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Apprentice Dental Assistant DR Z SACRANIE & DR ROB TOBIN DR B MOHAMMED

Are you able to recognise that every patient has different needs and expectations, and pride yourself in the courteous service you would deliver to each person who walks into the practice? An apprentice will provide clinical support to dentists, hygienists and patients under supervision and assist with reception or any clerical duties

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,754.20

    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

    33 – 37 hours per week Rota based on 9-5 Mon-Friday

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000050897

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Responsible to:

The practice owner, Cluster & Practice manager and the dentist [hygienist, therapist] you are working with.

Employment duties:

  • Assist dentist, hygienist or therapist by providing dental chairside support duties relevant to stage of competence under supervision of a named GDC registrant in accordance with the GDC guidance for trainee dental nurses
  • Keep a log of your structured induction and on-going compliance training using Training Record template (M 222E) and ensure each training session is counter-signed by your supervisor - a named GDC registrant
  • Work towards a nationally recognised qualification leading to the registration with the GDC
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures
  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all of the dental team
  • Liaise with the practice manager on all matters concerning administration, pay and conditions
  • Assist with reception duties and perform other clerical duties if required
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work
  • Key tasks to be carried out under supervision
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Provide patient support by

  • Liaising with reception over appointments for each patient
  • Escorting patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirming the patient's medical history is up-to-date and communicating to the dentist [hygienist/therapist] any change in medical history or problems that he/she has noted
  • Monitoring, supporting and reassuring patients
  • Supporting the patient and colleagues if there is an emergency
  • Providing appropriate advice to patients
  • Perform chaperoning duties for other clinical GDC registrants
  • Follow professional ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality

Perform reception duties

  • Answer telephone, receive mail, email
  • Meet and greet patients and/or carers
  • Manage the appointment book, send appointments by mail/email
  • Maintain recall systems
  • File patient clinical records and correspondence securely and ensure they are kept up-to­date
  • Maintain and promote patient confidentiality in relation to patient medical history, details of treatment, financial transactions or any conversation overheard
  • Process patient payments
  • External training sessions leading to your qualification
  • Practice compliance meetings and training, including annual training for medical emergencies and CPR

Perform other tasks

  • Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the principal
  • Report equipment failures or breakages to the practice manager
  • Bring to the attention of the principal or practice manager any concerns about aspects of the practice, its performance or the performance of others in the practice
  • Attend all practice meetings as requested
  • Perform any other tasks that are reasonably requested by the principal

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will receive a Dental Nursing Level 3 qualification at the end of this apprenticeship

You will be required to attend college one day per week for your training at our Matthew Bolton Campus in Birmingham City Cente.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A full-time position is available on completion of the course.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Who is BST? Owners/Partners of BST Dental Care Partnership Dr Mohammed Binamin, Dr Zubair Sacranie and Dr Robert Tobin Dental Practitioners seeking a real passion to provide high quality Dental Treatment from all the nine practices offering the very latest dental care for both Private and NHS patients. The practice locations between the Partners can provide care for patients across the Solihull and Birmingham borough. As you would expect, a full range of NHS and Private treatments are available whether you need a check-up, scale and polish, a filling, crown, bridge denture or even tooth implants to orthodontic treatment at affordable prices the one thing you can be assured of is the very best service from friendly, highly skilled dentists and support teams in a friendly, modern and relaxed environment, using the latest technology and materials. At the BST Dental Care Partnership from the Partners/Owners of BST to Management Teams, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Nurses, Dental Therapists and Reception Admin we always aim to provide the highest standard of care and service for our patients. Our dentists are committed to Continuous Professional Studying by attending education programmes from Quality Assurance right through to 'Clinical Governance’. which forms part of ‘Clinical Audit & Peer Review', in order to keep up to date with the latest techniques and provide each of our patients with continued high-quality care.

Employer

DR Z SACRANIE & DR ROB TOBIN DR B MOHAMMED

Address

383 STRATFORD ROAD

SHIRLEY

SOLIHULL

B90 3BW

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Training

Training provider

BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

Contact

Lisa McDonnell

lisa.mcdonnell@bmet.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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