Dental Nurse Apprentice DULWICH DENTAL CLINIC LIMITED

We have an exciting opportunity for an apprentice dental nurse to join our friendly dental practice. We would love you to join us as an apprentice dental nurse and start your exciting career in dental nursing. You'll be assisting other dental health professionals, providing chairside support and offering a high level of patient care.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    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 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 May 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000182841

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role of a dental nurse is to assist the dentist with all clinical aspects of 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 chairside assistance during all dental procedures
  • Updating computer records and taking notes
  • Cleaning surgery 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 theoretical side.

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

The training you will be getting

  • 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 behaviour
  • Functional Skills maths and English at Level 2 is available to be studied alongside the apprenticeship if you do not have GCSEs or Functional skills at level 2 already
  • You will complete on and off the job training whilst you are fully supported throughout, progressing to gateway and endpoint assessment

It will also provide you with the relevant qualifications 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

For more information, please visit the training providers' website at:

https://harrietellis.com/dental-nurse-apprentice/

What to expect at the end of your 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, it 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

DULWICH DENTAL CLINIC LIMITED

Address

78 LORDSHIP LANE

LONDON

SE22 8HF

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Training

Training provider

HARRIET ELLIS TRAINING SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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