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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship at Spa Dental Clinic Spa Dental Clinic

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our family friendly dental practice for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our team. You will work towards a Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard.

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Closing date: 25 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £185.76

    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 - Friday, 08:20 - 18:00 daily with 1-hour for lunch each day.

    Total hours per week: 43.20

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

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001769042

  • Positions

    1 available

The role of a Dental Nurse Apprentice encompasses:

  • Preparing and maintaining the dental environment including instruments, equipment, and materials
  • Carrying out infection control and decontamination procedures
  • Recording dental charting
  • Preparing, mixing, and handling dental materials
  • Providing chairside support to patients and the dentist

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A team player with good written and verbal communication skills

Personal qualities

  • We expect a friendly, responsible and positive attitude towards the role, the patients and the dental team
  • A dental nurse must be well presented and show a willingness to study and learn
  • A dental nurse must maintain a high level of personal hygiene. This includes wearing a clean uniform everyday in the clinical environment and closed toed - flat heeled shoes. The uniform and work shoes are not to be worn outside of the clinical environment
  • Any jewellery worn must comply with health and safety and professional requirements and is usually limited to one pair of stud earrings and a wedding band
  • Fingernails must be clean, cut short and free of nail polish and false nails
  • Hair must be kept clean and tied back
  • Make-up must be kept to a minimum and false eyelashes are not to be worn

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English are desired.

Future prospects

There are a wide range of opportunities available to enable registered dental nurses to extend their clinical duties and develop their knowledge and skills within particular areas of interest, for example:

  • Dental radiography
  • Oral health education
  • Sedation dental nursing
  • Orthodontic dental nursing
  • Special care dental nursing
  • Oral surgery dental nursing
  • Taking dental impressions
  • The application of topical fluoride

Dental nurses may also progress onto university to become a dental hygienist/therapist. 

Things to consider

To work in a clinical setting, you must undertake immunisations for Hepatitis B, pass a fit test for a FPP3 mask and have a clear DBS check. 

Work uniform must not be worn entering or leaving the Practice.

Footwear should be of a nature that protects the apprentice, flat closed toe shoes (not fabric).

Work tunics/scrubs should be presentable and clean every day.


About the employer

At Spa Dental Clinic dentist in Droitwich near Redditch and Bromsgrove, we are a passionate and highly qualified team offering the latest Dentistry with pride and excellence. The staff at Droitwich Spa Dental practice work closely together to offer each patient the ultimate pain-free, gentle experience in a relaxing environment.

We offer a wide range of dental services and are a popular choice for emergency dentists in Droitwich and Droitwich dentists. We take our time and discuss your treatment in detail. We offer good value for money and our pricing reflects our commitment to delivering a high standard of care. 

Employer

Spa Dental Clinic

Address

47

Blackfriars Avenue

Droitwich

WR9 8RT

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Training

Training provider

SANDWELL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College

Contact

Ruth Richardson ruth.richardson@sandwell.ac.uk

  • Lessons are delivered in the workplace or online by Sandwell College
  • You will be trained in the City and Guilds Level 3 Dental Nurse Diploma
  • Completion of this qualification will enable the candidate to apply to join the General Dental Council Register as a qualified Dental Nurse
  • The Dental Practice will also provide the full-time in-house practical training required

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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