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Apprentice Dental Nurse Ashley Dental Centre

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Dental Nurse Apprentice to join a friendly, well-established Dental Practice on the Isle of Wight. Working closely with a well-established team, the successful candidate will develop the basic skills to begin their career as a Dental Nurse.

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Closing date: 08 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £129.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Flexibility may be required as you progress. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    13 Oct 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001659071

  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Dental Nurse Apprentice to join a friendly, well-established Dental Practice on the Isle of Wight. Working closely with a well-established team, the successful candidate will develop the basic skills to begin their career as a Dental Nurse.

The roles and responsibilities for the successful candidate will include:

  • To carry out high-quality dental nursing to assist each dentist and hygienist in all their dental procedures in a safe and effective manner
  • To ensure that all cross- infection procedures are carried out in all the work undertaken by the practice and to immediately report any breach of such controls or any example of bad practice
  • To assist with reception or any clerical duties as required
  • Assisting the dentists and hygienists with dental procedures
  • Sterilising and performing cross-infection controls after each patient
  • Setting- up and preparing the surgery before the start of each clinical session
  • Ensure that the dental surgery operates efficiently, is fully stocked and equipped and that the operating environment for the dentist is as efficient as possible
  • Help provide a comfortable, attractive, clean and uncluttered environment for the patients
  • Maintain correct uniform and a professional manner and appearance
  • Deal competently and safely with hazardous or toxic waste or materials
  • Be flexible with hours of work in the case of a dental emergency
  • Greet patients at door and escort to and from the surgery
  • Make appointments for patients in person or by telephone for the dentist and hygienist

These are only some of the duties, others will also be given.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful candidate must be reliable
  • Organised
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Flexible
  • Well presented
  • Able to use own common sense and initiative
  • Keen to learn

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent qualifications) in maths and English

Future prospects

A great opportunity to secure long-term employment with an employer who has a wonderful vision and admirable values in conjunction with continuing your professional development.

Things to consider

You will be required to have a Hepatitis B injection and pass a DBS check.

The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £4.15 per hour as of 1st of April 2020. 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 £6.45 an hour for 18-20-year olds; £8.20 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £8.72 for those over 25.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).


About the employer

Ashley Dental Centre is a well-established, small, private dental practice in Hampton. Our specialist team offer a friendly service of the highest standard and believe in preventative and restorative dentistry.

Employer

Ashley Dental Centre

Address

27

Ashley Road

Hampton

TW12 2JA

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Training

Training provider

Harriet Ellis Training Solution Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Harriet Ellis Training Solution Limited

Contact

Maryam Hussain 01708776050 MaryamH@harrietellis.com

The Dental Nurse Apprenticeship standard level 3 offers a genuine job in a Dental Practice with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It will develop the skills, knowledge, and behaviours of your apprentice to operate competently in all aspects of clinical responsibilities.

It will also provide them with the relevant qualification to apply for professional registration as a Dental Nurse to the General Dental Council (GDC). 

What you will study:

  • Cross Infection
  • Anatomy
  • Radiography
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Orthodontics
  • Restoration
  • Legislation
  • First Aid
  • Health & Safety

You will complete on and off the job training whilst being fully supported throughout, progressing to gateway and end point assessment.

Have a look at our website for more details: harrietellis.com

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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