Apprentice Dental Nurse High Street Dental Practice

High Street Dental Practice are looking for a fun loving, self motivated apprentice to join their team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 10 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    35 hours per week plus college day release. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practices health and safety and 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, ensuring that the correct equipment is available.
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients.
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed.
  • Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety policies.
  • Be familiar and comply with all health and safety rules and guidance, including PPE, COSHH, mercury handling, infection control, waste disposal etc.
  • Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted.
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery.
  • Request new stock supplies as necessary.
  • Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained, handled and securely stored in accordance with Data Protection and Information Governance guidelines.
  • Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records.
  • Attend and participate in practice meetings.
  • Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice (perhaps including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required).
  • Undergo training as may be required to develop skills and abilities.
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies, CPR and other courses necessary to maintain and enable you to work safely.
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules, code of conduct and practice core values.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to use Microsoft Word
  • Confidence in using bespoke IT software
  • Wanting to learn and progress within dental practice

Personal qualities

  • Self-motivated
  • Hard working
  • Fun-loving
  • Willingness to get involved
  • Work on own initiative
  • Team player
  • Personable

Qualifications required

English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) grade C+.

Things to consider

Located in centre of East Grinstead High Street with good transport links and car parking available. 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

Private Dentists Serving East Grinstead, Crawley and West Sussex


High Street Dental Practice


6 High Street

East Grinstead

East Grinstead

RH19 3AW

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Training provider

This Apprenticeship Standard will include the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing as the mandatory qualification. With support from Central Sussex College, the Apprentice will develop and maintain examples of their work to meet qualification criteria within an electronic portfolio and will be required to pass 4 on line tests at Central Sussex College before reaching the gateway Students will be able to re-sit each test once. The Apprentice will be required to attend college based knowledge sessions and tutorials/revision sessions each Thursday evening during term time at the Crawley Campus. Attendance to maths and/or English sessions if applicable. The option to attend behaviour workshops to cover key elements of the behaviours set out in the Standard is advisable.

Apprenticeship framework

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Central Sussex College


Martine Corbett

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 10 Nov 2017