Apprentice Dental Nurse Pura Vida Dental

We are seeking an apprentice dental nurse to join our team and take their first steps towards a rewarding and satisfying career. The dental nurse apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn through a combination of practical training, studying and working in the practice. We would love you to join our team.

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Closing date: 10 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,640.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, shifts, some evenings and weekends may occasionally be required.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000058642

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Provide efficient and reliable chair-side support to Practice Clinicians. The role will also require working in other areas of the practice such as reception, dealing with patient queries, answering the phone, taking payments and booking appointments.

The training you will be getting

This qualification is a level 3 advanced apprenticeship accredited by City & Guilds and is delivered nationwide through blended interactive E-Learning, enabling learners to access the course from anywhere in the UK. Upon achievement the apprentice will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

With experience you may be able to move into jobs like team manager, team leader or dental practice manager.

With further training you could become a dental therapist, helping a dentist carry out the more routine dentistry work. You could also become a dental hygienist, helping people to look after their teeth and gums.

You might decide to train as an orthodontic therapist helping dentists to improve the look and position of a patient's teeth.

Health careers:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

You will be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B. You will also need to pass a DBS check.

About the employer

Pura Vida Dental practice is currently under construction to create a bespoke, state-of-the-art treatment facility in Walters Ash that will provide independent general, cosmetic and implant dentistry for the whole family.

Employer

Pura Vida Dental

Address

249 MAIN ROAD

WALTERS ASH

HIGH WYCOMBE

HP14 4TH

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Training

Training provider

TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Daniel Swann

daniel.swann@tempdent.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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