Apprentice Dental Nurse Drakes Dental Care

This vacancy is for a Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Blackburn, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 15 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £149.85 - £260.85

    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

    Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    29 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001320487

  • Positions

    1 available

 

  • The successful applicant will be mentored by a lead dental nurse and observed in surgery they will also have a weekly schedule for additional duties e.g. reception administration.
  • Assist the dentist and hygienist during all clinical procedures, clerical duties to include reception work answering telephones and filing, provide support during the taking of x rays.
  • Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery.
  • Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation, extractions, and
  • Assessments, this may also include minor oral surgery.
  • Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments.
  • Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerized systems.
  • Reception duties which include answering the telephone greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system.
  • Filing, typing and using computer software
  • Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic.
  • Assisting with the preparation of patient and equipment during the taking of x rays and processing and storing all images.

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good communicator and be willing to be part of a team supporting each other.
  • The ability to make decisions and use their own initiative, have strong organizational skills, as well as having a caring nature and be comfortable talking to patients at all levels and ages

Personal qualities

  • Provide support for managers and other staff members in the workplace.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • They often have industry or employer-specific responsibilities
     

Qualifications required

  • GCSE at C or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent

Future prospects

The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing with experience in a busy Dental Practice. Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. Career breaks and part time working are often possible. You could go on to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health. You might take on more responsibility as a trainer and assessor for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice. You could apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.

Things to consider

Interview and Start date to be confirmed. Work times to be confirmed at interview The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16 to 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. More info is available at http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/Employees/TheNationalMinimumWage/DG_10027201 Traveline: Please see the link below to Travel line so that you can get an idea of how long it may take you to travel to work. http://www.traveline.info/

About the employer

Dental Surgery in Blackburn

Employer

Drakes Dental Care

Address

334

Whalley Range

Blackburn

BB1 6NN

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health Support Services
  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Literacy
  • Employer Rights and Responsibility
  • Personal Learning and thinking Skills
  • Safeguarding
  • First Aid
  • Conflict resolution
  • Enhanced training to include Drive to survive, visit to Maxillo facial unit and orthodontic practice.
     

Apprenticeship standard

Dental health > Dental Nurse

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


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Closing date: 15 Nov 2017