Dental Nurse Apprentice Hermitage Dental Practice

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an apprentice dental nurse to join our friendly team at Hermitage Dental in Coalville. We are a private family-owned dental practice looking for a talented individual who shares our passion for new skills and is ready to join us in the next chapter of our exciting journey.

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    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

    Full time hours including one late evening per week. Hours to be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000230937

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Carrying out infection control and decontamination procedures
  • Recording dental charting carried out by clinicians
  • Preparing, mixing and handling dental materials
  • Providing chair-side support to dentists, therapists and hygienists throughout a range of dental procedures
  • Providing support and reassurance to patients
  • Providing administration support in making appointments, taking payments and dealing with paperwork
  • An experienced dental nurse will use their knowledge of dentistry to anticipate what is needed during treatment sessions, a skill that is highly valued by the clinician

The training you will be getting

College lessons are delivered by Sandwell College in the workplace/online. You will not be required to travel to the college site.

You will be trained in the Extended City and Guilds Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Emergency first aid in the workplace qualification at Level 3
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Completion of this qualification will enable candidates to register with the GDC as a qualified dental nurse. The practice also offers a full in-house training programme to cover the practical aspects of the job role.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There are a wide range of opportunities available to enable registered dental nurses to extend their clinical duties and develop their knowledge and skills within particular areas of interest, for example:

  • Dental radiography
  • Implant nursing
  • Oral health education
  • Sedation dental nursing
  • Orthodontic dental nursing
  • Special care dental nursing
  • Oral surgery dental nursing
  • Taking dental impressions
  • The application of topical fluoride

Dental nurses may also progress onto university to become a dental hygienist/therapist.  


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade GCSEs at grades C/4 or above) Essential
Other Functional Skills (Grade Level 2 in English and Maths) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to have a keen interest in becoming a dental nurse and not be put off by the sight of blood and saliva, you will also be standing for long periods of time. You will be required to have a DBS check and be vaccinated against Hepatitis B.

About the employer

Here at the Hermitage Dental Practice, we are committed to helping you look after your smile. We provide high quality routine treatments along with a wide range of cosmetic options, all provided in a relaxed and friendly environment. For adults dental care is provided privately, but we continue to provide for the dental needs of our child patients on the NHS.

Employer

Hermitage Dental Practice

Address

50 SILVER STREET

WHITWICK

COALVILLE

LE67 5ET

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Training

Training provider

SANDWELL 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

apprentice@sandwell.ac.uk

01216675018

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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