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Apprentice Dental Nurse The Dental Surgery

Apprentice Dental Nurse needed to join existing team and helping with keeping surgery clean and assisting the dentist with all chair side procedures.

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Closing date: 03 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £266.00 - £344.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:30

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001747410

  • 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

  • Computer skills
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Friendly
  • Presentable
  • Reliable
  • Good team player

Desired qualifications

Maths and English GCSE 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

Harrow Weald Dental Practice is a multi-award winning dental practice which has treated over 15,000 patients. It has been established for nearly 15 years in Harrow, Middlesex.

The surgery prides itself on its friendly and welcoming staff and highly experienced dentists, all UK qualified and registered with the GDC.

We are proud to have been awarded the title of Best Dental Team in London at the prestigious national Dentistry Awards 2011 and followed this with the Best Clinic Team at the televised My Face My Body Awards 2012. These awards have been the culmination of hard work from all our dentists supported by, in our opinion, the best dental nurses and receptionists around. There have been numerous individual awards and achievements including finalist for Best Dentist in London (under 35 years of age).

Employer

The Dental Surgery

Address

359

High Road

Harrow

HA3 5EQ

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Training

Training provider

APPRENTICESHIPS & TRAINING SERVICES CONSORTIUM LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tempdent

Contact

Arta Januzi arta.januzi@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)


Other information

From October 1st 2015 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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