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Dental Nursing Apprentice Level 3 Pennine Dental Surgery

Pennine Dental are looking to offer a dental nurse position in their hard-working team. They are looking for a dedicated, driven and enthusiastic individual to join this popular practice. You will assist the dental team in the day to day running of the practice. If you are looking for an exciting career in dental nursing, then apply today.

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Closing date: 24 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,675.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.30pm and Friday, 9.00am - 3.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    20 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000126339

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Dental Nurse, you are responsible for providing general chair side assistance to the Dentist while maintaining the day to day running requirements of the practice and its patients.

Some of the jobs listed below will be part of your day-to-day activity:

  • Prepare the necessary materials and instruments
  • Provide clinical assistance to the dentists and hygienist while treating the patient, under his/her supervision
  • Take all reasonable methods to ensure patient comfort
  • Continually interpret the needs of the patients and dentists or hygienist, and deal with them promptly and efficiently
  • Building relationships with patients
  • Managing patient appointments
  • Making sure all equipment is Sterilised and ready before procedures and treatments
  • Reception duties

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

This course is delivered using a blended delivery model, an apprentice will spend 2 days per month at Bradford College undertaking classroom-based learning in addition to regular workplace assessments.

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice will be awarded the following:

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills in maths and English Level 2 (if applicable)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are a range of post registration courses available for dental nurses looking to further their education. They may include a range of higher education qualifications or other work-related education and training to support continuing profession development such as Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing, Certificate in Oral Health Education etc.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 4 (A* - C)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 4 (A* - C)) Desired

About the employer

Dr Neil Sykes qualified in Manchester and founded Pennine Dental in 1987. With the growth of the practice, Neil now leads a team of associates, therapists, trained preventative nurses and experienced dentists. The team can offer a full range of treatments from basic preventative care to advanced cosmetic and restorative programmes. Neil is passionate about prevention and believes firmly in early intervention to try and ensure patients from all age groups benefit from advice and treatments that can be delivered to minimise and prevent dental disease.

Employer

Pennine Dental Surgery

Address

PENNINE DENTAL SURGERY

UNIT 7 144 MOORHILL ROAD

SALENDINE NOOK

HD3 3XA

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Training

Training provider

BRADFORD COLLEGE

Contact

Tom Hughes

t.hughes@bradfordcollege.ac.uk

01274 728316

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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