Dental Nurse Apprentice SHAKESPEARE DRIVE DENTAL CENTRE LIMITED

We are looking for a trainee dental nurse to join our Dental practice based in Birmingham. You will have the opportunity to work with a supportive, friendly and helpful team. Your role will require you to carry out all dental nursing duties throughout the practice, assist with reception and carry out any adhoc/clerical duties as required.

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Closing date: 22 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,609.60

    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, shifts, may work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000211240

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ensure completion of your regulated and certified Dental Nursing qualification under the guidance of the Lead Dental Nurse
  • Attend all college sessions (as suitable) in pursuit of qualification completion
  • Initially to observe the following responsibilities, in order to learn the processes, however completion of these duties is expected once suitably able and qualified
  • Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate and according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • Provide chairside assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients

The training you will be getting

  • You will receive the Dental Nurse Level 3 standard qualification upon completion of the Apprenticeship
  • You will attend our Matthew Boulton Campus once per week in order to complete your college portfolio
  • For those with an Educational Health Care Plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3
  • 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the right candidate could be offered a full-time role with progression on to more advanced learning programmes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

As part of this apprenticeship, you will be required to travel to both the employer location and also attend college (in most cases). Please ensure that you have researched your travel arrangements and are happy with the time it will take and distance required to travel, before you apply for this vacancy.

About the employer

Shakespeare Dental Practice is a family led practice with a long heritage pre-dating the NHS. We offer a wide range of services and pride oursleves on excellent customer care and service. We work closely within the community offering both private and NHS patients services

Employer

SHAKESPEARE DRIVE DENTAL CENTRE LIMITED

Address

7 SHAKESPEARE DRIVE

SHIRLEY

SOLIHULL

B90 2AL

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Training

Training provider

BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

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

BMet Recruitment Team

apprenticeships@bmet.ac.uk

0121 362 1122

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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