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Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship

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Job description

The Dental Suite based in West Bridgford are looking for a friendly and welcoming Dental Nurse to join their busy private practice. The Dental Suite pride themselves on their unique atmosphere and personal touch to patient care.

The Role:

The Dental Suite is recruiting a friendly and approachable apprentice Dental Nurse.

Within this role you will gain a full range of skills and experience pivotal to becoming a successful and qualified Dental nurse. If you are professional, confident and you are passionate about pursuing a career in the dental industry, this opportunity is not to be missed.

Duties within the role 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.

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 initial assessments, enrolment and one day every 2 weeks for training.

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: 30/10/2019

Possible start date: 04/11/2019

Skills required

  • Friendly and approachable, commitment to ensure patients receives the best possible service.
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines and to multi task in an organised manner.
  • To have an interest in the Medical / Healthcare environment.

Qualifications required

GSCE’s grade A*-C 9/4 to include English (or equivalent).

We do require candidates to have evidence that they have either GCSE maths at min grade C/4/Functional Skills Level 2 or English at at min grade C/4/Functional Skills Level 2 to be eligible for this apprenticeship.

Candidate requirements

  • Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation.
  • Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.
  • This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer’s address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions.
  • Reality Check.
  • Able to travel to the employers address easily.
  • Happy to attend college in Nottingham City Centre one day every 2 weeks during term time.

Training provided

You will complete the following on a day release basis once every 2 weeks at college:-

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing.
  • Diploma Level 3 Dental Nursing.
  • ERR - Employer Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Functional Skills maths Level 2 if required.
  • Functional Skills English Level 2 if required.

Future progression

Upon Successful completion of the programme registration with the General Dental Council will be applicable to all qualified Dental Nurses

Potential for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

Additional question
Please state what personal attributes, skills and any prior working experience that you feel makes you a good candidate for this vacancy.

Employer information

The Dental Suite has been established for over 20 years. Since its inception, the practice has strived for clinical and customer excellence. The practice has always attracted patients from all over the country and abroad due to its unique atmosphere and personal touch to patient care.

Address details:

Dental Surgery
Melton Road

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Reference number VAC001584080
Working week Monday – Friday.
Full range of shifts between 8.00am – 7.00pm

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 18 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Dental Nurse - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £175.00 (Weekly)

Wages explained

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