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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Old Park Road Dental

The dental nurse works within the dental team to provide oral health care for patients. As a dental nurse you will come into close contact with patients of all ages so good communication and a friendly manner are essential.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 17 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,083.00

  • Working week

    Mon-Fri. Hours to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000084744

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice Dental Nurse you will be assisting with all clinical aspects within the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care. You will need to remain calm under pressure and able to put people at ease. You will receive ongoing support, development and training to equip you with skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career.

You daily activities could include:

  • Assisting the dentist with providing treatments to patients
  • Patient care
  • Setting up and cleaning surgery
  • Sterilising instruments
  • Updating patient records
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Preparing instruments and materials for various treatments
  • Adhering to practice policies and procedures


During your apprenticeship you will development the skills required to support patients and dental staff in providing safe and effective treatment from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments.

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

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes: Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required) End-Point Assessment (EPA) On the job training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possibility of ongoing employment and further development following completion of the dental nursing qualification.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

We advise candidates to check the location of the setting before applying. If you are using public transport, please ensure you have researched the route and that a regular and reliable service is available. For Dental Nursing, it is a requirement to have a course of Hepatitis B and Covid Vaccines and a clear enhanced DBS. Please also note that you will be required to undertake FIT mask testing to be a Dental Nurse.

About the employer

Hitchin based dentist Old Park Dental Surgery has been providing personalised dental care for a number of years and we are looking for an apprentice to join our team.

Employer

Old Park Road Dental

Address

Old Park Dental Surgery, 72 Old Park Road

HITCHIN

Hertfordshire

SG5 2JT

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Training

Training provider

ASPIRATION TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with Aspiration Training Limited and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 17 Oct 2022