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Apprentice Dental Nurse Dental Surgery

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: 07 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £356.40

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001762543

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Keep the cleaning areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate, according to the practice's health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturer'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

  • Maths and English GCSE or equivalent grade A-C/4-9 are accepted
  • Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 are accepted

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

Bupa Dental Care are a leading provider of NHS & Private dental care across the UK & Ireland, proudly caring for over 3 million patients in over 400 practices, providing everything from regular check-ups to specialist & cosmetic treatments.

We’re passionate about our people, which is why we re-invest our profits into bringing an outstanding and memorable dental care experience to our customers.

There has never been a better time to join us, as we work together to help people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Employer

Dental Surgery

Address

Herlington

Peterborough

PE2 5PR

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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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