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Apprentice Dental Nurse THE SMILE DISPENSARY LIMITED

Providing 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: 09 Nov 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

    Monday to Friday, one day off a week for studying. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001736819

  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities:

  • Keeping 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
  • Using all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • Providing chair-side assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Always ensuring the care and welfare of patients in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner
  • Accurately completing patients’ records as directed
  • Observing patient confidentiality at all times
  • Handling all substances in accordance with Health and Safety policies
  • Be familiar and complying with all Health and Safety rules and guidance PPE, COSHH, Mercury Handling, infection control, waste disposal, etc.
  • Developing and filing radiographs and change radiographic solutions as directed
  • Completing laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
  • Ensuring adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Order*/asking the practice manager*/receptionist to order new supplies as required
  • Ensuring computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored
  • Liaising with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
  • Attending and participating in practice meetings
  • Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice (perhaps including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required)
  • Undergoing training as it may be required to develop your skills and abilities
  • Attending refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR
  • Acting 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

Dental practice in Dawlish. 

Employer

THE SMILE DISPENSARY LIMITED

Address

23

Queen Street

Dawlish

EX7 9HB

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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

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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