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Apprentice Dental Nurse

Job description

Loughborough Road dental practice located in West Bridgford is looking for a friendly and welcoming Apprentice Dental Nurse to join their busy practice. Typical tasks you will be trained to carry out include supporting the dentist/hygienist with dental charting, mixing materials for fillings, making the patients feel at ease whilst there.

Within this role you will gain key skills pivotal in becoming a successful dental nurse in a surgery with a dedicated and highly qualified team.

Duties include:

  • Working chairside, with a dentist/hygienist in a busy dental practice
  • To ensure Health and Safety is adhered to at all times in surgery
  • To be professional at all times
  • To ensure you have good communication at all times
  • To make patients feel at ease and comfortable at all times
  • To innovate ideas and initiate action to improve the overall perception of the practice, ensuring its good name continues
  • To ensure all facilities are presented to the highest levels of cleanliness and comfort
  • To be aware of all Health & Safety issues within the practice, to constantly implement and assess procedures drawing attention to any unsafe practices
  • To make sure all parts of the practice are safe and secure when not in use
  • To cover duties of such other members of staff as required
  • To undertake any other duties as may be required to assist in the running of the Dental Practice
  • Portray a professional and positive image of the Dental Practice, wearing the uniform provided whilst on duty

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 30/06/2023

Possible start date: 03/07/2023

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

  • GCSE or equivalent English & Maths Grade C/4/Level 2 equivalent (Essential)

Dental Nurse Standard Level 3

Please note that the apprenticeship standards require the apprentice to sit an End Point Assessment. Please refer to above link for more information.

Functional Skills Level 2 in English OR maths if required.

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer's address. You will only need to attend college in Nottingham City Centre for one day every 2 weeks for training.

Please note employment can start once they find the right candidate, but the next college day release will start around September/October 2023.

Potential opportunity for ongoing employment as a qualified dental nurse within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Employer information

At Loughborough Road we are committed to providing high-quality family focused dental treatment.

Address details:

Loughborough Road Dental Practice

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Reference number VAC1000147543
Working week Monday – Friday
8.30am – 5.30pm
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 21 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Dental Nurse - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £12,480.00 (Annually)

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).