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Apprentice Dental Nurse JDRM DENTAL CARE LIMITED

A chance to join a delightful 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 and start a new career. JDRM Dental Care LTD are firm believers in continue professional development, and we are looking for keen committed people to become part of our team.

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    We will be open from 8.00am to 8.00pm 7 days a week, your working week will be between these time on a rota basis and by agreement with the practice.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 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 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 standing 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 and 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 that applicants will have had their 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 time on a rota basis and by agreement with the practice.

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.




36 38

Nottingham Street

Melton Mowbray

LE13 1NW

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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
  • 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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