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Apprentice Dental Nurse Aycliffe 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: 08 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £184.80 to £356.40

    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

    Mon-Friday 08:15 – 17:30, 1 x late night a week (Tues or Wed till 19:30), 1 x Saturday on rotation (1 x month 08:30-12:30)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    09 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001736128

  • 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

Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent) grade A-C/4-9 are accepted.

Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 are 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.

If your application has been successful you will be contacted by Email by the training provider Tempdent. Please ensure you check your Emails including your junk box.


About the employer

Since our founding in 1958, Aycliffe has provided the Dental practices of choice in the Kent area. What started off as a small Dental practice, has since grown into a family of practices serving the Kent Community.

At Aycliffe Dentistry, we offer patients all the attention and care they deserve in order to get them feeling healthy again. We offer NHS, Denplan, and independent treatments.

Employer

Aycliffe Dental Practice

Address

49

Maidstone Road

Tonbridge

TN12 6DG

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Training

Training provider

TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tempdent

Contact

Daniel Swann daniel.swann@tempdent.co.uk

  • Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard

All underpinning knowledge towards the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3, including the Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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