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Apprentice Dental Nurse Unsworth Smile Clinic

Trainee Dental Nurse position available to provide assistance to the dental team as a clinical nurse, provide cover on reception and decontamination room, other responsibilities are listed below. We are a small team and value all our employees.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon – Fri, 8:30am – 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Provide chairside assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed
  • 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
  • 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
  • Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
  • 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 including the duties and tasks of receptionist and decontamination nurse.
  • 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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Candidate needs to be able to; use initiative, be adaptable and motivated, learn quickly, work on own and as a team player and multitask.

Personal qualities

Candidate needs to have the following qualities to be a good listener, polite and well spoken. They need to be hard working and always willing to learn as the role is demanding

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grades C/4 and above in maths and English preferred.

Future prospects

  • If the candidate is successful during their training period, a permanent position will be offered

Things to consider

  • The vacancy needs to be filled immediately therefore the applicant needs to be a quick learner, motivated and be able to handle pressure. Previous experience of working in a dental setting is ideal however training will be provided

About the employer

We are a small, friendly NHS Dental Practice. This is a fantastic opportunity to start a career in Dental within a well established practice. We are looking for an apprentice to join our team receiving first class training, support and mentoring to develop your career.


Unsworth Smile Clinic


First Floor


Parr Lane



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bury College

  • L3 Dental Standard
  • This is a work-based qualification with timetabled classes.
  • Plus college attendance for Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below. Complete the form at the bottom of the vacancy with your details and attach a copy of your CV. A member of the Bury College Apprenticeship Team will then be in touch regarding your application

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Nov 2021