Dental Nursing Apprenticeship WINDERMERE DENTAL PRACTICE LTD
This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Windemere, Cumbria. As an Apprentice Dental Nurse, you will help the dentist in performing any type of dental care treatment and processes.
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: 36
Possible start date
06 Nov 2023
31 Jul 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Dental Nursing is a varied and challenging job, no two days are ever the same. You need to be organised, with a friendly personality and be able to deal with sometimes stressful situations.
* As a dental nurse you will spend much of your day providing chair-side assistance to the dentist during all clinical procedures. It is your job to make sure the equipment and materials that the dentist requires are always available and ready for use, and to support the patient during their treatment, making sure they are as comfortable as possible.
* You may also work on Reception, greeting patients, arranging appointments, taking patient payments, answering the phone, and liaising with other practices, labs or suppliers.
Setting up & cleaning down:
* Just as important as the above, effective setting up, cleaning down and decontamination of instruments is vitally important in a dental practice. As a dental nurse it is your responsibility to maintain excellent standards of hygiene, infection prevention and cross-contamination control at all times to establish a safe working environment for the practice and the patients.
* You might be asked to take charge of regular inventory checks and ordering of materials, making sure the dental practice is never out of stock of instruments, materials and equipment for patient or decontamination procedures.
* Being organised and prepared is an important part of being a dental nurse; a large part of your day is spent planning ahead, anticipating what materials or instruments you might need for a particular procedure. Sometimes, a patient will need different treatment to the procedure they have originally been scheduled for and this can sometimes cause delays & stress for everyone. You will also need to be able to help the patient feel at ease throughout their time with you and be able to get on with the wide variety of people you will meet in a day.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
- A level 3 qualification which has been approved by the General Dental Council as meeting the requirements for entry to the professional register as a dental nurse.
- Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English
- First Aid
- Preparation for the end point assessment
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Dental Nurses can go on to train as a Hygienist, Therapist or Dentist if they have appropriate qualifications.
Qualifications in OHE, taking of Radiographs or Impressions, move into Practice Management or Senior Dental Nurse positions
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
TRAINING 2000 LIMITED
Dental nurse (integrated)
Level 3 (A level)
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