Dental Nurse Apprenticeship ALASTAIR BARTLETT DENTAL PRACTICES LTD

I Like My Smile (Wallsend) are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join their team as an apprentice Dental Nurse. The successful candidate will work towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing. You will be maintaining dental operating equipment, you will also be taking responsibility for the decontamination of instrument.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00

    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

    Typically between Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.30pm, with the appropriate unpaid break each day (normally 1 hour lunch).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 May 2024

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000225488

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Chair side dental clinical assistance during dental surgery
    including aspiration, mixing of dental materials and monitoring
    of patients
  • Recognition of, and assistance in, medical emergencies
  • Preparation of dental surgeries and instruments
  • Clinical cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation of dental
    surgeries and instruments
  • Appropriate handling and disposal of clinical, hazardous and
    special waste including infected materials, blood and other
    body fluids, teeth and mercury
  • Ensure continuous personal immunisation against Hepatitis B
    and other infectious diseases relevant to dentistry
  • General cleaning and maintaining of the surgeries and practice
  • Support patients and their families emotional needs before,
    during and after dental treatment
  • Maintain patient and staff confidentiality
  • Ensure patient’s records are accurate and that they are
    regularly updated as patients visit the practice
  • Making, cancelling and altering appointments face to face and
    by letter and telephone
  • Reminding patients of their appointments by letter, telephone,
    email or text message
  • Preparing patients’ accounts and collecting money
  • Comply with all relevant legislation especially in respect to
    GDC
  • Take an active role in team communications and meetings
  • Maintain smart uniformed appearance and appropriate
    personal hygiene

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard
  • 1 day per week training in Newcastle 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Offer of continued employment (permanent contract) will be
    made on successful completion of the Apprenticeship
    qualification

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

About the employer

I Like My Smile Wallsend provide high quality dentistry in a caring, comfortable environment.

Employer

ALASTAIR BARTLETT DENTAL PRACTICES LTD

Address

UNIT 6

ADDINGTON DRIVE

HADRIAN PARK

NE28 9UY

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Training

Training provider

MIDDLESBROUGH 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

Karen Vincent

karen.vincent@northernskills.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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