Dental Nurse Apprenticeship

HALO DENTAL LTD

Ipswich, IP5 1LY

Closes on Friday 30 August

Posted on 4 July 2024


Summary

Halo Dental Practice are a Dental Practice who do the full spectrum of dentistry, from general dentistry tight to advanced implantology and oral surgery. They are a private practice serving the community of Kesgrave. Thay are currently looking for a Dental Nurse apprentice to join and learn within their team.

Annual wage
£15,392 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 - Saturday rota - with a day off in the week - between 8:45am and 5:30pm

37 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 9 September

Duration

1 Year 6 Months

Positions available

2

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

  • The learner will be studying the Dental Nurse (integrated) Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard, earning a qualification approved by the General Dental Council as a requirement to become a dental nurse.
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held.
  • Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date. 

Where you’ll work

Dental Surgery, 13 Penzance Road, Kesgrave

Ipswich

IP5 1LY

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

WEST SUFFOLK 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 4-9)

    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
    • Team working
    • Initiative

    Other requirements

    You will be given holiday pay and a supportive environment. The purpose of this role is to provide assistance to practicing clinicians, work with little supervision, and carry out duties to the highest standard.

    About this company

    We are a Dental Practice who do the full spectrum of dentistry, from general dentistry tight to advance implantology and oral surgery. We are a private practice serving the community of Kesgrave.

    After this apprenticeship

    Full time Nursing job with the potential of becoming a future treatment co-ordinator.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    WEST SUFFOLK COLLEGE

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000262763.

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    Closes on Friday 30 August

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