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Apprentice Dental Nurse JOHN ALKER & JON-FRANCOIS SLATER

Provide efficient and reliable chair-side support to Practice Clinicians. The role will also require working in other areas of the practice such as reception, dealing with patient queries, answering the phone, taking payments and booking appointments.

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Closing date: 19 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £205.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, Between 08:45 - 18:00.

    Total hours per week: 41.00

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

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    20 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001755342

  • 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

  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate

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 equivalent.

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

Situated in the heart of Garforth, our skilled and friendly team can provide both routine and complex care for you and your family. We take great pride in the quality of our dentistry and aim to offer you the highest level of patient care at each step of your journey. 

State of the art technology, regular training courses for the whole team and an attention on the latest research developments: we do everything we can to ensure we give you the best care for you and your oral health.

Employer

JOHN ALKER & JON-FRANCOIS SLATER

Address

35a

Main Street

Leeds

LS25 1DS

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Training

Training provider

TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tempdent

Contact

Daniel Swann daniel.swann@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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