Apprentice Dental Nurse

Kennett Road Dental Practice

OXFORD, OX3 7BH

Closes in 29 days (Wednesday 21 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 30 May 2024


Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a caring practice where you will be an integral member of the dental practice team and will be given the opportunity to take the initiative and contribute to the running of the practice with regular team meetings. You will also be required to assist with reception duties and admin tasks when required.

Annual wage
£20,280 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Dental nurse (integrated) (level 3)
Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8.15am to 5.15 pm Tuesday 8.15am to 8pm Friday 8.15 am to 1pm 1 hour for lunch Monday - Thursday Finish at 1pm on Friday

39 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • You will have a full induction at the practice with an experienced, qualified dental nurse as a mentor.
  • You will receive full guidance, supervision and training at the practice along with your college course at Bucks College Group.
  • You will be signed up to the practice Continuing Professional Development provider.
  • You will have a minimum 6 hours per week off the job training.
  • You will work towards achieving your Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship qualification  approved by the General Dental Council as meeting the requirements for entry to the professional register as a dental nurse.

Where you’ll work

1 KENNETT ROAD

HEADINGTON

OXFORD

OX3 7BH

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

AYLESBURY COLLEGE

Your training course

Dental nurse (integrated) (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Adhere to legal and ethical responsibilities in line with General Dental Council requirements
  • Take responsibility for the integrity of own actions and completed work, recognising the limits of your competence and experience
  • Comply with current best practice guidelines
  • Put patients’ interests first and act to protect them by working in a patient-centred way
  • Effectively manage own time and resources
  • Provide chair side support during dental procedures
  • Monitor, support and reassure patients throughout all aspects of their treatment, ensuring patient-centred care
  • Communicate appropriately, effectively and sensitively at all times and through all media
  • Respect patients’ dignity and choices and act without discrimination
  • Check that valid consent is obtained for all treatments and personal care delivery
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
  • Work in the clinical environment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Select and prepare the correct equipment, instruments and materials
  • Carry out and record maintenance and testing of equipment in line with local policy, procedures and the scope of your own role
  • Manage and perform effective decontamination and infection control procedures complying with legislative, local and current best practice guidelines
  • Mix, handle, store and dispose of materials in line with manufacturers recommendations
  • Create and update accurate and current patient records, including social, medical and dental history, storing and archiving them securely and in line with legislation
  • Carry out processing of radiographs in line with local procedures and rules
  • Make effective decisions regarding the safety of patients when taking a radiograph
  • Deliver appropriate and current evidence-based oral and general health advice
  • Recognise and support action to deal with medical emergencies
  • Respond to medical emergencies and be competent in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Take part in appraisal and ongoing review processes
  • Take part in continuous professional development activities
  • Reflect on how your daily practice complies with the General Dental Council requirements for continual improvement
  • Comply with personal development planning as specified by the General Dental Council
  • Participate in quality improvement activities as required
  • Be collaborative and work as part of the team
  • Adhere to legal and ethical responsibilities in line with General Dental Council requirements
  • Take responsibility for the integrity of own actions and completed work, recognising the limits of your competence and experience
  • Comply with current best practice guidelines
  • Put patients’ interests first and act to protect them by working in a patient-centred way
  • Effectively manage own time and resources
  • Provide chair side support during dental procedures
  • Monitor, support and reassure patients throughout all aspects of their treatment, ensuring patient-centred care
  • Communicate appropriately, effectively and sensitively at all times and through all media
  • Respect patients’ dignity and choices and act without discrimination
  • Check that valid consent is obtained for all treatments and personal care delivery
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times
  • Work in the clinical environment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Select and prepare the correct equipment, instruments and materials
  • Carry out and record maintenance and testing of equipment in line with local policy, procedures and the scope of your own role
  • Manage and perform effective decontamination and infection control procedures complying with legislative, local and current best practice guidelines
  • Mix, handle, store and dispose of materials in line with manufacturers recommendations
  • Create and update accurate and current patient records, including social, medical and dental history, storing and archiving them securely and in line with legislation
  • Carry out processing of radiographs in line with local procedures and rules
  • Make effective decisions regarding the safety of patients when taking a radiograph
  • Deliver appropriate and current evidence-based oral and general health advice
  • Recognise and support action to deal with medical emergencies
  • Respond to medical emergencies and be competent in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Take part in appraisal and ongoing review processes
  • Take part in continuous professional development activities
  • Reflect on how your daily practice complies with the General Dental Council requirements for continual improvement
  • Comply with personal development planning as specified by the General Dental Council
  • Participate in quality improvement activities as required
  • Be collaborative and work as part of the team
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4/C)
    • Maths (grade 4/C)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Team working
    • Professional attitude
    • Caring disposition
    • Good written skills
    • Verbal communication skills
    • Strong work ethic
    • Eagerness to learn
    • Be reflective
    • Organised and calm
    • Confident personality

    Other requirements

    You should be willing to work effectively with a small close knit team. A DBS check and Hep B vaccinations are required.

    About this company

    This non-corporate practice offers both NHS and Private dentistry in a caring, ethical, modern and friendly environment in the centre of Headington, 2 miles from the centre of Oxford. We have 3 general dentists and a hygienist. The practice is fully computerised with intra oral scanner, has separate decontamination rooms, is fully air conditioned and has on-site parking for the team.

    http://www.kennettdental.co.uk (opens in new tab)

    Disability Confident

    Disability Confident

    A fair proportion of interviews for this apprenticeship will be offered to applicants with a disability or long-term health condition. This includes non-visible disabilities and conditions.

    You can choose to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident scheme. You’ll need to meet the essential requirements to be considered for an interview.

    After this apprenticeship

    Further qualifications in Radiography, Oral Health Education, Fluoride Varnish application, Dental Photography, Digital Scanning, Oral Health Practitioner (2 of the nurses at the practice are Oral Health Practitioners).

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    AYLESBURY COLLEGE

    Denis Duggan

    denis@kennettdental.co.uk

    01865 761965

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000254158.

    Apply now

    Closes in 29 days (Wednesday 21 August at 11:59pm)

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