Apprentice Dental Nurse Family Dental Practice

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: 10 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £186.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, Hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 31.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001318248

  • Positions

    1 available

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 above in English and Maths (or equivalent).  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.  

Family Dental Practice 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 Dagenham, with a sister practice in Brentwood and are looking for someone to join our growing team. 

For this role you will be required to spend 50% of your working week at our sister practice in Brentwood.

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
  • Computer literate
  • Keen to learn
  • Have good communication skills

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

At The Family Dental Practice we aim to provide high-quality treatment in a friendly environment. The Family Dental Practice deliver a range of dental treatments, both NHS and Private, combined with a highly communicative and skilled team, giving you, the patient, the highest level of care. The focus is consistently on the well-being and comfort of the patient. The Family Dental Practice consists of two sister branches,Dagenham and Brentwood.

Employer

Family Dental Practice

Address

700

Green Lane

Dagenham

RM8 1YX

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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: 10 Nov 2017