Dental Nurse Apprenticeship LICHFIELD DENTAL CARE LTD

A fantastic opportunity to be trained as a dental nurse and also secure long-term employment with an employer who will help to develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 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

    To be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000252194

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role of a dental nurse is to assist the dental surgeon or dental hygienist with all clinical aspects within the surgery. This can include the following aspects:

  • 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

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).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A good route into the role of a dental hygiene / therapist, dental radiographer, treatment coordinator, or specialist surgery such as maxillofacial / theatre nurse. Once qualified the career progression routes are endless, you could even possibly become a team leader or dental practice manager.


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

We provide quality dental care in a relaxing and safe environment, paying special attention to patient comfort and safety. Our dental team is well versed in all areas of modern dentistry. We are committed to providing a full range of general and cosmetic dental options, from crowns and bridges to teeth whitening, smile design and implants, to help you achieve a cleaner, healthier, and more attractive smile.

Employer

LICHFIELD DENTAL CARE LTD

Address

67 Shorbutts Lane

Lichfield

WS14 9BY

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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

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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