Dental Nursing Apprentice

Park Avenue Dental Practice

REDCAR, TS10 3LA

Closes in 15 days (Saturday 3 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 3 July 2024


Summary

Park Avenue Dental Practice are seeking a hardworking Level 3 Dental Nurse to join their team. The successful candidate will help out in and around the surgery as well as helping with admin duties.

Annual wage
£13,312 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
Days and shifts to be confirmed.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Saturday 10 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

  • Day release at Middlesbrough College 
  • On and off-the-job training 
  • Level 3 Dental Nursing Apprenticeship  
  • 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

15 PARK AVENUE

REDCAR

TS10 3LA

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

MIDDLESBROUGH 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:

    • Maths and English (grade C/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
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Administrative skills

    Other requirements

    This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change.  This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

    About this company

    Mike Barnett and Mike Pearson established Park Avenue Dental Practice in May 2004 and are expense-sharing partners. We are situated in Redcar, a coastal town in the North East of England, with a population of approximately 60,000. The building itself is jointly owned by ‘the Mikes’ and has undergone substantial renovation since it was purchased. The building (a 100 year-old shop unit with living accommodation above) had been, amongst other things, a butchers shop and also a youth training centre. The building now extends to 1500 square feet and has 5 surgeries. Most visitors to the practice are impressed by the internal layout and feeling of spaciousness. This is in addition to the ultra modern surgeries and facilities and being fully accessible for wheelchair users. The practice has worked hard to meet the high standards required for modern dentistry and we have been awarded the British Dental Association’s ‘Good Practice Scheme’ for the last three years. We are also a ‘training practice’ under the guidance of the Northern Deanery and we guide and mentor new dentists through their first year of practice. To achieve training practice status both Mikes and the practice team have demonstrated a commitment to regularly updating their knowledge and skills and the practice has passed regular inspections.

    After this apprenticeship

    • Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    MIDDLESBROUGH COLLEGE

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262497.

    Apply now

    Closes in 15 days (Saturday 3 August at 11:59pm)

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