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Apprentice Dental Nurse Smith Dental Surgery Ltd

An exciting new position is available for an aspiring dental nurse. You will be required to perform high quality dental nursing whilst assisting each dentist, hygienist or therapist in all procedures in a safe and effective manner in accordance with the ‘Code of Ethics’ of the British Association of Dental Nurses, the GDC’s ‘Scope of Practice’.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £167.70

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001737323

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • Provide chairside assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients 
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed
  • Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety policies
  • Be familiar and comply with all health and safety rules and guidance, including 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 (or ask the practice manager/receptionist to order) new stock supplies as necessary
  • 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 may be required to develop skills and abilities
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
  • Work at other practice locations from time to time as required (if appropriate)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communicator
  • Good people skills

Personal qualities

  • Caring and approachable with professional manner
  • Confidence and a calm manner

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum Grade C/4 in GCSE maths and English preferred

Future prospects

  • The successful candidate can expect future employment and progression upon completion of their Apprenticeship
  • You may be supported to work towards additional qualification and potential progression to a level 3 apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • Where possible, every applicant must attend a Learning Unlimited centre prior to being shortlisted for this role and being put forward for interview with the employer
  • Your application will be acknowledged in the first instance by telephone
  • Please be aware that this vacancy may closer before the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled or withdrawn by the employer

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

We are a friendly, long-established, family-owned, Dental Practice located in the heart of Bakewell; offering both NHS and private dentistry. The Practice is easily accessed from the car parks and major bus routes of the town. The Practice is fully modernised with air conditioning and digital X-ray processing installed throughout the surgeries.

Employer

Smith Dental Surgery Ltd

Address

Wye House

Water Street

Bakewell

DE45 1EW

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Training

Training provider

CHESTERFIELD COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chesterfield College

Contact

Sam Singh-Eyley 0345 850 1055 APLU@chesterfield.ac.uk

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards an Intermediate Level 3 Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing, with support from your employer and Learning Unlimited
  • As part of your apprenticeship and dependent on your prior attainment you may be required to complete maths, English and ICT Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship.  Upon successful completion you will be awarded an additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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