Trainee Dental Nurse Parkway Dental Care

Keep the clinical areas, all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions Use equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained and in good working order

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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    8.45 – 5.30pm Monday to Friday – flexibility is essential and hours may vary

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001305850

  • Positions

    1 available

  • Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practice’s 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
  • Develop and file radiographs and change radiographic solutions as directed
  • Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Ask the Lead Dental Nurse to order new stock supplies as necessary
  • Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored
  • 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 (including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required)
  • Undergo training as may be required to develop skills and abilities – specifically the Dental Nurse Training course as discussed with the Practice Manager
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Team player, good organisational skills, forward thinking and good time management.

Personal qualities

Enthusiastic, motivated, approachable, reliable, flexible, honest.

Qualifications required

Entry is subject to interview and assessment. You will need to have relevant employment.

In addition, you need to have 4 GCSEs at grade D / 3 or higher, including English and Maths or have relevant experience* and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 1 in English and maths.

Future prospects

To become a qualified dental nurse

Things to consider

long periods of standing whilst at work. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Parkway Dentalcare provide registered patients with general, restorative, cosmetic and emergency dentistry both on the NHS and privately. Our aim is to make sure our patients have a smile for life. We believe that preventative health care is the best way to ensure all of our patients have happy, healthy mouths.

Employer

Parkway Dental Care

Address

100

Bedhampton Road

Havant

PO9 3EZ

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Training provider

You will learn through a combination of on- and off-the-job training. You will attend college on a day release basis during term time and spend the rest of your time earning and learning in the workplace. You will be assessed on a continuous basis through a combination of knowledge and practical assessment activities, including assessment of activities in the workplace.

The Apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 24 months unless you are aged 19 or older and have undertaken relevant prior learning.

Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Achievement Officer.

Apprenticeship framework

Health - Dental Nursing

Training provider

EASTLEIGH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Eastleigh College

Contact

Matt 02380 911 170 mtaylor@eastleigh.ac.uk


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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017