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Apprentice Dental Nurse SpaDental Saltash

We are seeking an apprentice dental nurse to join our team and take their first steps towards a rewarding and satisfying career. The dental nurse apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn through a combination of practical training, studying, and working in the practice. We would love you to join our team.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50

    The is the minimum that will be paid. Once more experience is gained in the role the wage will be increased.

    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

    Monday to Friday, varied shifts between 8am - 8pm (TBC). Occasional Saturdays will be required with a day off in lieu.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000084507

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Provide efficient and reliable chair-side support to Practice Clinicians. The role will also require working in other areas of the practice such as:

  • Reception
  • Dealing with patient queries
  • Answering the phone
  • Taking payments and booking appointments

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

This qualification is a level 3 advanced apprenticeship accredited by City & Guilds and is delivered nationwide through blended interactive E-Learning, enabling learners to access the course from anywhere in the UK. Upon achievement the apprentice will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3. Functional Skills English & maths level 2 qualifications unless already exempt.

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.

Health careers:

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


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Ideally you will also be able to work in our sister practice in Saltash when required. PL12 6AF. You will be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B. You will also need to pass a DBS check.

About the employer

Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced, the SpaDental Plymouth team supports and treats the Plymouth community in the city’s longest established dental practice. We are patient-focused, with a modern approach to dentistry.

Employer

SpaDental Saltash

Address

2 Hyde Park Road

Mutley

Plymouth

PL3 4RJ

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Training

Training provider

TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

Contact

Daniel Swann

daniel.swann@tempdent.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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