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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship MRS H BURNS BDS LIMITED

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Preston. 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

    £9,379.50

    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

    Working week to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000081479

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The duties within this role include:

  • 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

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, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Respectful, Caring

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/5 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/5 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/5 (C)) 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

Whether it's a routine check up or emergency dental treatments, Mrs H Burns BDS are a qualified dentist based in Fulwood, Preston. New patients welcome. Emergencies seen same day or within 24 hours.

Employer

MRS H BURNS BDS LIMITED

Address

109 BLACK BULL LANE

FULWOOD

PRESTON

PR2 3QA

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Training

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Contact

Lauren Reddaway

lauren.reddaway@t2000.co.uk

0125454659

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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