Apprentice Dental Nurse SOUTHERN DENTAL LIMITED

The apprenticeship in dental nursing is an 18-month government funded course - City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing. The job entails assisting the dentist, sterilising equipment, reception and any other ad hoc duties as may be required.

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Closing date: 22 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    This is paid at the national minimum wage dependent on age so could be up to £19,760.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00. Occasional Saturdays will be required.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Dec 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000201957

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Provide efficient and reliable chair-side support to Practice Clinicians.

The role will also require working in other areas of the practice such as:

  • Reception
  • Dealing with patient queries
  • Answering the phone
  • Taking payments and booking appointments

The training you will be getting

This qualification is a level 3 advanced apprenticeship accredited by City & Guilds and is delivered nationwide through blended interactive E-Learning, enabling learners to access the course from anywhere in the UK. Upon achievement the apprentice will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3. Functional Skills in English & maths level 2 qualifications are required unless you are already exempt.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The right candidate may secure a full-time job within dentistry. With experience you may be able to move into jobs like team manager, team leader or dental practice manager.

With further training you could become a dental therapist, helping a dentist carry out the more routine dentistry work. You could also become a dental hygienist, helping people to look after their teeth and gums.

You might decide to train as an orthodontic therapist helping dentists to improve the look and position of a patient's teeth.

Health careers:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B. You will also need to pass a DBS check.

About the employer

At Southern Dental we take great pride in supplying high quality general dental care, as well as specialist services, both under the NHS and privately. Colosseum Dental is proud to treat over 750,000 NHS patients at our network of 80 practices. We are predominantly situated across London and the southern counties, and our network is expanding.

Employer

SOUTHERN DENTAL LIMITED

Address

3 Moat Road

East Grinstead

RH19 3JZ

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Training

Training provider

TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY 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

Contact

Daniel Swann

daniel.swann@tempdent.co.uk

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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