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Dental Nurse Apprentice Horizon Dental Clinic Monkseaton

Horizon Dental Clinic Monkseaton are seeking a hardworking, honest and reliable Dental Nurse apprentice to join their team The successful candidate will gain a Level 3 Dental Nursing apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 05 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,516.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000084150

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Follow the practice procedures for infection prevention and control
  • Set-up and prepare the treatment room appropriately for each patient
  • Prepare the necessary materials and instruments, making sure that equipment and instruments are in good working order and maintained regularly in accordance with practice policy
  • Segregate waste in accordance with the practice procedures and ensure its safe disposal
  • Assist in taking radiographs according to your level of training
  • Process, mount, and file dental radiographs
  • Maintain and decontaminate equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and your training
  • Liaise with reception over appointments for each patient
  • Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirm the patient’s medical history is up-to-date and communicate to the dentist (hygienist/therapist) any change in medical history or problems that he/she has noted
  • Provide chair side support to the dentist (hygienist/therapist) during treatment
  • Prepare dental materials as required
  • Monitor, support and reassure patients
  • Assist in the keeping of full and accurate patient records and ensure that they are regularly updated and stored securely
  • Support the patient and colleagues if there is an emergency
  • Provide appropriate advice to patients
  • Monitor and maintain stock within the practice as necessary, informing the practice manager and liaising with the dentists (hygienists/therapists) over orders or any shortages of materials
  • Perform chaperoning duties for dentists (hygienists/therapists) when treating patients

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

  • On and off the job training
  • Level 3 Dental Nursing Apprenticeship
  • Day release at Middlesbrough College 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or Above) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

Horizon is a good mix of both NHS and Private dentistry, including cosmetic dentistry and short-term orthodontics. We also have a Skin Clinic offering aesthetic treatments.

Employer

Horizon Dental Clinic Monkseaton

Address

OAKLEIGH

2A KENILWORTH ROAD

WHITLEY BAY

NE25 8BE

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Training

Training provider

MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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