Dental Nurse Apprentice Level 3 Standard Castle Care Dental Practice
Are you looking to pursue a new career in Dental Nursing where you can earn a salary, whilst you learn and become qualified as a Dental Nurse? As a Dental Nurse at Rodericks, you’ll be benefiting from an experienced practice team and exceptional development and opportunities to take you as far as you want to go; and that’s just to mention a few.
Closing date: 19 Aug 2022
£9,379.50 to £18,525.00
Total hours per week: 37.5
Possible start date
22 Aug 2022
19 Jul 2022
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Working towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing for a Dental Practitioner, the ideal candidate must have an interest in a career in Dental Nursing.
The role includes:
- Working alongside the dentist taking instruction from them and responding in an appropriate manner
- The applicant is required to do all aspects of dental nursing including decontamination procedure, keep up to date with relevant logs and protocols
- All aspects of reception duties taking payment/ bookings
- Maintaining good infection control procedures and adhering to policies and protocols
- Ensuring cleanliness of surgery, equipment and instruments used and carrying out general housekeeping duties
- Dictate information from dentist and recording patient information correctly
- Arrange appointments, answering calls and inputting data on the computer
- Assist with administration tasks and ensure records are kept up to date and to maintain confidentiality at all times
- Good communication skills and customer service awareness is needed to maintain a high level of service within the dental practice.
Dental Nurses interact daily with patients and therefore you must be able to make patients feel welcome and offer reassurance to anxious patients endeavouring to make their experience as comfortable as possible.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Level 2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
End-Point Assessment (EPA)
- There will be limited sessions that will require college attendance at our Walsall Campus, during the training period. All other sessions remain virtual on a once weekly basis.
Full-time apprentices will typically spend 18 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off the-job training. As this vacancy is not a full-time apprenticeship the duration has been extended.
The purpose of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.
The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Once qualified you can register as a dental nurse with the General Dental Council. Progression routes are available and you can study further in dental related qualifications at Level 4
- Oral Health Practitioner
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
Dental nurse (integrated)
Level 3 (A level)