Apprentice Dental Nurse Level 3 DR RIKESH PATEL

Fun family practice with plenty support from the staff. Duties will include; Preparation of the necessary materials and instruments. Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste. Process, dental radiographs and assist in the correct procedure for dental radiography either via the computer or processing unit.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00

    Pay review occurs regularly along with appraisals at qualification.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:15am - 4:45pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000244679

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Clinical:

  • Set-up and prepare the surgery for the type of patient and treatment planned before the start of each session.
  • Clean and sterilise all instruments/equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session.
  • Prepare the necessary materials and instruments.
  • Ensure safe disposal of sharps and clinical waste.
  • Process, dental radiographs and assist in the correct procedure for dental radiography either via the computer or processing unit.
  • Maintain and clean radiograph processing unit.
  • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team.
  • Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirming the medical history is up-to-date and warning the dentist of any problems that he/she has noted.
  • Monitor and maintain stocks within dental surgery as necessary, informing the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist and liaising with them over necessary orders and warning of any shortages of materials in the stock cupboard.
  • Perform chaperoning duties for dentists when treating patients.
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures.
  • Obey all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality.
  • Report equipment failures or breakages to the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist.
  • Continually interpret the needs of patients and dentists and deal with them promptly and efficiently.

Administrative:

  • To meet and greet clients in a friendly and efficient manner.
  • To update patient medical forms.
  • To ensure the correct NHS forms have been signed.
  • To ensure the correct Private forms have been signed and updated.
  • To book appointments on the computer or appointment book for clients either face to face to by telephone.
  • To work and learn skills of a dental receptionist.
  • To liaise with the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions.
  • To take reasonable care for her/his own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by her/his acts or omissions at work.
  • Assist the dentist in the completion of patient records.
  • Ensure that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session.
  • Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist.
  • Identify your training and development needs and undertake appropriate training as required and agreed with the Practice Manager/Principal Dentist.
  • Perform any other tasks that are reasonably requested by the Principal Dentist.
  • To positively promote services available at the clinic in order to improve sales.

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will be required to attend college at least x1 day per week either at Uxbridge, Harrow or Hayes Campus completing necessary mandatory training and units associated with the apprenticeship.

The apprentice will be required to complete:

  • Work towards gaining a full Level 3 Dental Nursing Apprenticeship Qualification.
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Skills, Knowledge, and Behaviours.
  • Standard and End Point Assessment.
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths, and ICT (if required).

Other training will be provided by the employer as required to enable the fulfilment of the job role.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified the individual will be able to register with the General Dental Council and join the Association of British Dental Nurses. This allows individuals to work legally in this sector and opens up other pathways for future progression e.g. Senior Dental Nurse, Hygienist, Therapist, Practice Manager.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Well-presented and polite with a courteous manner. You should be committed to this being a long-term career aspiration. Must have a good standard of spoken and written English. Desirable: Experience of dealing with the public in a care environment.

About the employer

At 388 We listen to what our patients want and we work with them to help achieve their expectations. We Help to Improve and maintain their oral health, function and appearance. Our team are helpful, caring, friendly and approachable. We strive to provide as relaxing an experience as possible. Working in newly refurbished surgery, the apprentice will be employed by a CQC registered Dental Practice who will support their learning on the job as well as gain an industry recognised qualification.  The practice is based near Eastcote tube station and is a family run practice.  We provide a mix of NHS and Private work.

Employer

DR RIKESH PATEL

Address

Dentistry At 388, 388 Field End Road

Ruislip

HA4 9PG

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Training

Training provider

HRUC

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


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024