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Apprentice Dental Nurse Bridgford Dental Practice

Bridgford Dental Practice is looking for a friendly and caring apprentice dental nurse to join their practice. This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate that is passionate about pursuing a career as a Dental Nurse.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,379.50

    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 8.45-1pm & 2-5.15pm one hour unpaid lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000099317

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Within this role as apprentice dental nurse you will gain exposure to multitude of treatments and develop a full range of skills and experience pivotal to becoming a successful and qualified Dental nurse.

If you are professional, confident and keen to pursue a career in the dental industry, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

 

Duties within the role include:

  • Working chairside, with a dentist / hygienist in a busy dental practice
  • To ensure Health and Safety is adhered to at all times in surgery.
  • To be professional at all times.
  • To ensure you have good communication at all times
  • To make patients feel at ease and comfortable at all times.
  • To innovate ideas and initiate action to improve the overall perception of the practice, ensuring its good name continues.
  • To ensure all facilities are presented to the highest levels of cleanliness and comfort.
  • To be aware of all Health & Safety issues within the practice, to constantly implement and assess procedures drawing attention to any unsafe practices.
  • To make sure all parts of the practice are safe and secure when not in use.
  • To cover duties of such other members of staff as required.
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required to assist in the running of the Dental Practice
  • Portray a professional and positive image of the Dental Practice, wearing the uniform provided whilst on duty.

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

Dental Nurse Standard Level 3

Functional Skills if required https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/dental-nurse-v1-1

Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment. Please refer to above link for more information.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible permanent position on the completion of the apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Adaptable, Independent Work

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours. This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employers address. You will need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and once a fortnight for day release. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.81 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 18 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. * Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation * Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early

About the employer

Bridgford Dental Practice is a mixed practice with a friendly team. They pride themselves on the quality of the treatments they offer in a relaxed and pleasant environment.

Employer

Bridgford Dental Practice

Address

74 BRIDGFORD ROAD

WEST BRIDGFORD

NOTTINGHAM

NG2 6AX

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Contact

Kath

kath.wilkinson@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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