Dental Nurse Apprentice Maysa Hattab

This vacancy is for an Dental Nurse Apprentice, based in Carlisle, Cumbria. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 03 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £136.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 37.5 Hours Per Week

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091039179

  • Positions

    1 available

The successful applicant will be mentored by a lead dental nurse and observed in surgery.

They will also have a weekly schedule for additional duties e.g. reception admin.

  • Assist the dentist and hygienist during all clinical procedures, clerical duties to include reception work answering telephones and filing, provide support during the taking of x-rays.
  • Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery.
  • Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation, extractions, and Assessments, this may also include minor oral surgery.
  • Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments.
  • Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerised systems.
  • Reception duties which include answering the telephone greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system.
  • Filing, typing and using computer software.
  • Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic.
  • Assisting with the preparation of patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing all images.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good communicator and be willing to be part of a team supporting each other.
  • The ability to make decisions and use their own initiative.
  • Have strong organisational skills, as well as having a caring nature and be comfortable talking to patients at all levels and ages.

Personal qualities

  • Provide support for managers and other staff members in the workplace.
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • They often have industry or employer-specific responsibilities.

Qualifications required

GCSE at C or above in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications.

Future prospects

The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing with experience in a busy Dental Practice.Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. Career breaks and part-time working are often possible. You could go on to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health.You might take on more responsibility as a trainer and assessor for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice. You could apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.

Things to consider

From the 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over 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.

About the employer

Plumfield dental practice is based in Carlisle, Cumbria.

Employer

Maysa Hattab

Address

82 Warwick Road

Carlisle

CA1 1DZ

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health Support Services
  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Level 3 Technical Certificate
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Application of Number and Literacy
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Safeguarding
  • First Aid
  • Conflict resolution
  • Enhanced training to include Drive to survive
  • Visit to Maxillo facial unit and orthodontic practice

Apprenticeship framework

Unknown Framework

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd

Contact

Jay Vernon


Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is �3.40 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.

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - applications come through to the provider, are prescreened by a telephone interview.


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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Nov 2017