Apprentice Dental Nurse M J G Cuddigan & Associates

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.

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Closing date: 13 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £122.50

    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

    Full time Monday-Friday

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001305805

  • 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 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 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.  

John Cuddigan & Associates 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 Brentwood 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

  • 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).
  • (Qualification 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 & 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.

About the employer

Our practice is a modern, well equipped and comfortable surgery located in a beautiful Grade 2 listed building in Brentwood High Street in Essex. We are a family run surgery and we pride ourselves on our personal touch, getting to know our patients and their families and forming excellent and lasting relationships with them. The very best interests of our patients are always our primary concern. Our dentists are able to perform highly advanced restorative and cosmetic dental care in a pleasant and relaxing environment. We offer Private, Denplan and NHS treatment. Our staff are highly qualified, professional and caring. We have been looking after the people of Brentwood and their smiles for over 40 years. We have a loyal patient base with some of our patients travelling long distances to continue to see us, even when they move out of the Brentwood area. Many of our new patients come to us through word of mouth / personal recommendation.

Employer

M J G Cuddigan & Associates

Address

163

High Street

Brentwood

CM14 4SD

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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: 13 Oct 2017