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Apprentice Dental Nurse Orthoclinique

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: 03 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,580.00

  • Working week

    4 days per week, some Saturdays will be required. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 33.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000103755

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Provide efficient and reliable chairside 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
  • 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. 

Other mandatory qualifications:

A level 3 qualification which has been approved by the General Dental Council as meeting the requirements for entry to the professional register as a dental nurse.

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, Problem solving 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

You will be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B. You will also need to pass a DBS check.

About the employer

At Hitchin Dental Care, we pride ourselves on having a well-established practice with a friendly team of dentists, hygienists and visiting specialists supported by a fully qualified nursing team. We have always wanted to include all fields of dentistry under one roof so that’s why we’ve invested in having specialist dentistry at our practice. Whatever your dental concern, we can treat it and restore normality to your life.

Employer

Orthoclinique

Address

CARTMAN HOUSE

5 PAYNES PARK

HITCHIN

SG5 1EH

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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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