Apprentice Dental Nurse Ambleside Dental

A fantastic opportunity to be trained as a dental nurse in a busy thriving Dental Practice. Duties include assisting other dental health professionals, providing chair side support and a high level of patient care.

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 May 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000240229

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Meeting, greeting and caring for patients in a polite and professional manner at all times
  • Working closely with the dentist or hygienist in a professional and appropriate manner
  • Providing chair-side assistance during all dental procedures, using four-handed dentistry and remaining a step ahead at all times
  • Updating computer records, patient's personal files, taking notes and recording clinical assessments
  • Cleaning the surgery to a high standard, maintaining strict cross infection control and adhering to policies and standards as set by the GDC in line with The Health Technical Memoranda
  • Preparing instruments and materials before and during treatments and maintaining stock control
  • Re-processing re-usable items in the correct manner to ensure sterilisation has been appropriately achieved

The training you will be getting

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you'll receive a Level 3 Dental Nursing Advanced qualification.

  • Level 3 Advanced Dental Nurse Diploma offers employment within a dental practice which is accredited by City & Guilds. It enables you to develop the skills, knowledge, and behaviours needed to work competently in all aspects of clinical responsibilities in dentistry

Your qualification will also provide you with the relevant qualification to apply for professional registration as a dental nurse with the General Dental Council (GDC).

What you will study:

  • The Role of a Dental Nurse and Legislation Health & Safety Cross Infection Control Anatomy and Treatment Planning Medical Emergencies and First Aid Dental Radiography Oral Hygiene Orthodontics, Endodontic and Oral Surgery Restorations, Gingival Health and Prosthetics
  • You will complete on and off the job training whilst being fully supported throughout, progressing to 'gateway' and finally sit your end point assessment (EPA). City & Guilds Integrated Dental Level 3 qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of this Level 3 Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship the apprentice can register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse, and complete a range of Level 4 qualifications, such as Oral Health or Radiography.

Alternatively, full-time employment with the employer is available.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Organisation skills, Patience, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) 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

Ambleside Dental Practice in Shrewsbury has been offering exceptional dental care and has continued to flourish since it was founded in 2005. Our evolution, from a small practice with just two dentists, to a thriving dental practice, has been built upon by a large investment over the years. We are now designed to provide a distinctly 21st-century service. The modernisation has certainly fulfilled its promise, and yet its facilities and our determination to stay at the forefront of dentistry haven’t stopped us from being family-friendly and caring with plenty of warmth and consideration. We make sure our environment is as calm and relaxed as possible, and that we treat each and every patient as an individual.

Employer

Ambleside Dental

Address

1 Ambleside

Shrewsbury

SY1 4ET

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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

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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