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Apprentice Dental Nurse Parin Snatch & Amit Patel

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: 22 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    5 days out of 7, weekends will be required, varied shift times between 8am and 8pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001769436

  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities:

  • 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

GCSE or equivalent A*-C (4-9) in maths and English are accepted.

Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English 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.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

At the MK Dental Practice, we believe that the best dental care for patients in Milton Keynes is preventative dentistry and will, therefore, carry out a full assessment of your current medical oral health to provide you with a tailor-made prevention programme.

As part of your initial dental assessment, we measure the current levels of disease-causing factors, such as saliva acidity and amount of plaque bacteria, along with life-style factors such as diet.

We aim to prevent decay and resolve problems as early as possible in order to avoid extensive dental treatments. With regular dental check-ups and a healthy oral regime, we can help you prevent tooth and gum disease for life.

All our dentists are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and our practice is regulated and regularly monitored by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) so you can rest assured you're in safe hands with our expert dental team.

Employer

Parin Snatch & Amit Patel

Address

MK Dental Art

Griffith Gate

Milton Keynes

MK10 9BQ

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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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