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Apprentice Dental Nurse The Dental Design Studio

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: 29 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £168.35

    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

    5 days per week (4 days + 1 day study), shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001816008

  • 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
  • Must be able to travel to other locations for training if required.
  • Can attend training courses outside normal hours of attendance.
  • 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
  • Team player and good interpersonal skills
  • 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.

Desired qualifications

Essential

  • Good general standard of education including both English and Maths, OR equivalent. (Predicted)
  • Must be willing to undertake and successfully complete minimum Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship within the 18 month contract of employment.

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

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

We opened The Dental Design Studio as a centre of dental excellence in 2005, and now we have 13 practices nationwide.

We continually invest in our practices and equip every one of them with modern dental technology, ensuring that you receive the most suitable and effective treatment for you and your family.

Our commitment to our patients is to provide the highest standard of long-term dental care in a gentle, efficient and professional manner.

Employer

The Dental Design Studio

Address

129 High Street

LONDON

E17 7DB

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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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