A fantastic opportunity has become available to become a dental nurse apprentice at Spires Dental Clinic. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a desire to embark upon a career as a Dental Nurse, someone who has excellent communication skills with the self motivation to learn.
Closing date: 24 Sep 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: 37
Possible start date
25 Sep 2023
22 Aug 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
- Working alongside the dentist, taking instruction from them and responding in an appropriate manner
- Maintaining good infection control procedures and adhering to policies and protocols
- Ensuring cleanliness of surgery, equipment and instruments used and carrying out general housekeeping duties
Dictate information from dentist and recording patient information correctly
- Arrange appointments, answering calls and inputting data on the computer
- Assist with administration tasks and ensure records are kept up to date and to maintain confidentiality at all times
- Dental nurses interact daily with patients and therefore you must be able to make patients feel welcome and offer reassurance to anxious patients endeavouring to make their experience as comfortable as possible
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Level 2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
- End-Point Assessment (EPA)
There will be limited sessions that will require college attendance at our Walsall Campus, during the training period. All other sessions remain virtual on a once weekly basis.
Full-time apprentices will typically spend 15 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off the-job training. As this vacancy is not a full-time apprenticeship the duration has been extended.
The purpose of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.
EPA methods of examination examples:
- Assessment method 1: Knowledge Test
- Assessment method 2: Observation of Practice
- Assessment method 3: Interview underpinned by a portfolio
The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.
Training is virtual once per week however there are x3 taught sessions that will require mandatory college attendance. Notice of these will be provided upon enrolment.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Permanent position available subject to successful completion on programme.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or C) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
Dental nurse (integrated)
Level 3 (A level)
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