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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Coven Village Surgery

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an apprentice dental nurse. Join our friendly team at Coven Dental Practice.

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Closing date: 12 Oct 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

    30 hours per week - Monday to Friday. 08.45 to 17.00 One hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001724623

  • Positions

    1 available

The role of a Dental Nurse Apprentice encompasses:

  • Preparing and maintaining the dental environment, including instruments, equipment, and materials
  • Carrying out infection control and decontamination procedures
  • Recording dental charting
  • Preparing, mixing, and handling dental materials
  • Providing chairside support to patients and the dentist

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • We expect a friendly, responsible, and positive attitude towards the role, the patients, and the dental team
  • A Dental Nurse must be well presented and show a willingness to study and learn
  • A team player with good written and verbal communication skills

Personal qualities

  • A Dental Nurse must maintain a high level of personal hygiene. This includes wearing a clean uniform everyday in the clinical environment and closed toed - flat heeled shoes. The uniform and work shoes are not to be worn outside of the clinical environment
  • Any jewellery worn must comply with health and safety and professional requirements and is usually limited to one pair of stud earrings and a wedding band
  • Fingernails must be clean, cut short, and free of nail polish and false nails
  • Hair must be kept clean and tied back
  • Make-up must be kept to a minimum and false eyelashes are not to be worn

Desired qualifications

GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 or equivalent qualifications in English and maths are desired but not essential.

Future prospects

There are a wide range of opportunities available to enable registered dental nurses to extend their clinical duties and develop their knowledge and skills within particular areas of interest, for example:

  • Dental radiography
  • Oral health education
  • Sedation dental nursing
  • Orthodontic dental nursing
  • Special care dental nursing
  • Oral surgery dental nursing
  • Taking dental impressions
  • The application of topical fluoride

Dental nurses may also progress onto university to become a dental hygienist/therapist.  

Things to consider

To work in a clinical setting, you must undertake immunisations for hepatitis B, pass a fit test for a FPP3 mask and have a clear DBS check. 

  • Work uniform must not be worn entering or leaving the Practice
  • Footwear should be of a nature that protects the apprentice, flat closed toe shoes (not fabric)
  • Work tunics/scrubs should be presentable and clean every day

About the employer

Coven Village Dental Surgery is a high standard practice based in the Codsall Area, offering NHS and private dental services as well as a friendly, welcoming manner.

Employer

Coven Village Surgery

Address

137

Wolverhampton Road

Wolverhampton

WV8 1PF

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Training

Training provider

SANDWELL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College

Contact

Ruth Richardson 07981142826 ruth.richardson@sandwell.ac.uk

  • Lessons are delivered in the workplace or online by Sandwell College
  • You will be trained in the City and Guilds Level 3 Dental Nurse Diploma
  • Completion of this qualification will enable the candidate to apply to join the General Dental Council Register as a qualified Dental Nurse
  • The Dental Practice will also provide the full-time in-house practical training required

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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