Apprentice Dental Nurse Birchwood Dental Practice

This is an exciting apprenticeship opportunity to work in a busy dental practice, while gaining a qualification in Dental Nursing.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.00

  • Working week

    Days and Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001254721

  • Positions

    1 available

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career in a busy dental practice which is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dental team.

Duties will include:

  • Assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients
  • Reception duties 
  • Decontamination/sterilising in the surgery

In-house training will be given by an experienced team and the apprenticeship qualification will be provided in the workplace.

The ideal candidate will have grade C’s GCSE (or equivalent) or above in English and Maths.  They must be organised, with good communication skills, be computer literate, keen to learn, be of smart and professional appearance at all times and have a positive attitude.

Birchwood Dental Care are looking to recruit a hardworking, reliable and enthusiastic person who wants to develop a career in Dental Nursing.

We are a friendly and well established practice in Hatfield and are looking for someone to join our growing team.

Our ideal candidate would have a professional approach with a mature and hardworking attitude. They would provide excellent patient care and show commitment to their work. 

As a Dental Nurse your duties would include:

  • Providing chair side assistance to the Dentist 
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients 
  • Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment 
  • Sterilisation of instruments 
  • Mixing materials 
  • Charting on the computer 
  • Complying with strict cross infection procedures 
  • Developing digital x-rays 
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials are within the surgery 
  • Carrying out some reception and administrative tasks 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Reliable
  • Organised
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Keen to learn

Personal qualities

  • You must be of a smart and professional appearance at all times, wearing a clean, presentable uniform and have a positive attitude

Qualifications required

  • GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English at grade C or above
  • Qualifications will be checked before your application is submitted to the employer
  • An initial assessment for Maths and English is also required

Future prospects

There are good career progression opportunities for example: Hygienist and Practice Management and many other industry professions for the right person.

Things to consider

You will be required to have a Hepatitis B injection and pass a DBS check. 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

Birchwood Dental Care are a friendly family orientated dental practice offering General dentistry to their NHS patients in the Hatfield area.

Employer

Birchwood Dental Practice

Address

7

Birchwood Avenue

Hatfield

AL10 0PL

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Training provider

  • Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths Level 2
  • Health and Safety
  • Equality and Diversity
  • First Aid at Work

Apprenticeship standard

Dental health > Dental Nurse

Training provider

ANDERSON STOCKLEY ACCREDITED TRAINING LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Anderson Stockley Accredited Training Ltd

Contact

Nathan Richards enquiries@asatraining.co.uk


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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017