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Apprentice Dental Nurse - West Earlham Dental Health Practice West Earlham Dental Health Practice Ltd

An exciting opportunity to join the practice as an Apprentice Dental Nurse. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 3 Dental Nursing Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 28 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001788973

  • Positions

    1 available

We need an individual who is motivated, can demonstrate initiative and attention to detail and who is prepared to listen and learn. In return we can offer you comprehensive training, a pleasant working environment and the opportunity to be part of a team that values excellent patient service.

Duties may be varied from time to time under the direction of the Practice Manager daily duties will include:

  • Work closely with the dentist in a professional and appropriate manner
  • Provide chair side assistance during all dental procedures
  • Update computer records and taking notes
  • Cleaning surgeries to a high level, maintaining strict cross infection controls
  • Preparing instruments and materials during treatments
  • Assisting with Patient Chaperone
  • Carry out reception and administrative tasks where required

This is a great opportunity to join a highly experienced and well respected team within the industry.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Attention to detail/Accuracy
  • Ability to work under pressure and problem solve
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality
  • Adaptable and receptive to new ideas and procedures
  • Ability to work within a team and with diverse groups of people at different levels
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to cope with occasional exposure to aggressive behaviour, distressing circumstances or emotional events

Personal qualities

Essential

  • Willingness to learn and develop own skills and progress towards Apprenticeship accreditation
  • Motivated to continually improve work practices and procedures both in own working area and others
  • Professional, flexible and adaptable approach to work
  • Positive attitude/Good sense of humour
  • Must demonstrate an ability to take pride in work
  • Will be able to communicate with patients and practice team in an appropriate manner
  • Must be able to travel to other locations for training if required
  • Can attend training courses outside normal hours of attendance

Desired qualifications

Essential

  • Good general standard of education including both English and Maths, OR equivalent (Predicted)

Future prospects

  • Potential employment on completion of apprenticeship
  • Provided you succeed in the apprenticeship you will also be required to study for further qualifications

Things to consider

Must be willing to undertake and successfully complete minimum Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship within the 18 month contract of employment.

The successful candidate must adhere to and understand the importance of Equality & Diversity, Health & Safety and Confidentiality policies and procedures that are in place.


About the employer

NHS Dental Practice delivering high quality dental care to all the family with small private provision.

Employer

West Earlham Dental Health Practice Ltd

Address

50

Earlham West Centre

Norwich

NR5 8AD

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Training

Training provider

POULTEC TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Poultec Training Ltd

Contact

Ben Gaskins ben.gaskins@poultec.co.uk

The Eighteen-month work-based Apprenticeship will include the following training:

  • City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Functional Skills maths (if required)
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Functional Skills English (if required)
  • Health and Safety
  • Cross Infection
  • Radiography
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Prevention of Disease 
  • First aid essentials roles and responsibilities of a dental nurse

This Apprenticeship standard will also include an end point assessment which entails the following:

  • Practical observation 

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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