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Dental Decontamination Assistant/Nurse - job post

Bexleyheath Dental Practice & The Sandford Dental Implant & Cosmetic Centre
306 Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6
Responded to 75% or more applications in the past 30 days, typically within 4 days.

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Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekends only
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
  • Flexitime
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday


306 Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6

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  • Additional leave
  • Employee discount
  • Employee mentoring programme
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking

Join Our Highly Skilled and Supportive Dental Team - Decontamination Assistant Position Available

Are you a dedicated and detail-oriented person seeking a crucial role in ensuring the safety and cleanliness of a dental practice? Look no further! Bexleyheath Dental Practice & The Sandford Dental Implant & cosmetic centre, a reputable private and NHS dental clinic, is currently seeking a Decontamination Nurse to join our close-knit team. We warmly welcome both part-time and full-time candidates who are passionate about maintaining high standards of decontamination and infection control within our practice. Join us in providing a safe and hygienic environment for our patients and staff.


Position: Decontamination Assistant

Job Type: Full-time/Part-time

Location: Bexleyheath, Kent

Job Description:

As a Decontamination Assistant with our Dental Practice, you will play a critical role in ensuring the proper decontamination and sterilization of dental instruments and equipment. Your primary responsibilities will include:

1. Instrument Decontamination and Sterilization:

- Follow established protocols for cleaning, decontaminating, and sterilizing dental instruments and equipment.

- Operate and maintain decontamination equipment, such as autoclaves and ultrasonic cleaners.

- Monitor and document sterilization cycles to ensure effectiveness and compliance with regulatory standards.

- Organize and maintain instrument inventory to ensure availability for dental procedures.

2. Infection Control and Compliance:

- Adhere to strict infection control protocols and guidelines, including the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

- Maintain a clean and hygienic decontamination area, including regular cleaning and disinfection.

- Monitor and document daily, weekly, and monthly infection control procedures.

- Stay updated with infection control best practices and regulatory requirements.

3. Training and Education:

- Provide training and education to dental staff on proper decontamination techniques and infection control protocols.

- Promote a culture of safety and infection control awareness within the practice.

- Stay informed about advancements in decontamination and infection control practices.

4. Quality Assurance:

- Conduct regular audits and inspections to ensure compliance with decontamination and infection control standards.

- Participate in quality improvement initiatives to enhance decontamination processes.

5. Team Collaboration and Support:

- Collaborate with dental professionals and support staff to ensure a smooth workflow and efficient instrument management.

- Assist in other clinical areas of the dental practice as needed.

Qualifications and Skills:

To succeed in this role, we are seeking candidates with the following qualifications and skills:

- Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) qualification.

- Previous experience in a similar role, preferably in a dental or healthcare setting.

- In-depth knowledge of infection control principles, decontamination procedures, and sterilization techniques.

- Understanding of regulatory guidelines and standards related to instrument sterilization.

- Strong attention to detail and adherence to protocols.

- Excellent organizational and time management skills.

- Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

- Familiarity with dental instruments and equipment is a plus.

Our Practice:

At Bexleyheath Dental Practice & The Sandford Dental Implant & cosmetic centre, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care in a modern and well-equipped facility. Here's what you can expect:

- State-of-the-art Facility: Our practice is equipped with advanced technologies to support high-quality dental care.

- Supportive Environment: Join a collaborative team that values open communication and teamwork.

- Professional Development: We offer opportunities for continuous learning and growth through training programs and skill enhancement.

- Positive Reputation: Our practice has earned a strong reputation for delivering excellent patient care and customer service.

We are seeking exceptional individuals to join our team:

- Diligent Decontamination Nurses: We welcome nurses who are dedicated to maintaining high standards of decontamination and infection control.

- Team Players: We value individuals who thrive in a collaborative

environment, where teamwork and open communication are highly valued.

- Detail-Oriented Professionals: Attention to detail is crucial in ensuring proper instrument decontamination and sterilization.

If you are eager to become part of our forward-thinking team, contribute to our ongoing success, and play a pivotal role in maintaining a safe and clean environment, we invite you to seize this exciting opportunity. Apply now and take the first step toward shaping the future of dental care.

Note: We appreciate all applications, but please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. This position requires in-person attendance, and remote work options are not available.

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time


  • Additional leave
  • Employee discount
  • Employee mentoring programme
  • Free parking


  • Day shift
  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability
  • Weekends only

Application question(s):

  • What would your salary expectations be?

Please answer either hourly or annual rate of £

  • Are you looking for Full-time, Part-time or Both?


  • Decontamination: 1 year (preferred)

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

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