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Apprentice Dental Nurse Dental Design Studio

An exciting opportunity to join the practice as an Apprentice Dental Nurse. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 3 Dental Nursing Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 11 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    Incremental wage increases based on progression.

    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

    4 - 5 days per week tbc. 8.45am to 5.30pm. 1 - 2 Saturdays per month 8.45am - 1.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000078824

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We need an individual who is motivated, can demonstrate initiative and attention to detail and who is prepared to listen and learn.  In return we can offer you comprehensive training, a pleasant working environment and the opportunity to be part of a team that values excellent patient service.

Duties may be varied from time to time under the direction of the Practice Manager daily duties will include:   

  • Work closely with the dentist in a professional and appropriate manner
  • Provide chair side assistance during all dental procedures
  • Update computer records and taking notes
  • Cleaning surgeries to a high level, maintaining strict cross infection controls
  • Preparing instruments and materials during treatments
  • Assisting with Patient Chaperone
  • Carry out reception and administrative tasks where required

This is a great opportunity to join a highly experienced and well-respected team within the industry.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The Eighteen-month work-based Apprenticeship will include the following training:

  • City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Functional Skills maths (if required)
  • City and Guilds Level 2 Functional Skills English (if required)
  • Health and Safety
  • Cross Infection
  • Radiography
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Prevention of Disease 
  • First aid essentials roles and responsibilities of a dental nurse
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This Apprenticeship standard will also include an end point assessment which entails the following:

  • Practical observation 

What is the expected career progression after this 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.

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


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C OR 9-4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C OR 9-4) 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

We opened The Dental Design Studio as a centre of dental excellence in 2005, and now we have 13 practices nationwide. We continually invest in our practices and equip every one of them with modern dental technology, ensuring that you receive the most suitable and effective treatment for you and your family. Our commitment to our patients is to provide the highest standard of long-term dental care in a gentle, efficient and professional manner.

Employer

Dental Design Studio

Address

14 Kilbrack

Beccles

Suffolk

NR34 9SH

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Training

Training provider

POULTEC TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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