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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship York Street Dental Care

We are looking to hire an Apprentice Dental Nurse who has a friendly, bubbly personality to join our team. We are based in Clitheroe, Lancashire.

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Closing date: 26 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage to be confirmed at interview

    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

    Monday to Friday 8:30am to 17:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

All training to be provided.
Our busy mixed nhs/private practice is located at the heart of Clitheroe, in the beautiful surroundings of the ribble valley.
We offer a wide range of general and cosmetic dental treatments. We are looking for a candidate who is able to work with the same level of passion and dedication which our patients have come to expect from us.

# Tasks you may undertake could be:
* Assist the dentist/therapist/hygienist during all clinical procedures.
* 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 and extractions.
* 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.
* Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic.
* Assisting with the preparation of the patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing all images.
* Maintain clinical areas and equipment in pristine condition and to ensure the care and welfare of patients throughout their treatment

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 decide to apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Respectful, Caring


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

York Street Dental Care is a dental surgery based in Clitheroe, Lancashire.


York Street Dental Care





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Training provider



Lauren Reddaway

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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