Dental Nursing Apprentice

Truro Dental Health

TRURO, TR1 2NS

Closes in 11 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 2 July 2024


Summary

Truro Dental Health are offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as an Apprentice Dental Nurse. This is a great opportunity to gain an insight into the industry and develop new skills. The role will involve assisting in surgery, greeting patients, maintaining high standards of hygiene, and more.

Annual wage
£17,901 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 to Thursday 8.4am to 5.30pm / Friday 8.45 to 5pm

38 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September

Duration

1 Year 6 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 be working towards a Level 3 Dental Nurse Apprenticeship standard
  • You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required
  • You will be required to attend Cornwall College Camborne or Cornwall College St Austell on a weekly basis as part of the apprenticeship training

Where you’ll work

46 LEMON STREET

TRURO

TR1 2NS

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

CORNWALL 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 C/4)
    • Maths (grade C/4)

    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
    • IT skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Number skills
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Non judgemental
    • Patience

    Other requirements

    For the right candidate there might be an opportunity to start employment with the employer prior to the apprenticeship beginning. There is a staff carpark available to employee's.

    About this company

    Truro Dental Health is a dental practice. We aim to provide high quality dental care to all our patients. We have provided training for dental nurses for many years and have a large team of experienced dental nurses that can offer help to a trainee.

    http://www.trurodentalhealth.com (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Once qualified as a dental nurse the trainee can follow a number of routes. Some progress to university to qualify as a dentist, hygienist or therapist. Others prefer to stay as a dental nurse and take further qualifications in sedation, radiography.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    CORNWALL COLLEGE

    Ceri

    01209616103

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261622.

    Apply now

    Closes in 11 days (Wednesday 31 July at 11:59pm)

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