Job Opportunity: Cluster Practice Manager – City of London

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A successful dental client in central London has an excellent career opportunity for a full-time Practice Manager to support the Principal Dentist with leading an enthusiastic team of clinicians and support staff across a small cluster of practices.

The private practices are modern, vibrant, well-established and successful. The salary is dependent on experience but will be in the region of £35k.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of all practices. You will focus on delivery of the very best patient care, an excellent patient experience and high operational/administrative standards through strong leadership, management best practice and leading by example.

We are looking for someone with a track record of successful dental practice management and an excellent knowledge of CQC compliance and audit requirements.

You will be well organised, pro-active, willing to take responsibility, have excellent communication and people skills, with a professional approach to work, staff and patients.

if you feel you are the right person for this role send a covering letter outlining the benefits you can bring to the business along with your c.v. to opportunities@msginterim.co.uk

 

Job Opportunity: Cluster Practice Manager – City of London

Private Associate Dentist Opportunity – Oxford

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Self-employed, Private Associate Dentist Required for Oxford Practice

Initially 2 days per week – Tuesday & Wednesday, but there is some flexibility.

Business Opportunity

One of my dental clients in Oxford has an excellent career opportunity for an experienced and ambitious associate dentist to join a thriving, multi-disciplined practice.

This vibrant and successful dental practice, which will be fully private from September 2018, operates from state of the art premises on the outskirts of Oxford being fully computerised with well-equipped, modern surgeries, digital x-rays and training facilities. The practice has an excellent reputation for training, a full range of in-house specialist-interest dentists and the benefits of a fully equipped operating suite for implant work.

The successful applicant will enjoy excellent working conditions, competitive, scaled private fee payments to recognise personal growth and success of the practice, generous contribution to lab fees, access to an established private patient list, steady flow of new private patients and the benefits of a strong and efficient management/support team.

You will need to be a team player with a minimum of 3 years experience treating private dental patients, have evidence of commitment to post-graduate education and excellent communication/patient relationship skills.

To apply for this opportunity or for more information please send your c.v. and a covering letter to oxford@yourdentalmanager.co.uk

 

Private Associate Dentist Opportunity – Oxford

Financial Quick Win!

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Think twice before picking up the telephone to order a handful of low value dental materials!

Communication support, call center and customer service help desk.So often when reviewing practice finances, I come across multiple small invoices from the same key suppliers for dental materials, with costs significantly inflated by postage, to the point where materials are costing 25% – 50% and even more than they should.
With better planning and once a month re-stocking, you can benefit from cost-effective, often free, postage and enjoy well-deserved discounts for buying reasonable volumes.
Urgent orders can and do happen, but make sure last minute ordering is not the norm in your practice otherwise you will be paying premium prices, incurring unnecessarily high postage charges and spending far too much time on the phone or internet to your suppliers.

Financial Quick Win!

Job Opportunity: Group Practice Manager – West Yorkshire

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A successful and growing dental group client in West Yorkshire has an excellent career opportunity for a full-time Group Dental Practice Manager to support the Principal Dentists and Group Business Manager with leading an enthusiastic and diverse team.

The 5 practices are modern, vibrant, well-established, successful, mainly private, family dental businesses in high street locations. The salary is dependent on experience but will be in the region of £32k. The position offers great career, training and progression opportunities for the right candidate.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the day to day management of all practices, supported by Assistant Practice Managers at each site. You will focus on delivery of the very best patient care, an excellent patient experience and high operational/administrative standards through strong leadership, management best practice and leading by example.

We are looking for someone with a track record of successful dental practice management and an excellent knowledge of CQC compliance and audit requirements. You will be well organised, pro-active, have excellent communication and people skills as well as being IT literate.

Have a read through the Group Practice Manager Job Profile and if you feel you are the right person for this role send a covering letter outlining the benefits you can bring to the group along with your c.v. to opportunities@msginterim.co.uk

Job Opportunity: Group Practice Manager – West Yorkshire

Keep a Finger on the Financial Pulse of Your Practice

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Many practice owners have no real idea of how well the business is doing until they receive annual figures from the accountant a few months after the year-end.

By this time you may be surprised to see that your turnover and, or, profits have fallen gradually over the year. dreamstime_xs_51946471

In addition to tracking turnover, it is important to watch some key figures closely to make sure they don’t increase out of line with turnover. Those to watch include associate payments, hygienist fees, lab bills, dental materials and wages.

Simple, cost-effective and easy to use on-line accountancy packages linked directly to your bank account for ease of update are readily available, including QuickBooks, Xero and FreeAgent.

Here is an example for you to have a look at and try out for yourselves on a free trial:
Get in touch with any questions or if you would like to talk through the benefits and help with a speedy set-up.

Keep a Finger on the Financial Pulse of Your Practice

Data Security & Protection Toolkit

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For those who have not yet picked this up, here is a link to the new Data Security & Protection Toolkit, which replaced the previous Information Governance toolkit from April 2018 in anticipation of GDPR. Security word cloud  illustration concept

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that enables practices to measure and publish their performance against NHS/GDPR requirements

All practices with NHS patients must use this toolkit to show they are practising good data security and that personal information is handled correctly.

The information also provides good evidence to CQC of compliance with “Well Led” criteria and is available to wholly-private practices upon request.

https://www.dsptoolkit.nhs.uk/

Data Security & Protection Toolkit

Private, NHS or Mixed NHS/Private?

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Interesting findings as I start work with another practice converting from mixed private/NHS to fully private.
Latest NASDAL survey continues to suggest that focusing fully on either Private or NHS dentistry improves profitability. dreamstime_s_47428558_YDM_Branded
Also highlights the fact that larger practices and small groups can benefit from economies of scale to improve profitability.
Always difficult for mixed practices to differentiate between the service offered to NHS and to private patients, which operate on different business models and a significantly different cost basis.
Interestingly, one of the main drivers behind this latest conversion has been the difficulty recruiting associate NHS performers.
http://tinyurl.com/y74p3lqd

Private, NHS or Mixed NHS/Private?