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Dental Nursing Apprentice Level 3 Hewett's Dental Practice

Hewett's Dental are looking to recruit a highly motivated Apprentice Dental Nurse to join their team! If you are a highly motivated individual who would like to develop a career in dental, then apply now!

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,004.32

    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

    Hours, Tuesday 8.30am-8.00pm Wednesday 8.30am-5.30pm Thursday 8.30am-8:00pm Friday 8.30am-4.30pm Day release at college will also add onto these hours, taking them up to 36 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000092437

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The duties and responsibilities involved in this role include:

Supporting the dentist in all aspects of patient care, this includes getting the appropriate instruments ready, mixing materials, cleaning and sterilising all instruments, developing x-rays and filing appropriately, maintaining cleanliness of all filters/ suction / hand-piece turbines, preparing impressions for dispatch to the laboratory and ensuring patient comfort and confidentiality at all times.

You may also help with reception work - making appointments, taking payments, dealing with paperwork and meeting and reassuring patients.

Some of the jobs listed below will be part of your day-to-day activity:

  • Prepare the necessary materials and instruments
  • Provide clinical assistance to the dentists and hygienist while treating the patient, under his/her supervision
  • Take all reasonable methods to ensure patient comfort
  • Continually interpret the needs of the patients and dentists or hygienist, and deal with them promptly and efficiently

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

This course is delivered using a blended delivery model, an apprentice will spend 2 days per month at Bradford College undertaking classroom based learning in addition to regular workplace assessments.

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice will be awarded the following:

• Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing
• Functional Skills in Maths and English Level 2 (if applicable)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are a range of post registration courses available for dental nurses looking to further their education. They may include a range of higher education qualifications or other work-related education and training to support continuing profession development such as Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing, Certificate in Oral Health Education etc.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Make sure you can get to and from the employer easily each day.

About the employer

If you appreciate good quality dentistry with a personal touch, provided by a team who genuinely care for your needs, then this is the right practice for you. We realised many years ago that there was a gap in the market for affordable, yet high-quality dentistry, and over the years, we have kept over 10,000 patients happy. Our modern 7 surgeries contain the latest dental equipment to keep your teeth looking and feeling their best. Whilst providing treatment you can relax and unwind and watch our ocean films with our ceiling mounted TV’s.

Employer

Hewett's Dental Practice

Address

46-48 BRADFORD ROAD

BRIGHOUSE

HD6 1RY

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Training

Training provider

BRADFORD COLLEGE

Contact

Tom Hughes

t.hughes@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

01274 728316

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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