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Dental Nurse Apprentice Practice Smiling

This is an exciting opportunity to train for a career as a Dental Nurse. Apprentices will be employed by a CQC registered Dental Practice who will support their learning on the job as well as gain an industry-recognised qualification.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 27 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday - 8:45am to 5:45pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001812361

  • Positions

    1 available

Clinical

  • Set-up and prepare the surgery for the type of patient and treatment planned before the start of each session
  • Clean and sterilize all instruments/equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session
  • Prepare the necessary materials and instruments
  • Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste
  • Process, dental radiographs and assist in the correct procedure for dental radiography either via the computer or processing unit.
  • Maintain and clean radiograph processing unit
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team
  • Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirming the medical history is up-to-date and warning the dentist of any problems that he/she has noted
  • Monitor and maintain stocks within dental surgery as necessary, informing the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist and liaising with them over necessary orders and warning of any shortages of materials in the stock cupboard.
  • Perform chaperoning duties for dentists when treating patients
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures
  • Obey all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality
  • Report equipment failures or breakages to the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist
  • Continually interpret the needs of patients and dentists and deal with them promptly and efficiently

Administrative

  • To meet and greet clients in a friendly and efficient manner
  • To update patient medical forms
  • To ensure the correct NHS forms have been signed
  • To ensure the correct Private forms have been signed and updated
  • To book appointments on the computer or appointment book for clients either face to face to by telephone
  • To work and learn skills of a dental receptionist.
  • To liaise with the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions
  • To take reasonable care for her/his own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by her/his acts or omissions at work
  • Assist the dentist in the completion of patient records
  • Ensure that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session
  • Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist 
  • Identify your training and development needs and undertake appropriate training as required and agreed with the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist
  • Perform any other tasks that are reasonably requested by the Principal Dentist
  • To positively promote services available at the clinic in order to improve sales
     

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential:

  • Good organisational skills
  • Good time keeping
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience of ICT packages
  • Must have a good standard of spoken and written English

Personal qualities

  • Well presented
  • Clean and tidy (no facial piercings or visible tattoos)
  • Polite
  • Courteous manner
  • You should be committed to this being a long term career aspiration

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade 9 - 4/A* - C in English and Maths (Or equivalent such as level 2 functional skills)

Future prospects

Once qualified the individual will be able to register with the General Dental Council and join the Association of British Dental Nurses. This allows individuals to work legally in this sector and opens up other pathways for future progression e.g. Senior Dental Nurse, Hygienist, Therapist, Practice Manager.

Things to consider

£8.91 for anyone over 23 £8.36 between 21-22 £6.56 between 18-20 £4.62 under 18 College attendance every Friday. We use a mixture of blended learning 1 week in college followed by 2 weeks of online sessions. (college hours will be paid) Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:45am -5:45pm (with one-hour lunch between 1pm and 2pm) Tuesday: 7:45am - 4:15pm (30 mins lunch between 1pm and 1:30pm)


About the employer

Dental Practice offering full range of treatments, both NHS and Private

Employer

Practice Smiling

Address

Practice Smiling Dental Surgery, 1 Morford Way

RUISLIP

HA4 8SL

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Training

Training provider

Harrow and Uxbridge College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Uxbridge, Harrow College

Contact

Alice Armson aarmson@uxbridgecollege.ac.uk

Apprentices will be required to attend college x1 day per week either at at our Hayes Campus completing necessary mandatory training and units associated with the apprenticeship

Our Account Manager, industry-trained assessor and Learning Advocate support apprentices to deliver our high-quality training programmes

The apprentice will be required to complete:

  • Skills, Knowledge and Behaviours
  • Standard and End Point Assessment
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths (if required)
  • Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 27 May 2022