Apprentice Dental Nurse Guidhall Dental

The apprenticeship in dental nursing is an 18-month government funded course: 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: 01 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    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 - 5.30pm. 8.00am - 1.00pm, 1 x Saturday a month.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000256412

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

Our patients and their families have been coming to Guildhall Dental in Bury St Edmund’s for many years and as such, we have been able to look after their smiles throughout their lives. Our new, purpose built dental practice can offer a variety of dental treatments at times convenient to you including two late nights per week and Saturday mornings. We are able to offer a number of cosmetic treatments including Invisalign, our clear braces system which is a popular choice with adults and children to straighten your front teeth without people knowing you are wearing a brace. Whiter, brighter teeth can be achieved with our tooth whitening system which is an easy way to make you look good and feel younger.

Employer

Guidhall Dental

Address

St. Andrews Street South

Bury St. Edmunds

IP33 3PH

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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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