I love working for Ravat & Ray Dental Care and have never known a dental organisation that allows nurses to progress so far within their career.
As a dental nurse I always tried my best and therefore after showing my dedication and determination to make a difference, I was promoted to Senior Nurse at the Ormskirk practice in September 2010. I was later promoted as the Emergency Dental Services manager for both the Ormskirk and Chorley practices in April 2011; here I managed a 7 days a week emergency service along with around 30 staff members. I really enjoyed this time as I grew to know a great number of dentists, dental nurses and receptionists as well as developing my people management skills.
Having been given the opportunity to complete a Diploma Level 3 in Business Management with Ravat & Ray, my skills became stronger in both practice management and staff management.
Not long after I completed this course I was offered a fantastic opportunity to work as Practice Manager at the Chorley practice. I did not hesitate and took the chance to develop my expertise even further and started back with my original Chorley team in September 2012. During this year’s Annual Dinner I was awarded Practice Manager of the Year, winning a trophy and a £500 bonus. Having won such an award made me feel even more grateful to work for such a great company and felt as though I could go even further within my next year’s employment.
Then due to staff changes within the organisation a position became available as Marketing Manager within head office. Having shown my skills, drive and dedication to the organisation I was offered a position as a Business Development Manager as well as the Marketing & Communications Manager. Again I did not hesitate and therefore decided the time was right for me to take on the challenge. During my time at head office I have been given the chance to support other practice managers as well as develop a number of marketing materials for the group.
I have worked for the organisation for a number of years now and I feel I have been able to develop both my skills and knowledge gravely, which I could not have done elsewhere. I am very thankful to be working for Ravat & Ray Dental Care and hope to continue my employment for many more years to come.