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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship JDRM DENTAL CARE LIMITED

A chance to join the team at a modern and unique dental practice. You will undergo training to develop skills to enable you to progress in the world of dentistry. Plenty of opportunities lie at the doorstep to JDRM Dental Care LTD as we are firm believers in continue professional development.

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Sunday, hours TBC (* please see details in things to consider section)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Dental Nurse Apprenticeship role at JDRM Dental Care LTD will include the following day to day duties and responsibilities:

  • Keeping the clinical 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 manufacturers' instructions
  • Using all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • Provide chair side assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed
  • Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety policies
  • Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
  • 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 may be required to develop skills and abilities
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
  • Reception duties

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good bedside/chairside manner, a visit to the dentist can be a nerve-racking experience for many, so a Dental Nurse needs to be both confident and reassuring
  • Good organisational skills are a must with such a variety of tasks to complete
  • Ability to work as part of a team, a Dental Nurse is there primarily to provide support
  • Ability to work under pressure, Dental procedures can be tricky affairs and a Dental Nurse has to be on the ball to see that everything goes smoothly
  • A sympathetic nature is vital as Dental Nurses provide care to a great variety of people including children and those with disabilities or special needs
  • Customer service skills

Personal qualities

We are looking for a candidate who is:

  • Friendly
  • Reliable
  • Positive and sympathetic to the needs of our patients
  • You will also need to be organised, be able to use your initiative and willing to learn new skills

Desired qualifications

English and maths GCSE grade C/4 or above (or equivalent level 2 qualification).

Future prospects

Most employers working with Leicester College are keen to offer permanent employment to a reliable, hardworking individual based on their performance throughout their Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The Dental Nurse's role can be stressful at times due to the range of tasks and roles they must perform. There is pressure to perform efficiently and always with regard to the patient's emotional well-being. Much of the day is spent on one's feet so the job can be both physically and emotionally demanding. Being a Dental Nurse is not a job for the faint-hearted, but would suit individuals motivated by challenge and the chance to really help people where needed.

Interview, closing date possible start dates are only a guideline as interviews for this position will be held on an ongoing basis, therefore the start date could alter as the vacancy will close as soon as a successful candidate is selected.

The successful candidate will be required to have a Hep B vaccination and a DBS check.

It is a mandatory requirement to have your Covid 19 vaccines to work in a dental practice.

Attendance on the dental nursing course at Leicester College is mandatory requirement for this position. You will be given paid time off during your working week to complete all aspects of the advanced apprenticeship programme.

* Opening hours:-

We will be open from 8am to 8pm 7 days a week

Your 40 hour working week will be between these times on a rota basis and by agreement with the practice.

As of the 1st April 2021 the Apprentice NMW is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Interview, closing date possible start dates are only a guideline as interviews for this position will be held on an ongoing basis, therefore the start date could alter as the vacancy will close as soon as a successful candidate is selected.

Applications will only be accepted through the Apprenticeship online system not directly through the employer.

About the employer

We are a family dental practice offering both NHS and private dentistry. Our award winning team is dedicated to providing you with compassionate, comprehensive dental care in a safe and comfortable environment.

We can offer you a full range of preventive and cosmetic dentistry. Each surgery is designed to create a comfortable and modern environment to carry out dental treatment, with state of the art technology to help us diagnose when treatment is required. The practice is air-conditioned and has full disabled access. Our focus is to achieve your desired outcome. 





Melton Road


LE15 6AY

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leicester College


Liz Lightowler 07917628655

The advanced apprenticeship programme will require you to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. This is a 15 unit programme of which 11 units are portfolio based and assessed in the workplace. The remaining 4 units are theory based and delivered via eLearning. The Apprentice may also be offered additional support to complete key skills if you haven't achieved a level 2 qualification in both maths and English within the past 5 years.

Alongside the structured training programme offered through the apprenticeship, JDRM Dental Care LTD will also provide you with a full induction programme and continuous mentoring and support from our experienced and qualified staff.

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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