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Apprentice Dental Nurse Hempstead Road Dental Practice

Provide efficient and reliable chair-side support to Practice Clinicians. The role will also require working in other areas of the practice such as reception, dealing with patient queries, answering the phone, taking payments and booking appointments.

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,000.00 - £30,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 to 19:45

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001730311

  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities:

  • Keep the cleaning areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate, according to the practice's Health & Safety and infection control procedures and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacture'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

  • GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English
  • Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English (or equivalent) are accepted
  • A-levels in maths or English grade E or above (or equivalent) will be accepted

Future prospects

With experience you may be able to move into jobs like team manager, team leader or dental practice manager.

With further training you could become a dental therapist, helping a dentist carry out the more routine dentistry work. You could also become a dental hygienist, helping people to look after their teeth and gums.

You might decide to train as an orthodontic therapist helping dentists to improve the look and position of a patient's teeth.

Health Careers has information on careers in all areas of the dental team.

Things to consider

You will be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B and to pass a DBS check.


About the employer

The practice has been in Watford for 40 years. It has recently been taken over by Dr Kush and Dr Vish, who strive to maintain the fantastic reputation of high quality, caring dentistry that the team have built in Watford.

At Watford Smiles we always aim to provide a friendly and professional standard of care and exceptional customer service to our patients. The dental practice has been responsible for looking after the dental welfare of families going back many generations within the Watford area and beyond.

Employer

Hempstead Road Dental Practice

Address

107

Hempstead Road

Watford

WD17 3HE

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Training

Training provider

TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tempdent

Contact

Arta Januzi arta.januzi@tempdent.co.uk

All underpinning knowledge towards the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 and functional skills (where applicable), including the Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Functional skills if needed.

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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