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Dental Nurse Apprentice Thomas & Thomas Dental Associates

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Blackpool. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 27 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44

    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

    Working week to be confirmed at interview

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000105313

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Welcoming patients to the surgery.

  • Aiding the allocated Dentist in running the surgery.
  • Sterilisation and decontamination of all instruments in line with the HTM01-05.
  • Ensuring that all relevant materials and supplies are in place.
  • Making notes when the dentist is examining patients.
  • Receptionist duties.

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

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English.
  • Safeguarding.
  • First Aid.
  • Preparation for the end point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in dental nursing with experience in a busy dental practice.

Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. Career breaks and part time working are often possible. You could then progress to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health education.

You may take on more responsibilities as a trainer for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice, or decide to apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Please do not contact the company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Thomas & Thomas Dental Associates is owned by husband and wife team Dr Sonu Thomas and Dr Rose Thomas. We take enormous pride in our practice, all of our Dentists and qualified Dental Care Professionals are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC). We have an experienced dental team, and access to the latest dental equipment. We offer a wide range of dental treatments, and ensure attention to detail at all times.

Employer

Thomas & Thomas Dental Associates

Address

129 WHITEGATE DRIVE

BLACKPOOL

FY3 9BU

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Training

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Contact

Lauren Reddaway

lauren.reddaway@t2000.co.uk

0125454659

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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