Apprentice Dental Nurse Herongate Dental Surgery

The apprenticeship in dental nursing is an 18-month government funded course where you will gain a City & Guilds Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing. The job entails assisting the dentist, sterilising equipment, reception and any other ad hoc duties as may be required.

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00

    The pay will increase as you gain more experience.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000255571

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The job entails assisting the dentist, sterilising equipment, reception and any other ad hoc duties as may be required.
  • Provide efficient and reliable chair-side support to Practice Clinicians.
  • The role will also require working in other areas of the practice such as reception, dealing with patient queries, answering the phone, taking payments and booking appointments.

The training you will be getting

  • This qualification is a level 3 advanced apprenticeship accredited by City & Guilds and is delivered nationwide through blended interactive E-Learning, enabling learners to access the course from anywhere in the UK.
  • Upon achievement the apprentice will be awarded a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3, which has been approved by the General Dental Council as meeting the requirements for entry to the professional register as a dental nurse.
  • Functional Skills English & maths level 2 qualifications unless already exempt.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • With experience you may be able to move into jobs like team manager, team leader or dental practice manager.
  • With further training you could become a dental therapist, helping a dentist carry out the more routine dentistry work. You could also become a dental hygienist, helping people to look after their teeth and gums.
  • You might decide to train as an orthodontic therapist helping dentists to improve the look and position of a patient's teeth.

Health careers:

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B. You will also need to pass a DBS check.

About the employer

Heralds Way Dental Clinic is a friendly and modern family practice located in South Woodham Ferrers. Since being established in 1981 we have evolved as a practice being guided by clinical excellence and leading industry standards. We aim to provide the highest quality dental and facial aesthetic treatments tailored to patient needs and expectations. Ensuring each patient is cared for consistently throughout their visit is important to us.

Employer

Herongate Dental Surgery

Address

2 HERALDS WAY

SOUTH WOODHAM FERRERS

CHELMSFORD

CM3 5TQ

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Training

Training provider

TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

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

Mary-Petra Obika

mary.obika@tempdent.co.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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