This vacancy is for an apprentice dental nurse based in Barrow, Cumbria. As an apprentice dental nurse, you will help the dentist in performing any type of dental care treatment and processes, prepare instruments and materials for certain treatments and clean surgeries to a high level, maintaining strict cross infection controls.
Closing date: 27 Oct 2023
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 38.75
Possible start date
06 Nov 2023
30 Jun 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Your daily duties as a trainee dental nurse could include:
- Assisting the dentist in providing safe and effective treatments to patients, from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments
- Proving patients with a high level of care
- Setting up and cleaning surgery
- Sterilising instruments
- Updating patient records
- Maintaining equipment
- Preparing instruments and materials for various treatments
- Adhering to practice policies and procedures
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
- First Aid
- Preparation for the end point assessment
- Training location to be confirmed
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. 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
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
BARROW SMILE CENTRE LTD
TRAINING 2000 LIMITED
Dental nurse (integrated)
Level 3 (A level)
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