Apprentice Dental Nurse (Level 3)

R A Arrowsmith

STOURPORT ON SEVERN, DY13 8XH

Closes in 2 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 24 June 2024


Summary

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to become an integral and vital part of the Arrowsmith Dental Practice. You will work in surgery greeting patients, putting them at ease and assisting the Dentist complete an array of tasks. Full training both in Practice and day release to complete Dental Nurse Level 3 Qualification.

Annual wage
£16,380 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 - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.00pm and Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm

35 hours a week

Possible start date

Saturday 31 August

Duration

1 Year 9 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 receive the Dental Nurse Level 3 standard qualification upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship
  • You will attend our Matthew Boulton Campus one day per week to complete your college portfolio
  • For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3
  • A Level 3 qualification which has been approved by the General Dental Council as meeting the requirements for entry to the professional register as a dental nurse

Where you’ll work

110 BEWDLEY ROAD

STOURPORT ON SEVERN

DY13 8XH

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

BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN 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 or above)
    • Maths (grade 4 or above)

    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
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    You will be required to embark on a course of vaccinations including Hepatitis B but these will be arranged by the Occupational Team at Arrowsmith Dental Practice.

    About this company

    The practice is based in a residential area approximately ¾ mile from the town centre of Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, in the heart of the Severn Valley. The practice building is a 3 storey, converted Edwardian semi-detached house, set in ample grounds and with its’ own car parking facilities. Situated on the ground floor is our reception, the principal dentist’s surgery, waiting room, and disabled toilet facilities. On the first floor there is a decontamination room, two further surgeries and a waiting room. There is a large training/staff room on the 2nd floor.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the right candidate could be offered a full-time role with progression on to more advanced learning programmes

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

    BMet Recruitment Team

    recruitment@bmet.ac.uk

    0121 362 1122

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260208.

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    Closes in 2 days (Monday 22 July at 11:59pm)

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