Apprentice Dental Nurse Perfect Smile

Apprentice Dental Nurse needed to join existing team and helping with keeping surgery clean and assisting the dentist with all chair side procedures.

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Closing date: 27 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

    Mon-Fri, one Saturday per month.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001318234

  • Positions

    1 available

  • Keep the cleaning areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate, according to the practice's Health&Safety and infection control procedures and manufacturer’s instructions. 
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacture's recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order.
  • Provide chair-side assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available.
  • Always ensure the care and welfare of patients in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner.
  • Accurately complete patients’ records as directed.
  • Observe patient confidentiality at all times. 
  • Handle all substances in accordance with Health and Safety policies
  • Be familiar and comply with all Health and Safety rules and guidance 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.
  • Order*/ask the practice manager*/receptionist to order new supplies as required.
  • 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 (perhaps including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required).
  • Undergo training as it may be required to develop your skills and abilities.
  • 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

  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate

 

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Friendly
  • Presentable
  • Reliable
  • Good team player

Qualifications required

GCSE A*-C in Maths and English or equivalent qualification required, however lower grades will be considered.

Future prospects

Could lead to a permanent position in the practice.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. More information is available at: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.

About the employer

Dental Practice, NHS and private, based in London.

Employer

Perfect Smile

Address

25

Lavender Hill

London

SW11 5QW

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Training provider

All underpinning knowledge towards the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 and functional skills (where applicable), including the Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Apprenticeship standard

Dental health > Dental Nurse

Training provider

APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINING SERVICES CONSORTIUM LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tempdent

Contact

Daniel Swann daniel.swann@tempdent.co.uk


Other information

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.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017