Apprentice Dental Nurse 57 Dental Care

A fantastic practice, with a friendly but professional atmosphere, are now looking to employ an Apprentice Dental Nurse. The ideal candidate must be smart, hard-working and self-motivated for this popular practice based in Cleckheaton, South Bradford.

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

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £105.00

    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

    4 Days 30hrs Per Week 9-5 (Rota)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001308722

  • Positions

    1 available

The duties and responsibilities involved in this role include:

  • Supporting the dentist in all aspects of patient care
  • Getting the appropriate instruments ready
  • Mixing materials
  • Cleaning and sterilising all instruments
  • Developing x-rays and filing appropriately
  • Maintaining cleanliness of all filters/ suction / hand piece turbines
  • Preparing impressions for dispatch to the laboratory
  • Ensuring patient comfort and confidentiality at all times
  • You may also help with reception work - making appointments, taking payments, dealing with paperwork and meeting and reassuring patients.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A positive attitude to learning and developing new skills is a must
  • Excellent customer service skills are also vital in providing a high standard of care to all patients.

 

Personal qualities

  • Joining this focused and professional team will require punctuality
  • A strong work ethic
  • A friendly, approachable personality

 

Qualifications required

  • GCSE A to C in Maths and English or equivalent qualification
  • Access to the Internet and PC is mandatory as all coursework is submitted to your assessor via an online electronic portfolio.

Future prospects

There are a range of post registration courses available for dental nurses looking to further their education. They may include a range of higher education qualifications or other work-related education and training to support continuing profession development such as Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing, Certificate in Oral Health Education etc.

Things to consider

You will be required to attend Bradford College on day release You should make sure you are able to travel to the company and college before you apply for this vacancy. Make sure your travel costs are realistic for your apprentice salary. Please look at http://www.metrojourneyplanner.info/welcome to plan your journey. To prepare yourself for interview please make sure you have researched this role before applying to familiarise yourself with typical duties and have a look at the company’s website. ALL applications must be done through www.citytraining.org.uk DO NOT CONTACT THE EMPLOYER DIRECTLY. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

"Nothing is more beautiful than a healthy smile. It looks great to those around you and makes you feel good. That's why the team at 57 Dental Care do everything possible to make your teeth the best they can be and keep them healthy in the long term. You can trust our services and our intuitive gentle touch."

Employer

57 Dental Care

Address

57

Bradford Road

Cleckheaton

BD19 3LB

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Training provider

Competency qualification: Apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence through blended learning which will include practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace.  
Knowledge:  Underpinning knowledge will involve attending the classroom for 4 short exams which takes 40 minutes each ( the exams will not be taken at the same time) , and a programme of e-learning (any exam revision required will be undertaken in the classroom)
Functional Skills at level 2 in Maths and English:  Functional Skills (projects and tests) will be taught in the classroom for a period of 15 weeks (half a day per functional skill)
Extended award in Employment and Personal skills (a combination of Employment Rights & Responsibilities and Personal Learning & Thinking Skills) will be delivered by  e-learning, research and the completion of a workbook and assignment.
 

Apprenticeship standard

Dental health > Dental Nurse

Training provider

BRADFORD COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City Training Services

Contact

Charlotte Greenwood 01274 728316 c.greenwood2@bradfordcollege.ac.uk


Employer's Application Instructions

If you would like to be considered for this role then please apply online at www.citytraining.org.uk and you will be invited to sit an initial assessment at City Training Services. If you have previously applied, please call our recruitment team on 01274 728316 and quote the NAS reference number. ***Please ensure that you quote the reference number of the vacancy you wish to be considered for within the ‘Additional Information’ section of the Application Form***


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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Oct 2017