Apprentice Dental Nurse - Birmingham areas Bhandal Dental Surgery

Working towards a level 3 in Dental Nursing for a large independent Dental Practitioner. Must have an interest in a career in Dental Nursing and be prepared to help in other areas of the practice.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £162.00 - £282.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    40 hrs, 5 of out 7 days between 8am and 8pm and the occasional Saturday. Hours to be arranged with Employer at interview

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001309171

  • Positions

    3 available

Working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing for a Dental Practitioner, the ideal candidate must have an interest in a career in Dental Nursing.

The role includes:

  • Taking instruction from the dentist in surgery and responding efficiently and accurately
  • Preparing the surgery and any relevant materials in advance of treatments taking care to sterilise all instruments and working areas
  • Ensure the correct dental instruments are to hand ready to be passed to the dentist when needed and materials have been mixed if required
  • Ensure the dentist’s comments regarding the condition of the patients mouth throughout the check up are recorded correctly
  • Tidy and clean the surgery once treatments are complete in preparation for the next day/session
  • Adhere strictly to infection control procedures within the practice
  • Man the reception desk welcoming patients to the practice, booking appointments, taking payments and answering telephone calls
  • Assist in administration tasks and ensure records are kept up to date
  • General housekeeping duties
  • Good communication skills and customer service awareness is needed to maintain a high level of service within the dental practice.
  • Being in close contact with the patients is a daily requirement for a dental nurse therefore you must be able to make patients feel welcome and offer reassurance to anxious patients endeavouring to make their experience as comfortable as possible.
  • Working sometimes under pressure dental nurses must remain professional and work quickly and efficiently.
  • Patient confidentiality must be maintained at all times.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Hardworking
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently whilst maintaining a professional manner at all times
  • Record information relayed by the Dentist accurately at all times
  • Prepared to undertake all tasks in the practice such as manning the reception area
  • Booking appointments
  • Cleaning equipment and surgery
  • Good communication skills
  • Organised

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and pleasant manner
  • Able to build relationships with both colleagues and patients
  • Calm under pressure
  • Able to reassure when dealing with nervous patients
  • Able to handle college and practice workload

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs Grades A to C including Maths and English or equivalent.

Future prospects

Candidates can continue to study further and enrol on Level 4 programmes such as Radiography or Oral Health Education, or work their way into practice management.

Things to consider

Will have to clean up blood and deal with patients with Oral Health issues.

About the employer

Working towards a level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing for a large independent Dental Practitioner. Must have an interest in a career in Dental Nursing and be prepared to help in other areas of the practice. Must also have Grade C or above in Maths and Eng ( or equivalent ) to be considered for this role. 3 x positions at various Birmingham locations

Employer

Bhandal Dental Surgery

Address

820

Washwood Heath Road

Birmingham

B8 2NW

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Training provider

Working towards a level 3 in Dental Nursing for a large independent Dental Practitioner.

Apprenticeship standard

Dental health > Dental Nurse

Training provider

SANDWELL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College

Contact

Laura 0121 667 5018 laura.hancox@sandwell.ac.uk


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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017