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Apprentice Dental Nurse Lloyd Lane Dental Partnership

Lloyd Lane Dental are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join their team as an Apprentice Dental Nurse. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £344.25

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.45am – 6pm with 1 hr unpaid lunch 1-2pm Friday 8.45 – 5.30pm with 1 hr unpaid lunch 1-2pm

    Total hours per week: 40.50

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001741800

  • Positions

    1 available

Employment duties

  • Assist dentist, hygienist or therapist by providing dental chairside support duties relevant to stage of competence under supervision of a named GDC registrant in accordance with the GDC guidance for trainee dental nurses
  • Keep a log of your structured induction and on-going compliance training using Training Record template (M 222E) and ensure each training session is counter-signed by your supervisor – a named GDC registrant
  • Work towards a nationally recognised qualification leading to the registration with the GDC
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures
  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all of the dental team
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work

Key tasks to be carried out under supervision

Develop and demonstrate competence in

  • The chairside support procedures outlined in your Competence Record (M 225C)
  • The manipulation and application of dental materials across a range of dental treatment procedures
  • Knowledge and application of a wide range of dental instruments and equipment relevant for dental procedures
  • Decontamination and preparation of treatment rooms for a range of dental procedures
  • Decontamination of dental devices using appropriate practice decontamination equipment after receiving the necessary vaccinations
  • Decontamination equipment maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Waste segregation and disposal in accordance with the practice policies and procedures
  • Use of the practice computer and X-ray systems
  • Completion of laboratory request forms and keeping records of all items sent, received and fitted
  • Checking that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session

Provide patient support by

  • Liaising with reception over appointments for each patient
  • Escorting patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirming the patient’s medical history is up-to-date and communicating to the dentist [hygienist/therapist] any change in medical history or problems that he/she has noted
  • Monitoring, supporting and reassuring patients
  • Supporting the patient and colleagues if there is an emergency
  • Providing appropriate advice to patients
  • Follow professional ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality

 

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all of the dental team

 

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills both verbally and written
  • Pleasant and competent telephone manner
  • Good interpersonal skills              
  • Good IT and typing skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to learn and teach new systems/equipment
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work well as part of a team as well as individually
  • Maintain high standard of work at all times
  • Ability to follow instructions accurately
  • Ability to adhere to and apply strict rules of confidentiality
  • To be flexible and a genuine willingness to undertake any tasks which could reasonably be expected of someone in this capacity
 

Desired qualifications

  • The right person will have A-C or 4 and above in maths and English 

Future prospects

  • Implant nursing, orthodontic nursing. Hygiene therapy, orthodontic therapist

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills. Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed. 

Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a matching recruitment service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.


About the employer

NHS dental practice taking private specialist referrals

Employer

Lloyd Lane Dental Partnership

Address

36

Kirkgate

Tadcaster

LS24 9AD

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Training

Training provider

MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northern Skills Group

  • Level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing
  • Technical Certificate
  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (where required)
  • Day release class

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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