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Apprentice Dental Nurse Holbrooks Dental Care

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our friendly team. An experienced dental nurse will use his/her knowledge of dentistry to anticipate what is needed during treatment sessions, a skill that is highly valued by the clinician.

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Closing date: 17 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £203.28 to £392.04

    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

    Monday - Saturday. Hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 44.00

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

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    13 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001752186

  • Positions

    1 available

The role of an Apprentice Dental Nurse encompasses:

  • Preparing and maintaining the dental equipment, instruments and materials within a dental surgery
  • Carrying out infection control and decontamination procedures
  • Recording dental charting carried out by clinicians
  • Preparing, mixing and handling dental materials
  • Providing chairside support to dentists, therapists and hygienists throughout a range of dental procedures
  • Providing support and reassurance to patients
  • Providing administration support in making appointments, taking payments and dealing with paperwork

On completion of your probation period with the employer, you will be enrolled onto the college course and will gain a professional certificate – Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing at Level 3 which will enable you to register with the GDC as a dental care professional.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You must be team player with good written and verbal communication skills, excellent organisational skills and good manual dexterity
  • You need to be able to adapt to new situations and work well using your own initiative

Personal qualities

  • We expect a friendly, responsible attitude and positive approach to people
  • The dental nurse must be well presented and show a willingness to study
  • Apprentices must maintain a high level of personal hygiene presenting a clean, neat, tidy, smart, safe and practical appearance at work. Apprentices attending training should not be wearing work uniform. Work uniform must not be worn entering or leaving the practice
  • Footwear should be of a nature that protects the apprentice, flat closed toe shoes (not fabric)
  • Work tunics/scrubs should be presentable and clean every day
  • Jewellery worn must be consistent with health and safety and professional standards and must not obstruct or prevent an apprentice carrying out their duties. Small stud earrings and a wedding band are the only acceptable forms of jewellery
  • Nails should be short and free of polish, false nails, including but not limited to, shellac, acrylic and gel will not be tolerated
  • Hair must be kept clean and tied back, hairpieces are not tolerated
  •  Eyelashes must be natural, false eyelashes are not permitted
  • Make-up should be kept to a minimum to maintain a professional image

Desired qualifications

To be accepted onto the apprenticeship:

  • You must be over the age of 16
  • Hold GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent or Functional Skills at Level 2) in both maths and English

Future prospects

There are a wide range of opportunities available to enable registered dental nurses to extend their clinical duties and develop their knowledge and skills within particular areas of interest, for example:

  • Dental radiography
  • Oral health education
  • Sedation dental nursing
  • Implant nursing
  • Orthodontic dental nursing
  • Special care dental nursing
  • Oral surgery dental nursing
  • Taking dental impressions
  • The application of topical fluoride

Dental nurses may also progress onto university to become a dental hygienist/therapist.  

Things to consider

You will require a clear DBS check and Hepatitis B immunisations to work in a clinical setting.


About the employer

At Holbrooks Dental Care, our caring team of professionals value the importance of healthy, strong teeth and most of all, a happy, confidence boosting smile. We would be delighted to take care of the dental needs of you and your family.

Employer

Holbrooks Dental Care

Address

75-77

Wheelwright Lane

Coventry

CV6 4HN

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Training

Training provider

SANDWELL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College

Contact

Christy Fitzpatrick christy.fitzpatrick@sandwell.ac.uk

College lessons are delivered by Sandwell College in the workplace/online. You will not be required to travel to the college site.

You will be trained in the Extended City and Guilds Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Extended Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Emergency first aid in the workplace qualification at Level 3
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Completion of this qualification will enable candidates to register with the GDC as a qualified dental nurse. The practice also offers a full in-house training programme to cover the practical aspect of the job role.

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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