Apprentice Dental Nurse Dr J J Patel - Thorpe Bay Dental Practice

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    35 hours Mon - Thur 8.30 - 6pm Fri 8.30 - 1pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001298121

  • Positions

    1 available

Thorpe Bay Dental Practice is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dentist. Duties will include assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients, reception duties and 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 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.

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

  • The successful candidate must be reliable, organised, with good communication skills, computer literate, and 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 Maths and English Grade C and above (or equivalent).
  • All grades disclosed will be checked on your Personal Learning Record before your application is submitted to the Dental Practice.

Future prospects

There are good career progression opportunities: Hygienist and Practice Management 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

Thorpe Bay Dental Practice looks after both NHS and private patients. The practice has been established for 17 years and has recently undergone a renovation modernising the exterior of the building. This is a great opportunity to work in a successful business located in the heart of the affluent Thorpe bay area. You'll be working alongside 2 dentists, 1 hygienist, 4 dental nurses and a receptionist.

Employer

Dr J J Patel - Thorpe Bay Dental Practice

Address

25

Station Road

Southend-On-Sea

SS1 3JY

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Training provider

  • Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3.
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths.
  • 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


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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017