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Apprentice Dental Nurse Baxenden Practice

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Baxenden, Accrington. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £159.10

    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

    37 Hours Per Week - Shifts to be discussed during the Interview process

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    18 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001726507

  • Positions

    1 available

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Baxenden, Accrington. 

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

The duties within this role include:

  • Assist the dentist and hygienist during all clinical procedures
  • Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery,
  • Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation and extractions
  • Assessments, this may also include minor oral surgery.
  • Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments.
  • Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerized systems.
  • Reception duties which include answering the telephone greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system. 
  • Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic.
  • Assisting with the preparation of patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing all images.
  • Welcoming patients to the surgery.
  • Aiding the allocated Dentist in running the surgery.
  • Receptionist duties.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

A good communicator and be willing to be part of a team supporting each other. The ability to make decisions and use their own initiative, have strong organizational skills, as well as having a caring nature and be comfortable talking to patients at all levels and ages.

Personal qualities

The ability to work as an individual as well as part of a team and be respectful to team members at all times. Be an excellent communicator at all levels, via telephone and face to face. Be able to use their own initiative.

Desired qualifications

GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent

Future prospects

The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing with experience in a busy Dental Practice.

Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. Career breaks and part time working are often possible. You could go on to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health.

You might take on more responsibility as a trainer and assessor for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice. You could apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.
 

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.
 


About the employer

This dental practice is based in Accrington.

Employer

Baxenden Practice

Address

520-522

Manchester Road

Accrington

BB5 2RG

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Training

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd

Contact

Kelly Porter 01254 54659

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Literacy
  • Employer Rights and Responsibility
  • Personal Learning and thinking Skills
  • Safeguarding
  • First Aid
  • Conflict resolution

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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