Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprentice Highgate House Dental Practice

Highgate House Dental Practice are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join their team as a Level 3 Apprentice Dental Nurse. The successful candidate will support chairside in the surgery as well as helping out with administrative duties.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,480.00 to £22,308.00

    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

    Monday - Friday between the hours of 08:45 and 17:30.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000250805

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Perform chaperoning duties for dentists [hygienists/therapists] when treating patients
  • Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate and according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • Provide chairside assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed
  • Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety policies
  • Be familiar and comply with all health and safety rules and guidance, including PPE, COSHH, mercury handling infection control, waste disposal etc
  • Develop and file radiographs
  • Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Order new stock supplies as necessary
  • Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored
  • Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
  • Attend and participate in practice meetings
  • Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice (perhaps including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required)
  • Undergo training as may be required to develop skills and abilities
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
  • Take necessary steps to ensure GDC registration is maintained
  • This includes keeping up to date with CPD, meeting annual renewal deadlines and ensuring payment of GDC fees

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will work to achieve a Level 3 Qualification in Dental Nursing
  • The day release will be held at our Newcastle Site (Stamp Exchange, Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 1SA)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Ability to multi-task, Able to work under pressure

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change.  This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

Highgate House Dental Practice is a Dental Practice based in Bedlington offering many different services from teeth cleaning to veneers.

Employer

Highgate House Dental Practice

Address

HIGHGATE HOUSE

11 FRONT STREET WEST

BEDLINGTON

NE22 5TZ

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Training

Training provider

MIDDLESBROUGH 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

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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