Dental Nurse Apprentice Park House Dental

This vacancy is for a Dental Nurse Apprentice, based in Accrington, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    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

    TBC at the interview

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001305317

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • The successful applicant will be mentored by a lead dental nurse and observed in surgery. They will also have a weekly schedule for additional duties, e.g. reception, admin.
  • Assist the dentist and hygienist during all clinical procedures, clerical duties to include reception work answering telephones and filing, provide support during the taking of x-rays.
  • Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery,
  • Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation, extractions, and
  • Assessments, this may also include minor oral surgery.
  • Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments.
  • Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerised systems.
  • Reception duties which include answering the telephone greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system. Filing, typing and using computer software.
  • Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic.
  • Assisting with the preparation of patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing all images.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good communicator
  • Willing to be part of a team supporting each other
  • The ability to make decisions and use their own initiative
  • Strong organisational skills
  • A caring nature
  • Comfortable talking to patients at all levels and ages

Personal qualities

  • Provide support for managers and other staff members in the workplace.
  • They perform a variety of tasks that require good communication and organisational skills.
  • They often have industry or employer-specific responsibilities

Qualifications required

GCSE at C or above in English and Maths or equivalent.

Future prospects

Upon completion of the L3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. Career breaks and part-time working are often possible. You could go on to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health. You might take on more responsibility as a trainer and assessor for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice. You could apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.

Things to consider

Please do not contact the company direct.

About the employer

Park House Dental Health is friendly dental practice that offers its clients the very best dental services in a calm, comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

Employer

Park House Dental

Address

Argyle Street

Accrington

BB5 1DQ

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health Support Services
  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Literacy
  • Employer Rights and Responsibility
  • Personal Learning and thinking Skills
  • Safeguarding
  • First Aid
  • Conflict resolution
  • Enhanced training to include Drive to survive, visit to Maxillo facial unit and orthodontic practice.

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Dental Nursing

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd

Contact

01254 54659


Employer's Application Instructions

Please can you apply online at www.training2000.co.uk quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in. If you have already applied online please call 01254 546 59 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.


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

Apply now

Closing date: 02 Oct 2017