Apprentice Dental Nurse DAMIRA DENTAL STUDIOS 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 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,680.00

  • Working week

    5 days out of 7, including some weekends with a day off in lieu, varied shift patterns. Exact shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000225811

  • 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 
  • 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

Established in 2003, Damira Dental Studios has grown from one small practice in Oxford to become a leading provider of high quality dental care across the UK. We offer a comprehensive range of treatments both through the NHS & privately. We have 33 dental practices across the UK within Berkshire, Bournemouth, Greater London, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Isle-Of-Wight, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and Oxfordshire.

Employer

DAMIRA DENTAL STUDIOS LIMITED

Address

Oxford Brookes University Headington Campus

Headington Road

Headington

OX3 0BP

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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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