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Dental Nurses

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH)

Job Summary

The Dental Nurses’ job exists to provide community dentistry, dental health education and promotion of preventive oral health care services geared towards prevention of oral facial diseases, surveillance, control, diagnosis and treatment.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR VACANT POSITIONS IN GATUNDU LEVEL 5 HOSPITAL

At Gatundu Level 5 Hospital, an Annex of Kenyatta University Teaching Referral and Research Hospital, we seek to engage qualified staff for the positions listed below. Applicants must demonstrate diligence, commitment and a positive attitude.

5. Dental Nurses - KUTRRH/GATHA/DENN/005 – 2 POSTS

Job Description
The Dental Nurses’ job exists to provide community dentistry, dental health education and promotion of preventive oral health care services geared towards prevention of oral facial diseases, surveillance, control, diagnosis and treatment.

Duties and Responsibilities
i. Directly assist dentist during patient procedures using four handed delivery techniques.
ii. Sterilize and disinfect instruments and operations according to clinic protocols.
iii. Set-up and clean-up materials and equipment needed for dental procedures.
iv. Triage patients before consultation by the dentist/ Community oral officer.
v. Accurately chart results of oral exam, as instructed by provider.
vi. Disinfection and packaging of impressions.
vii. Handle and dispose of infectious and hazardous waste according to clinic protocols.
viii. Perform oral hygiene instructions and education to patients.
ix. Perform maintenance, cleaning and testing of dental equipment as outlined in equipment and safety manual and radiation safety manual.
x. Answer phone in dental clinic and screen calls, confirm appointments as needed.
xi. Inventory supplies and order replacement supplies, and keep minimum of 25% stock levels.
xii. Be respectful and courteous to patients and co-workers.
xiii. Adhere to client confidentiality policy.
xiv. Assisting in the construction of new dental appliances by selecting and setting up acrylic or porcelain teeth using dental wax, articulator, and various waxing instruments according to dentist's prescription.
xv. Repairing and/or relining existing full and/or partial dentures.
xvi. Arranging and clasping teeth for new wire or cast chrome partials.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience
i. Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized institution.
ii. Higher Diploma in Dental Specialized Nursing from a recognized institution or a certificate in Dental Technology.
iii. Registration with the Nursing Council of Kenya
iv. Valid Practice License
v. Proficiency in computer applications.
vi. Knowledge of relevant legislations
vii. Knowledge of professional standards
viii. Proven track record of nursing research and training in a reputable institution
ix. At least two years (2) of working experience as a Dental Nurse in a busy hospital.

Soft Skills Required
i. Organizational skills
ii. Communication skills
iii. Observation skills
iv. Analytical skills
v. Compassionate
vi. Team player
vii. Ability to work under pressure

If your background and competencies match the specifications of any of the posts above, please apply online via: www.kutrrh.go.ke/careers OR send hard copies of your Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Filled Application Form ONLY to the address below:
The Chief Executive Officer
Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital
P.O. Box 7674 – 00100 GPO
Nairobi Kenya


For all applications, please indicate the subject as follows: JOB APPLICATION – [JOB REFERENCE NUMBER]. Please note that you have to attach the Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Filled Application Form when you apply online via the portal.
Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital (KUTRRH)

The deadline for the receipt of all applications is 1st December 2020. Detailed job descriptions can be accessed on the Kenya University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital careers portal: www.kutrrh.go.ke
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All shortlisted candidates must fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, including;
• Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
• Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (for University graduates only)
• Tax Compliance Certificate from the KRA
• Clearance from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
• A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau

Please take note that all communication to potential candidates is specifically through official emails/ telephone.

Any form of canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

KUTRRH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

YOUTH, WOMEN AND PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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