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Apprentice Dental Nurse Cramond House Dental Practice

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

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Closing date: 28 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday: 08:45 - 17:30 Friday: 08:45 - 17:00

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Employment duties:

  • Assist dentist, hygienist or therapist by providing dental chairside support duties relevant to stage of competence under supervision of a named GDC registrant in accordance with the GDC guidance for apprentice dental nurses.
  • Keep a log of your structured induction and on-going compliance training using Training Record template (M 222E) and ensure each training session is counter-signed by your supervisor - a named GDC registrant.
  • Work towards a nationally recognised qualification leading to registration with the GDC.
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures.
  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all of the dental team.
  • Liaise with the practice manager on all matters concerning administration, pay and conditions.
  • Assist with reception duties and perform other clerical duties if required.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work.
  • Provide patient support.
  • Perform chaperoning duties for other clinical GDC registrants.
  • Follow professional ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality.
  • Perform reception duties.
  • Attend agreed competence and development training.
  • Perform other admin tasks are required.

Key tasks to be carried out under supervision

Develop and demonstrate competence in

  • The chairside support procedures outlined in your Competence Record (M 225C).
  • The manipulation and application of dental materials across a range of dental treatment.
  • Knowledge and application of a wide range of dental instruments and equipment relevant for dental procedures.
  • Decontamination and preparation of treatment rooms for a range of dental procedures.
  • Decontamination of dental devices using appropriate practice decontamination equipment after receiving the necessary vaccinations.

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


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 directly. 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

Cramond House Dental Practice is a long established, family dental practice in Clitheroe. At Cramond House, they pride themselves in providing a wide range of quality dental services, in a calm and comfortable environment.


Cramond House Dental Practice






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Training provider



Lauren Reddaway

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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