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Apprentice Dental Nurse Alpha House Dental Practice

We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our friendly and busy dental practice. We are a dental practice with a well-established and friendly team and we would love you to join us.

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Closing date: 14 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. Days and shifts TBC. Between 30 to 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Oct 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001659796

  • Positions

    1 available

The role of a Dental Nurse is to assist the dentist with all clinical aspects within the surgery.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Always greet and care for all patients in a polite and courteous manner
  • Work closely with the dentist in a professional and appropriate manner
  • Provide chairside assistance during all dental procedures
  • Update computer records and taking notes
  • Cleaning surgeries to a high level, maintaining strict cross infection controls
  • Preparing instruments and materials during treatments
  • Carry out reception and administrative tasks where required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organised
  • Good communication skills 
  • Computer literate 

Personal qualities

  • You will have a calm, confident and reassuring manner
  • The ability to relate well to people, including children and those with special needs
  • You will have a positive and flexible approach to work
  • Experience is not necessary, however, we are looking for ambitious, hard-working and committed individuals
  • Reliable
  • Keen to learn
  • You must always be of a smart and professional appearance, wearing a clean, presentable uniform and have a positive attitude

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) 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 with 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

A warm welcome from the team at Alpha House. We are a private dental practice and have practised truly gentle dentistry in a warm and welcoming atmosphere for over 30 years. We aim to offer the optimum in oral health in relaxed and beautiful surroundings with the highest standard of one to one patient care. If you are a nervous patient or simply want to know more about the procedures for dental implants, dentures, teeth whitening or cosmetic dentistry, we are here to talk it through with you and reassure you.

Our patients know we care and we want to keep you smiling! Come and experience our caring team offering a personalised service, tailored carefully to your needs and delivered by highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals.

Employer

Alpha House Dental Practice

Address

14

Alpha Road

Birchington

CT7 9EQ

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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 01708 776050 MaryamH@harrietellis.com

Level 3 Dental Nurse standard.

The Dental Nurse Apprenticeship advanced standard, 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 and Safety

You will complete on and off the job training whilst you are fully supported throughout, progressing to gateway and endpoint assessment.

Read more on our website!

http://www.harrietellis.com/apprentices-new/

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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