Dental Nurse Apprentice HARRIET ELLIS TRAINING SOLUTIONS LTD

We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice dental nurse to join our friendly dental practice. We are a dental practice with a well-established and friendly team. We would love you to join us as an apprentice dental nurse and start your exciting career in dental nursing. The role of a dental nurse is to assist the dentist with all clinical aspects within the surgery.

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Closing date: 30 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    The National minimum wage is the lowest amount that an employer can offer and so this is the lowest wage expectation. The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

    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

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000135512

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role of a dental nurse is to assist the dentist with all clinical aspects within the surgery.

This includes but is not exhausted to:

  • Greeting and caring for all patients in a polite and courteous manner at all times
  • Work closely with the dentist in a professional and appropriate manner
  • Provide chair side assistance during all dental procedures
  • Update computer records and taking notes
  • Cleaning surgeries to a high level, maintaining strict cross infection controls
  • Preparing instruments and materials during treatments

You will be earning whilst learning during your apprenticeship. The dental practice will give you all of the practical knowledge you will need in order to qualify as a dental nurse and the training provider (Harriet Ellis) will teach you all of the theory side.

Your study will be online based with weekly teaching sessions and off the job training given to you and paid by your employer.

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

The Level 3 dental nurse apprenticeship offers employment within a dental practice with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It will develop the skills, knowledge, and behaviours of the learner to operate competently in all aspects of clinical responsibilities.

It will also provide them with the relevant qualification to apply for professional registration as a dental nurse to the General Dental Council (GDC).

What you will study:

  • Cross infection
  • Anatomy
  • Radiography
  • Oral hygiene
  • Orthodontics
  • Restoration
  • Legislation
  • First aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Functional skills if needed

You will complete on and off the job training whilst you are fully supported throughout, progressing to gateway and endpoint assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A great opportunity to be trained and secure long term employment with an employer who wishes to develop your knowledge and skills
  • A good route into dental hygiene, dental therapy or dental cosmetics with further training. Once qualified offers excellent career progression into possibly moving into a team leader, manager or dental practice manager position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Hard working, Keen to learn, Calm and confident, Experience is not necessary

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade At least C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade At least C/4) Desired

Things to consider

You will need to have a keen interest in becoming a dental nurse and not be put off by the sight of blood. You will be required to have a DBS check and be vaccinated for Hepatitis B.

About the employer

Providing a wide range of dental treatments to the public we are a friendly and busy dental practice.

Employer

HARRIET ELLIS TRAINING SOLUTIONS LTD

Address

340 Londonderry Road

Oldbury

B68 9NB

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Training

Training provider

HARRIET ELLIS TRAINING SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Contact

Apprenticeship Registrations Team

info@harrietellis.com

01708 776 050

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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