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Level 3 Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing Park Road Dental Care

We are a well-established Private/NHS practice near Coventry railway station offering a broad range of different dental services to all ages. Every day is interesting and different. We work together as a team to ensure we look after our patients as family and friends.

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £161.25

    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 to Friday: 8.50am to 5.20pm. One or two late Evenings per week till 6.40 and one Saturday morning per month on a rota basis – can be paid or time taken off in lieu

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001760650

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for infection control procedures, setting up and preparing the dental surgery at the start of the day, managing infection control between patients and closing at the end of the day, including cleaning and sterilising instruments and equipment
  • Assisting dental procedures including mixing dental materials, pass instruments, processing x-rays and ensuring the patients are looked after
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records
  • Offer information and support to individuals on protection of oral health
  • Comply with Health and Safety legislation
  • Undergo training as required to develop skills and abilities
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
  • Assisting with our reception team in receiving and dealing with patients, maintaining the record systems used in the practice, making patient appointments, answering the telephone and dealing with retail sales

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Close attention to detail
  • Good manual dexterity for fine practical skills
  • Computer literate - willingness to learn new computer skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Good communication skills with both patients and colleagues 
  • Good people skills - including the ability to work with children and difficult patients; treating others with respect
  • Excellent team player to support our current team

Personal qualities

  • Keen interest in dental nursing and a willingness to learn new information
  • Able to take on board feedback and change your working methods based on feedback
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • Always rises to a challenge with enthusiasm
  • Confidence and a calm manner
  • Flexible
  • Hard working
  • Motivated
  • Polite
  • Professional
  • Reliable
  • Excellent time keeping

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade 9-4 (A*-C) or above in English and maths or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

The apprenticeship is offered with a view to a long-term full-time position on completion. 

Things to consider

  • Attendance one day per week at Leamington College for one academic year
  • You will be required to complete formal training which will include some visits to college, practical and theoretical work and examinations
  • You will be required to have up to date immunisations including Hepatitis B injection and pass an advanced CRD / DBS check
  • We also require 2 satisfactory references

About the employer

Any dental practice is only as good as the staff that work as a team and we pride ourselves that we have worked together for a long time. The team at Park Road Dental Care is committed to promoting individual and team advancement and we encourage our staff in their professional development. All staff have a training programme and we invest heavily in post-graduate training for our nurses as well as our dentists.

Employer

Park Road Dental Care

Address

Park House Ground Floor

Station Square

Coventry

CV1 2FL

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Training

Training provider

WARWICKSHIRE COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Warwickshire College

Contact

wbl@warwickshire.ac.uk

Level 3 Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Dental Nurse (Standard):

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths (unless GCSE grade 4/C or above or equivalent has been achieved)
  • First Aid training (at college)
  • End Point Assessment of synoptic exam, observation and professional discussion

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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