Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Vicars Cross Dental Practice

If you are interested in oral health and dental nursing, we are offering a super opportunity to join a small caring team of professionals. Dental nurses help dentists with all aspects of patient care, and here at Vicars Cross Dental practise you will gain excellent on the job training and support and earn whilst you learn.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £133.00

    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

    38 hours over 5 days Daily hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001129591

  • Positions

    1 available

As a dental nurse your work would usually include, but would not be limited to the activities below:

  • Passing instruments to the dentist, therapist or hygienist
  • Preparing materials, for all types of dental treatments.
  • Making sure that the patient is relaxed and comfortable at all times.
  • Chair side support for the dentist.
  • Contribute with the production of dental images.

As well as helping care for patients, you would also:

  • Tidy and prepare the dental surgery
  • Infection control
  • Keep areas in the surgery sterile
  • Help the dentist record information about each patient
  • Carry out stock control.
  • At a general dental practice, you may also help at the reception area, especially during busy periods.
  • This would involve booking appointments, taking payments for treatment and greeting and reassuring patients.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent
  • Communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Articulate.

Personal qualities

  • Kind.
  • Confident.
  • Excellent.
  • Customer service skills.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent Grade C or above in Maths and English.

Future prospects

This apprenticeship could lead to a career within Dental Nursing.

About the employer

The dentists and staff at Vicars Cross Dental Practice are a caring, professional team who work with patients to provide dental care in a caring, friendly and professional way. The practice provides both NHS and private dental healthcare.

Employer

Vicars Cross Dental Practice

Address

48 Green Lane

Vicars Cross

Chester

CH3 5LB

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Training provider

  • All aspects of “on the job” training in addition to attendance at College to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.
  • Functional Skills if required.

 

Apprenticeship framework

Unknown Framework

Training provider

WEST CHESHIRE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by West Cheshire College

Contact

Aimee Pitt 01244 656 455


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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017