Apprentice Dental Nurse Langman & Associates

Excellent opportunity to work in a well-established up-to date practice with a recognised training centre. The practice has a programme of continual modernisation which we hope is to the benefit of all staff and patients. Both premises are fully computerised with the latest in dental software and digital radiography.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 8.15am - 5.30pm Friday 8.15am – 5.15am (minus college day)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    09 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001224661

  • Positions

    2 available

Duties include:

  • Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate, according to the practice’s Health and Safety and Cross-Infection Control procedures and manufacturers’ instructions.
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order.
  • Provide chairside assistance as required, ensuring that the correct equipment and materials are available.
  • Always ensure the care and welfare of patients in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner.
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records, as directed by the dentists and have these confirmed as a true record.
  • Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored.
  • Observe patient confidentiality at all times.
  • Handle all substances in accordance with Health and Safety Policies and Control of Substance Hazardous to Health documents.
  • Be familiar and comply with all Health and Safety rules and guidance, including PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health), Mercury Handling, Infection Control, Waste Disposal, Radiation Protection, Sharps Injuries Guidelines, etc.
  • Develop and file radiographs according to the practices quality assurance programme and ensure scanning equipment is regularly cleaned and maintained.  Where automatic developing is required, ensure radiographic solutions are at the correct strength and temperature and are changed as directed.
  • Complete laboratory request forms and keep records of work sent, received and fitted.
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery.
  • Ask the Purchasing Manager to order new supplies as necessary.
  • Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records.
  • Attend and participate in practice meetings.
  • Other non-clinical duties as necessary, for the efficient operation of the practice.
  • Undertake training to work towards qualification which is the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing and register with the General Dental Council following guidelines as set out in the GDC Standards Guidance.
  • Undertake further training as may be required to develop your skills and abilities.  A statutory requirement is to complete Information Governance Training, Fire Awareness Training and Safeguarding Training provided by the practice.
  • Attend practice refresher courses and update training in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct.
  • Work at other practice locations from time to time as required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good I T Skills
  • Excellent communication skills with extended team and patients

Personal qualities

  • Empathetic manner with patients. 
  • Enthusiastic and motivated in learning.
  • Able to work as a part of a team as well as use own initiative and also a  willingness to follow the uniform code

Qualifications required

GCSE or equivalent maths and English Grades A-C desirable

Future prospects

Apprenticeship offered with a view to a possible long term full time position on completion and support with GDC registration and post qualifications

Things to consider

Advanced DBS check and two references are required as well as immunisations including Hepatitis B prior to commencing and the evidence for all up-to-date vaccinations will be required Required to travel to college in Leamington for study. Willingness to work at both sites and candidate’s applying, please note that there is no parking facility at the Stratford site

About the employer

A well established practice, offering both NHS & private dentistry in the historic market town of Stratford-upon-Avon and also serving the community of Wellesbourne. We take great pride in the quality of our dentistry and all our clinicians and dental care professionals undertake regular postgraduate training. Our focus and drive is providing the best quality service we can and aim for complete patient and staff satisfaction. Our programme of continual modernisation saw a move in 2013 to larger, purpose built premises in Stratford-upon-Avon with better facilities for staff, increased access for patients and brand new, modern equipment. Our educational target is to continue providing high quality primary and post-qualification training for Dental Nurses. Both practices are registered with the Care Quality Commission and hold Membership of the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme. We also have an on-site dental laboratory with 4 Dental Technicians.

Employer

Langman & Associates

Address

Ely Place

28 Ely Street

Stratford-upon-Avon

CV37 6LW

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Additional location information

*****Possibly Multiple Locations. ***** 2 Willow Drive, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, CV35 9SB ,

Training provider

  • L3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  •  L2 Functional Skills in Maths unless GCSE A-C (9-4) achieved
  •  L2 Functional Skills in English (unless GCSE A-C (9-4) achieved
  • Practical Dental Nursing skills taught on the job to a high level

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Dental Nursing

Training provider

WARWICKSHIRE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Warwickshire College


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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017