Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Park House

A great opportunity to train as a Dental Nurse and become a qualified member of a successful team.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9-5

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are are looking for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to be based at their Longsight practice.

As a Dental Nurse your job is to support the dentist in every aspect of the patient‘s care. Your role will include:

  • Ensuring the care and welfare of patients.
  • Keeping the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate to the practice's health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Mixing necessary materials
  • Provide chair side assistance to the dentist, ensuring that the correct instruments and materials are available.
  • You will also need to take notes from the dentist’s dictation for the patient’s records.
  • It is common in general dental practices, that as the dental nurse you may be required to assist with reception work - Taking appointments, handling any paperwork, taking payments, and meeting patients.
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery.
  • Accurately complete patient records to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
  • Be familiar and comply with all health and safety rules and guidance, including PPE, COSHH, Mercury handling, Infection Control, Waste disposal etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organised and methodical approach to work
  • Ability to multi-task and manage time well
  • Flexible and hardworking
  • Good computer skills required for completing patient records (the practice use a bespoke system - full training will be given)
  • Good telephone and communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Friendly, caring, compassionate & empathic
  • A team worker and willing to help others
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Patient - reliable
  • Smart appearance

Qualifications required

GCSEs A*-C – English & Maths or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

To be a qualified member of their team and could lead to further training in the future.

Things to consider

Please check that you are able to travel to the employer on a daily basis if using public transport., use the link below to check & plan your journey The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

A part of a very well established Dental Practice Group covering the Oldham, Bury and Manchester areas. The practices are busy and offer dental treatment to NHS patients across the borough.


Park House


Park House

80 Manchester Road



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Training provider

A full Apprenticeship framework to include: functional skills in English & Maths, ERR, Health & Safety and Technical Certificate

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Dental Nursing

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by START TRAINING LTD


Sophia Fredrickson 0161 728 2438

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017