Apprentice Dental Nurse Melbourn Dental Practice

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: 10 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,060.48 to £17,880.72

    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

    3 days per week, Monday to Friday, days to be confirmed. 9.00am - 6.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 33.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000224701

  • 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 English & maths level 2 qualifications unless already exempt

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • 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, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

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

The Practice offers routine and maintenance care for all age groups including a full range of dental services. Regular and new patients are welcomed. We take great pride in the quality of our dentistry and want to make your visit to us a pleasant experience. Our aim is to achieve good dental health for you and your family through preventive dentistry. By taking the time to provide you with regular dental advice, we can help you understand how to take better care of your teeth yourself.

Employer

Melbourn Dental Practice

Address

THE SURGERY

24A ORCHARD ROAD

MELBOURN

SG8 6HH

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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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