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!
Closing date: 09 Dec 2022
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 36
Possible start date
12 Dec 2022
04 Oct 2022
Level 3 (A level)
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
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 4 (A* - C)) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
Dental nurse (integrated)
Level 3 (A level)
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