Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Ramsbottom Dental Surgery

We have an exciting opportunity for a Level 3 Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our friendly and busy dental practices. We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic and hardworking apprentice. We have two independently owned dental practices that provide a variety of NHS and private treatments. The apprentice nurse will work across both sites. The role will include providing chairside assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available, ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored and order new stock supplies as necessary.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    The working hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8.45am - 5.45pm (45 minutes for lunch). Thursdays are 8.00am - 2.00pm or 2.00pm - 8.00pm shifts.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate, according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • To advise the practice manager of any faulty or poorly functioning equipment so that action may be taken to remedy any defects
  • Provide chairside assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients
  • To keep accurate records and ensure the recording methods are used in line with practice policy and current guidelines
  • Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety policies
  • Be familiar and comply with all health and safety rules and guidance, including PPE, COSHH, mercury handling, infection control, waste disposal and fire drills
  • Develop and file radiographs and change radiographic solutions as directed
  • To make certain that an efficient link with the dental laboratories is upheld to prevent delays in the dispatch and receipt of work
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Order new stock supplies as necessary
  • Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored
  • Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
  • To maintain patient confidentiality
  • Attend and participate in practice meetings
  • Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice to ensure that patients receive a high quality of patient care
  • To be flexible with your duties to ensure the smooth running of the practice, including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required
  • Undergo training as may be required to develop skills and abilities
  • To maintain and increase competence in nursing skills by actively following a programme of CPD
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR on an annual basis
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct

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

Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard Level 3.

You will attend weekly, off the job training at The Oldham College.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Career progression is fully qualified dental nurse, with scope to continue their CPD.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

You are required to have a course of Hepatitis B vaccines. You will also be required to undertake an enhanced DBS. Applications will only be accepted through the Oldham College or Apprenticeship Service Website. Please do not contact the employer direct.

About the employer

Smile Transformation & Cosmetic Services Ltd is made up of Ramsbottom Dental Surgery and Tottington Dental Surgery. The practices offer both General and Cosmetic Dentistry. They are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of their patients, whilst delivering a caring and effective service.


Ramsbottom Dental Surgery


Smile Transformation & Cosmetic Services Ltd

Ramsbottom Dental Surgery

72 Bridge Street


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Training provider



Andrea Kearns

0161 785 4072

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

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