Apprentice dental nurse CUMBRIA SMILES LTD

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Kirkby Stephen. As an Apprentice Dental Nurse, you will help the dentist in performing any type of dental care treatment and processes.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 26 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00

    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

    Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday between 8:45am-5:15pm Friday between 8:15am-5:15pm

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    3 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000256368

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The duties within this role include:

  • Assist the dentist/therapist/hygienist during all clinical procedures.
  • Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery.
  • Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation and extractions.
  • Assessments, this may also include minor oral surgery.
  • Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments.
  • Record and store notes, charting, medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerised systems.
  • Reception duties which include answering the telephone, greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system.
  • Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic.
  • Assisting with the preparation of the patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing all images.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing.
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English.
  • Safeguarding.
  • First Aid.
  • Preparation for the end point assessment.
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in dental nursing with experience in a busy dental practice.

Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. You could then progress to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health education.

You may take on more responsibilities as a trainer for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice or decide to apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 (C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4 (C)) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact the company direct. Please note; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

At Cumbria Smiles we are dedicated to providing high quality, preventative and restorative dental treatments in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our dental practice is based in Kirkby Stephen and serves patients from across Cumbria. Our patients personal wellbeing and happiness is at the heart of everything we do and our team of carefully selected professionals will work with you to ensure that you receive the treatment that is right for you. Passionate about your care, our highly trained staff will ensure that you are well informed and confident in any treatment that you decide to undergo with us.

Employer

CUMBRIA SMILES LTD

Address

23 MARKET SQUARE

KIRKBY STEPHEN

CA17 4QT

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Training

Training provider

TRAINING 2000 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

Lauren Reddaway

lauren.reddaway@t2000.co.uk

0125454659

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


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Jul 2024