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Dental Nurse Apprentice City Dental Practice

Excellent opportunity to work for a busy dental practice based in Wolverhampton. As a trainee dental nurse you will be responsible for dental nurse duties in the surgery assisting a dentist.

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Closing date: 13 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,879.74

    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 to Thurs - 9am to 5:30pm with half an hour lunch 1:00pm to 1:30pm. Friday - 9am to 5:00pm with half an hour lunch 1:00pm to 1:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000123714

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role of a dental nurse is to:

  • Take instruction from the dentist responding efficiently and accurately
  • They must ensure the dentist's comments regarding the condition of the patients mouth throughout the check up are recorded correctly
  • The surgery and any relevant materials must be prepared in time taking care to sterilise all instruments and working areas
    Dental instruments must be to hand ready to be passed to the dentist when needed
  • Dental nurses may at times be required to assist on the reception desk of the practice where they will need to answer the telephone and welcome patients to the dental practice
  • Good communication skills and customer service awareness is needed to maintain a high level of service within the dental practice making the patients feel welcome and comfortable
  • Working sometimes under pressure dental nurses must remain professional and work quickly and efficiently
  • Being in close contact with the patients is a daily requirement for a dental nurse, therefore they must understand the patients' needs and possible anxieties about attending the dentist endeavouring to make their experience as comfortable as possible

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

  • Work based and college training and support towards achieving an advanced apprenticeship in Dental Nursing
  • Successful completion will allow the candidate to register with the General Dental Council
  • You will also complete the First Aid at Work qualification
  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship Dental 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Candidates can continue to study further and enrol on Level 4 programmes such as Radiography or Oral Health Education, or work their way into practice management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/above) Essential
Other Functional English and Maths (Grade Level 2) Essential

Things to consider

A DBS (criminal record) check is required. Immunisations are required. For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

NHS & PRIVATE Practice located in Wolverhampton City Centre Welcome to City Dental Practice in Wolverhampton, we pride ourselves in offering a comprehensive and caring service in providing NHS and Private treatment. We have a friendly and passionate team who are dedicated in helping you achieve your best smile. We have recently expanded to a 5 surgery practice fully equipped to provide a full range of treatments to our patients

Employer

City Dental Practice

Address

48 Dudley Street

Wolverhampton

WV1 3ER

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Training

Training provider

SANDWELL COLLEGE

Contact

apprentice@sandwell.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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