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Apprentice Dental Nurse Precious Dental Care

A fantastic opportunity at Precious Dental Care, who are looking to recruit a highly motivated Apprentice Dental Nurse to join their team. If you are an enthusiastic individual who would like to develop a career in Dental Nursing then apply now.

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Closing date: 17 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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

    Monday - Friday 8.40am - 5.20pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001725055

  • Positions

    1 available

You may also help with reception work - making appointments, taking payments, dealing with paperwork and meeting and reassuring patients.

Your tasks will include:

  • Providing chair side assistance to the dentist 
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients 
  • Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment 
  • Sterilisation of instruments 
  • Mixing materials 
  • Charting on the computer 
  • Complying with strict cross infection procedures 
  • Developing digital x-rays 
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials are within the surgery 
  • Carrying out some reception and administrative tasks

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication and customer service skills are necessary as there are many interactions during the normal working day with other staff members, patients and healthcare professionals
  • Willingness to learn new skills and behaviours
  • Good written skills
  • IT literate 

Personal qualities

  • Candidates must be punctual and friendly
  • Willing to work as part of a team, eager to learn and progress and work hard to achieve the apprenticeship qualification and help the company grow as a whole
  • Punctuality
  • A strong work ethic
  • A friendly, approachable personality
  • A positive attitude to learning and developing new skills is a must

Desired qualifications

  • 4 GCSE's, or equivalent, A to C 9/4 in maths and English
  • Access to the Internet and PC is mandatory as all coursework is submitted to your assessor via an online electronic portfolio

Future prospects

There are a range of post registration courses available for dental nurses looking to further their education.

They may include a range of higher education qualifications or other work-related education and training to support continuing profession development such as Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing, Certificate in Oral Health Education etc.


About the employer

Precious Dental Care is a family dental practice conveniently located in Roundhay, North Leeds. The practice is proud to be able to provide NHS and amp, Private dental care to the local community and is a member of the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme.

Employer

Precious Dental Care

Address

20

Gledhow Avenue

LS8 1NU

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Training

Training provider

BRADFORD COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by City Training Services

Contact

Tom Hughes 01274 728316 t.hughes@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

  • Advanced Level Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard
  • Competency qualification: Apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence through blended learning which will include practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace  
  • Knowledge: Underpinning knowledge will involve attending the classroom for 4 short exams which takes 40 minutes each (the exams will not be taken at the same time), and a programme of e-learning (any exam revision required will be undertaken in the classroom)

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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