About the Job
Are you passionate about providing advice to patients? Do you have the desire to make a difference to patients? If so, look no further, as we could have the job for you.
Care UK has been awarded a new contract for the delivery of Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) services across Suffolk and North East Essex. The IUC service provides a 24/7, 365 days a year non-emergency telephone service to over 1 million patients in the region.
We are simplifying the patient pathway by utilising specialist clinicians who can give advice to patients based on their clinical capabilities, and we are now looking for a Dental Nurse to join the team on a permanent basis.
You will be based out of our Clinical Assessment Service (CAS) in Dorking, Surrey
You will be working within a Multi-Disciplinary Team in the CAS which consists of GPs/ANPs, Registered Nurses, UCPs, Mental Health and Dental Nurses and Independent Prescribing Pharmacists and Pharmacy Advisors
Within this job, you’ll be responsible for the below, all of which will be over the phone:
•Providing safe and effective advice
•Assessing patients and planning their care
•As appropriate, referring patients onto other healthcare professionals/external agencies.
You’ll also be responsible for:
•Keeping accurate and immediate records of every interaction.
•Carrying out audit activities to ensure continuous development of the service.
About Care UK
Care UK was founded in 1982. Today our healthcare services include treatment centres, prison health services, GP practices, NHS walk-in centres, GP out-of-hours and CATS and diagnostic facilities. This means that we provide a greater range of specialist care services than any other organisation in the UK.
Care UK is the largest independent provider of urgent care services in England incorporating OOH's, single point of access and referral management. We deliver excellent, high value patient care on behalf of the NHS for over eight million patients across England.
We work with the NHS to deliver high quality healthcare services, reducing waiting times and giving the patient a greater level of choice. We also take healthcare services closer to where people live and work – increasing the efficiency and quality of the services we deliver and helping to reduce waiting times.
For more information, please visit our website: http://careukhealthcare.com
•Hold a National Diploma/Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 or equivalent
•Be registered with the GDC
•Be an effective communicator, including listening and interpersonal skills.
•Have the ability to work under pressure
•Have an understanding of the telephone advice triage service
•Have experience of working in a multi-professional environment.
•Have previous experience working within a community dental service
•Be experienced with telephone triage/advice service
•Have experience working independently
Salary & Benefits
We have permanent full or part-time jobs available, giving you the flexibility to choose how you would like to join and can offer between 8 - 37.5 hours of work per week.
We can offer you:
•£12.41 per hour
•25 days annual leave + 8 public holidays (pro-rata)
•Company Pension Scheme
•Free online and face-to-face training
•Cycle to work scheme
Once you have pressed apply to this job, you will be contacted within by Lucy who sits within our recruitment team by phone or email.
If you have been shortlisted, the recruiter will submit your CV to the hiring manager who will in turn arrange an interview with you if they feel that you are suitable for the job.
If you would like to talk to one of our friendly recruiters for further information or for a full, comprehensive Job Description, please contact Lucy Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org / 07811 531508
Please also note that Care UK will be providing the IUC service in Surrey as of April 2019. We are recruiting in advance in order to ensure the launch of the service is safe and effective from the start date.
Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.
Care UK is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.