Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship DENBEIGH HOUSE LTD

Fantastic opportunity at Denbeigh House Dental Practice for an aspiring Dental Nurse to train in a successful, busy dental practice as a Dental Nurse Apprentice. If you are enthusiastic and would like to start a career in Dental Nursing please apply!

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Closing date: 22 Jul 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

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am until 5.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000254324

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The role includes:

  • Working alongside the dentist taking instruction from them and responding in an appropriate manner
  • Maintaining good infection control procedures and adhering to policies and protocols
  • Ensuring cleanliness of surgery, equipment and instruments used and carrying out general housekeeping duties
  • Dictate information from dentist and recording patient information correctly
  • Arrange appointments, answering calls and inputting data on the computer
  • Assist with administration tasks and ensure records are kept up to date and to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Dental nurses interact daily with patients and therefore you must be able to make patients feel welcome and offer reassurance to anxious patients endeavouring to make their experience as comfortable as possible.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Standard qualification, which includes:
  • Level 2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

There will be limited sessions that will require college attendance at our Walsall Campus, during the training period. All other sessions remain virtual on a once weekly basis. 
Full-time apprentices will typically spend 15 months on-programme (before the gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 6 hours per week off the-job training. 

The purpose of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) is to test that an apprentice is fully capable of doing their job before they receive their apprenticeship certificate. It also helps to demonstrate that what an apprentice has learned can be applied in the real world.

EPA methods of examination examples:

Assessment method 1: Knowledge Test
Assessment method 2: Observation of Practice
Assessment method 3: Interview underpinned by a portfolio
The focus is now on the outcome of an apprenticeship and apprentices have to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers have identified they need.

Training is virtual once per week however there are x3 taught sessions that will require mandatory college attendance. Notice of these will be provided upon enrolment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified you can register as a dental nurse with the General Dental Council. Progression routes are available, and you can study further in dental related qualifications at Level 4:

  • Radiography
  • Oral Health Practitioner
  • Sedation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Good Time Keeping

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

This role will require you to have a Hep B inoculation, DBS- Disclosure Barring Service required. There will be exposure to bodily fluids – blood, saliva etc. You will be dealing with nervous patients and children in a very busy and fast paced environment.

About the employer

At Denbeigh House Dental Clinic, we believe that dental care should be comfortable, convenient, and affordable. We strive to provide our patients with a stress-free experience from start to finish, and we work hard to keep our prices competitive without sacrificing quality.

Employer

DENBEIGH HOUSE LTD

Address

117 Sutton Road,

Birmingham

United Kingdom

B23 5XB

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Training

Training provider

WALSALL 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

Kerry Hall

khall@walsallcollege.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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