Dental Nurse Apprentice NORTHWAY DENTAL LTD

We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our friendly dental practice. As part of your position you will be updating computer records and taking notes also you will be cleaning the surgery to a high level, maintaining strict cross-infection controls.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2023

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. Breaks TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000187279

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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
  • 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 sides.

Your studies will be online based on weekly teaching sessions and off-the-job training given to you and paid for 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 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 or equivalent 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 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, 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

NORTHWAY DENTAL LTD

Address

44 NORTHWAY

MAGHULL

LIVERPOOL

L31 5LJ

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Training

Training provider

HARRIET ELLIS TRAINING SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)


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