs at Local Care Direct, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are short-listed for interview. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then please assume that you have not been short-listed for interview on this occasion.

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