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Apprentice Dental Nurse CUMBRIA SMILES LTD

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Kirkby, Cumbria. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £159.10

    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

    Working week to be confirmed at interview

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001761349

  • Positions

    1 available

The duties within this role include:

  • Assist the dentist/therapist/hygienist during all clinical procedures
  • Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery
  • Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation and extractions
  • Assessments, this may also include minor oral surgery
  • Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments
  • Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerised systems
  • Reception duties which include answering the telephone, greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system
  • Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic
  • Assisting with the preparation of the patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing all images

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good communicator and be willing to be part of a team supporting each other
  • The ability to make decisions and use their own initiative, have strong organisational skills, as well as having a caring nature and be comfortable talking to patients of all ages

Personal qualities

  • The ability to work as an individual as well as part of a team and be respectful to team members at all times. Be an excellent communicator at all levels, via telephone and face to face
  • Be able to use their own initiative

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above in English and mathematics or equivalent

Future prospects

  • The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in dental nursing with experience in a busy dental practice
  • Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. Career breaks and part time working are often possible. You could then progress to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health education
  • You may take on more responsibilities as a trainer for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice, or decided to apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist

Things to consider

  • Please do not contact the company direct
  • We reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist
  • Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role
     

About the employer

At Cumbria Smiles we are dedicated to providing high quality, preventative and restorative dental treatments in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our dental practice is based in Kirkby Stephen and serves patients from across Cumbria.

Our patients’ personal wellbeing and happiness is at the heart of everything we do and our team of carefully selected professionals will work with you to ensure that you receive the treatment that is right for you. Passionate about your care, our highly trained staff will ensure that you are well informed and confident in any treatment that you decide to undergo with us.

Employer

CUMBRIA SMILES LTD

Address

25

Market Square

Kirkby Stephen

CA17 4QT

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Training

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd

Contact

Kelly Porter 01254 54659

Dental Nurse (integrated) Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English
  • Safeguarding
  • First Aid
  • Preparation for the end point assessment

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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