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Apprentice Dental Nurse The Hollies Dental Practice

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career in a busy dental practice which is looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dental team.

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Closing date: 21 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £144.30

    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

    4 days per week, shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001791193

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients, reception duties and decontamination/sterilising in the surgery.

In-house training will be given by an experienced team and the Apprenticeship qualification will be provided in the workplace.

As a dental nurse your duties would include:

  • Providing chair side assistance to the dentist 
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients 
  • Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment 
  • Sterilisation of instruments 
  • Mixing materials 
  • Charting on the computer 
  • Complying with strict cross infection procedures 
  • Developing digital x-rays 
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials are within the surgery 
  • Carrying out some reception and administrative tasks 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate must be:

  • Reliable
  • Organised
  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Keen to learn
  • You must be of a smart and professional appearance at all times, wearing a clean, presentable uniform and have a positive attitude

Personal qualities

The Hollies Dental Practice are looking to recruit a hardworking, reliable and enthusiastic person who wants to develop a career in dental nursing. 

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE maths and English Grade C/4 and above (or equivalent)
  • (Qualification will be checked before your application is submitted to the employer)
  • An initial assessment for maths and English is also required

Future prospects

There are good career progression opportunities for example; Hygienist & Practice Management, Facial Aesthetics, and Cosmetic Dentistry many other industry professions for the right person.

Things to consider

  • You will be required to have a Hepatitis B injection and pass a DBS check
  • NMW (National Minimum Apprentice Wage) to be discussed after probationary period
  • Applicants should ideally live within a 5-mile radius and be flexible
  • References may be requested from a previous employer and/or educational provider

About the employer

The Hollies Dental Practice in the Cambridgeshire town of Chatteris has been providing dental treatments for more than 50 years. Our professional staff treat patients of all ages, delivering first class treatment and effective dental care.

As an NHS registered practice we provide free dental care for children up to 18 years of age (19 if in full-time education) and offer a complete range of private dentistry to adult patients.

Employer

The Hollies Dental Practice

Address

14

Park Street

Chatteris

PE16 6AB

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Training

Training provider

ANDERSON STOCKLEY ACCREDITED TRAINING LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Anderson Stockley Accredited Training Ltd

Contact

Henry Smith 01604 871340 henry@asatraining.co.uk

  • Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English and maths
  • Health and Safety
  • Equality and Diversity
  • First Aid at Work

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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