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Apprentice Dental Nurse Longton Dental

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Preston. 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

    £9,942.27

    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

    Mon - Thurs - 08:15 - 17:30, Fri - 08:15 - 16:00

    Total hours per week: 39.75

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000105782

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Develop competence across a wide range of dental chair side support procedures.
  • Develop knowledge of a wide range of practical treatment procedures and the relevant support necessary to ensure effective outcomes.
  • Develop competence in the manipulation and application of dental materials across a wide range of dental treatment procedures.
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge and application of a wide range of dental instruments and other relevant equipment necessary during preparation for treatment procedures.
  • Learn to prepare individual treatment rooms for a wide range of dental procedures.
  • Develop and demonstrate competence in decontamination and sterilization of medical and dental devices within clinical and non-clinical environments, ensuring appropriate records are completed.
  • Be responsible as part of the clinical team for the care of the patient from arrival to completion of treatment.
  • Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice (perhaps including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required)
  • Undergo training as may be required to develop skills and abilities
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
  • Recording of treatment including charting form the dentist’s instructions and other associated clerical work.
  • Preparation of filling materials, impression materials, instruments and equipment.
  • Cleaning away used instruments and materials and keeping the surgery clean and tidy.
  • First aid treatments for collapse e.g. coronary attack, fainting, bleeding tooth socket, epilepsy etc.
  • Triage of patients attending for emergency treatment.
  • Providing patients with pre and post-operative instructions and information prior to safely discharging the patient following, for example, minor oral surgery, and ensuring the instructions are understood.
  • Care and minor maintenance of equipment such as high-speed drills.
  • Maintaining stock levels in surgery and checking expiry dates. Re-ordering stocks when required.

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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

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

A Dental Practice based in Preston.

Employer

Longton Dental

Address

12 CHAPEL LANE

LONGTON

PRESTON

PR4 5EB

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Training

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 LIMITED

Contact

Lauren Reddaway

lauren.reddaway@t2000.co.uk

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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