Apprentice Dental Nurse Ascent Dental Care Malvern

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

    £16,830.00

  • Working week

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 08:15 - 17:30 + one study day.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000225860

  • 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

  • Dental Nurse (integrated) Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Functional Skills (if required)

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, 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

Come and join Ashbee Dental Care, and work in a calm and friendly environment. Since April 2022 our surgery has expanded from a single surgery, one full time principal dentist, to a 2 surgery practice with additional part time associate and hygienists working 4 days per week. With the increased surgery sessions an opportunity has arisen for a Dental Nurse to work full time.

Employer

Ascent Dental Care Malvern

Address

Ashbee House,

Battlebrook Dr,

Chipping Campden

GL55 6JX

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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

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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