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Apprentice Dental Nurse PARK HOUSE DENTAL LIMITED

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

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50

    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

    Mon, Weds, Thursday - 08:00 - 16:00 Tues - 08:00 - 19:00 Fri - 08:00 - 12:00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000058107

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties within this role include:

  • Assist the Dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation and extractions.
  • Assisting with the preparation of the patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing the digital images.
  • Record and store notes, charting, medical history, and radiographs on the computer system.
  • Assist the Hygienist with clinical procedures such as scale and polishes and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments.
    * Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam and normal domestic
    * Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery
    * Reception duties which include answering the telephone, greeting patients, making appointments, and recording information on the dental software system

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

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English
  • Safeguarding
  • First Aid
  • Preparation for the end point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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 then progress to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health education.

You may take on more responsibilities as a trainer for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice, or decided to apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact the company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Park House Dental is a state of the art dental practice located in the centre of Accrington. We provide routine dental care alongside cosmetic dental procedures such as veneers, cosmetic braces and smile make-overs. We also offer a variety of facial aesthetic treatments including anti-wrinkle treatment. Your treatment will be completed by experienced clinicians who are focused on your care and concerns. We aim to help you smile with confidence and look forward to seeing you at the Practice.

Employer

PARK HOUSE DENTAL LIMITED

Address

Argyle Street

Accrington

BB5 1DQ

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Training

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Contact

Lauren Reddaway

lauren.reddaway@t2000.co.uk

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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