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Apprentice Dental Nurse The Olivers Battery Dental Surgery

Provide chair-side assistance. Keep the cleaning area and all equipment and instruments clean according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures. Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery. Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communication.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £191.73 to £369.77

    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

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 41.50

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    04 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001686672

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Keep the cleaning areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy, and sterile as appropriate, according to the practice's health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • Provide chair-side assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Always ensure the care and welfare of patients in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner
  • Accurately complete patients’ records as directed
  • Observe patient confidentiality at all times
  • Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety policies
  • Be familiar and comply with all health and safety rules and guidance, PPE, COSHH, mercury handling, infection control, waste disposal, etc.
  • Develop and file radiographs and change radiographic solutions as directed
  • Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Order/ask the practice manager/receptionist to order new supplies as required
  • Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored
  • Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
  • Attend and participate in practice meetings
  • Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice (perhaps including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required)
  • Undergo training as it may be required to develop your skills and abilities
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Friendly
  • Presentable
  • Reliable
  • Good team player

Desired qualifications

Entry is subject to interview and assessment and you will need to have relevant employment. In addition, you will need to have 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or higher, including English and maths or have achieved a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 2 in English and maths.

Future prospects

On completion and achievement of the apprenticeship standard, progression routes will be provided and discussed with the individual to enable them to make informed choices about continuous professional development.

Things to consider

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

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

For updates on the National Living Wage please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-living-wage-increase-to-protect-workers-living-standards


About the employer

We are a mixed dental practice. Offering NHS and Private treatment. We can offer anything from fillings and extractions, to implants. We are open Monday to Friday. We have 4 dentists and 2 hygienists at the practice.           

Employer

The Olivers Battery Dental Surgery

Address

94

Olivers Battery Road South

Winchester

SO22 4EZ

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Training

Training provider

EASTLEIGH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Eastleigh College

Contact

Experts Experts@eastleigh.ac.uk

  • Level 3 Dental nurse apprenticeship standard

Apprentices will enhance knowledge in areas to include:

  • Dental and regional anatomy
  • Respiratory and circulatory systems
  • Transmission of infectious diseases and their prevention
  • Materials, equipment and resources
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Legislative compliance and regulatory requirements

Apprentices will develop skills in areas to include:

  • Health Promotion
  • Clinical skills
  • Patient Care and Patient Management
  • Communication and Management Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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