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Apprentice Dental Nurse Wembley Park 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: 12 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    4 days per week + 1 day for studying. Shifts TBA.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    13 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001751953

  • 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

  • IT literate
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

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

Desired qualifications

GCSE A*-C (4-9) in maths and English are accepted.

Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English are accepted.

A-levels in maths or English grade E or above will be accepted.

Or equivalents

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

NHS and private dental practice in Wembley.

Employer

Wembley Park Dental Surgery

Address

211

Wembley Hill Road

Wembley

HA9 8EL

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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)


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