Vacancies: Dental Nurse Team


Decontamination Room Personnel

Vacancies are now available within our decontamination room team at our busy Specialist Dental Practice in Cambridge. The main role will be at Queen Edith's Way (just opposite the main Addenbrookes site) but occasional cover may be required at our satellite practice at Copley Hill Business Park near Babraham.

We are seeking highly enthusiastic and well motivated individuals as the work demands a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Full on site training for this role will be provided. Although no previous experience is required, applicants should have a dental or medical interest with an emphasis on working as part of a large team.

  • Full time and part time
  • Hourly rate from £10.50
  • Saturday work - will be required

What Devonshire House can offer you:

  • Competitive salary
  • 6.6 weeks leave including bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Employee discount with free dental treatment after a year’s service
  • Opportunity to work within a friendly working environment and experienced team
  • Opportunity to progress
  • Fully funded CPD training
  • Full uniform, PPE and face mask fit test
  • Referral bonus scheme for introducing new team members
  • Regular company events with quarterly company training days 

Duties to include:

  • Joint responsibility for the day to day running of the decontamination room with your other colleagues
  • Maintain and decontaminate dental equipment in accordance with manufacturers' instructions and your training
  • Running weekly tests in accordance with HTM01-05/CQC guidelines
  • Following practice policies and procedures for infection prevention and control and report any issues to the lead Decontamination Lead Nurse or Clinical Lead Nurse
  • Segregate waste in accordance with practice procedures and ensure of its safe disposal
  • Monitor and maintain stock levels
  • Report equipment failures or breakages
  • Maintain and promote patient confidentiality
  • Perform other administration duties as required for this position
  • Attend practice annual training including medical emergencies and CPR and keep up to date with your own personal development training.

Essential skills required:

  • Positive attitude and personality
  • Good written and spoken English
  • GCSE English Grade C/ 4 or equivalent preferred
  • GCSE Maths Grade C/ 4 or equivalent preferred
  • Basic computer literacy with Microsoft Windows, Office and Outlook
  • Ability to remain calm and professional
  • Transport is desirable as you may be required over two bases

COVID-19 Precautions:

The safety of our staff and patients is paramount. As a result of COVID-19 we have introduced new protocols and PPE to keep us all safe and strictly adhere to social distancing measures throughout all buildings. We have air purifiers in all surgeries which allow us to carry out AGPs confidently and safely and continuously monitor the air quality.

 How to apply:

Please apply directly to the Nursing Manager with a full CV and covering letter to support your application:


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