This is an amazing opportunity to begin a career as a dental nurse in a well established practice. Full training will be provided with the opportunity for the right candidate to stay on permanently.
Closing date: 06 Sep 2022
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 36
Possible start date
12 Sep 2022
27 Jul 2022
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate and according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions
Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order.
Provide chairside assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
Ensure the care and welfare of patients
Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed
Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety policies
Be familiar and comply with all health and safety rules and guidance, including PPE, COSHH, mercury handling, infection control, waste disposal etc
Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored
Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
Attend and participate in practice meetings
Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice (perhaps including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required)
Undergo training as may be required to develop skills and abilities
Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR
Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
The successful candidate will be working towards a level 3 dental nurse qualification with The Learning Foundry. Training will be delivered on the job, with 20% off the job hours to complete course work assigned by an assessor. An assessor will visit once a month to see how learning is progressing and provide any support that is needed.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Once qualified to register with the GDC and work at the practice as a qualified dental nurse. We offer a range or NHS and private treatments and at the practice and encourage all staff members to go onto course to further their knowledge and carer and to complete CPD.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 C) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
High Street Dental
THE LEARNING FOUNDRY LIMITED
0300 123 8088
Dental nurse (integrated)
Level 3 (A level)
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