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Apprentice Dental Nurse Abbey Dental Practice

Abbey Dental Practice are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join their team as a trainee Dental Nurse. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing.

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Closing date: 19 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £161.70 to £311.85

    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 – 8-630 Tuesday – 8-5 Wednesday – 8-530 Thursday 830-530 Friday 830-530

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    24 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001764464

  • Positions

    1 available

 

Provide clinical support to dentists, hygienists and patients, assist with reception or any clerical duties as required and perform such other tasks as reasonably requested by the principal.

Employment duties

  • Perform high quality dental nursing whilst assisting each dentist, hygienist or therapist in all procedures in a safe and effective manner in accordance with the ‘Code of Ethics’ of the British Association of Dental Nurses, the GDC’s ‘Scope of Practice’
  • Follow practice policies and procedures
  • Maintain professional indemnity and registration with the GDC
  • Undertake CPD in line with the GDC guidelines
  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team
  • Liaise with the practice manager on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions
  • Assist with the supervision of trainee dental nurses in the practice
  • Assist with reception duties and perform other clerical duties if required
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work

 

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills both verbally and written
  • Pleasant and competent telephone manner
  • Good interpersonal skills              
  • Good IT and typing skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to learn and teach new systems/equipment
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work well as part of a team as well as individually
  • Maintain high standard of work at all times
  • Ability to follow instructions accurately
  • Ability to adhere to and apply strict rules of confidentiality
  • To be flexible and a genuine willingness to undertake any tasks which could reasonably be expected of someone in this capacity
 

Personal qualities

 

  • Trustworthy
  • Friendly
  • Presentable
  • Professional
  • Organised
  • Motivated
  • Honest
  • Punctual with good attendance
  • Hardworking and self-motivated
  • Confident and a quick learner
  • Reliable
  • Helpful
  • Flexible
 

Desired qualifications

The right candidate will have GCSE grades A-C or 4 and above in Maths and English

Future prospects

Progression to develop skills in implants, invisalign, imps, fluoride application.

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. For example, if you already have a Level 4 qualification you still may be able to complete an apprenticeship at any level providing you meet the eligibility criteria and are learning substantive new skills. Please note; if you have been progressed, you will be contacted to complete a telephone interview. Please expect to receive a call from us. Applicants must go through this telephone procedure for your application to be progressed. 

Please be aware that as Northern Skills Group provide a matching recruitment service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.


About the employer

Dentist 

Employer

Abbey Dental Practice

Address

9

Beaumont Street

Hexham

NE46 3LZ

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Training

Training provider

MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northern Skills Group

Level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing

Technical Certificate

Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (where required)

Day release class

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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