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Level 3/Advanced Dental Nurse Apprentice

Job description

Features Nottingham is looking for a friendly and caring apprentice dental nurse to join their practice. This is a fantastic opportunity for a candidate that is passionate about pursuing a career as a Dental Nurse.

Duties within the role include:

  • Working chairside, with a dentist in a busy private 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 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: 03/01/2022

Possible start date: 06/01/2022

Skills required

  • Hard-working
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Good teamwork

Qualifications required

GSCE's grade A*-C/9-4 to include English and maths (or Functional Skills Level 2 equivalent).

Training provided

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

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing - https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/dental-nurse-integrated-v1-2
  • Diploma Level 3 Dental Nursing
  • Functional Skills maths Level 2 if required OR Functional Skills English Level 2 if required

Please note that apprenticeship standards require candidates to sit an end point assessment at the end of their apprenticeship to be able to pass.

More details in link above and also below Assessment method

  • Knowledge Test Assessment method
  • Observation of Practice Assessment method
  • Interview underpinned by a portfolio

Future progression

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.

First question
Why do you want to become a Dental Nurse? Please state what skills and/or personal qualities you feel you have that will make you a good candidate for this apprenticeship.

Second question
For the purposes of shorltisting your vacancy from your commute from home to the employers location please state how you will be travelling to work. As the vacancy is Nottingham City centre the parking is very expensive per day. However there are several park & rides if you drive.

Employer information

Features Nottingham provide excellent private dental care catering towards individual needs, concerns and lifestyle.

Address details:

Bear Dental Ltd
112 Mansfield Road
Nottingham
NG1 3HL

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Reference number VAC001792759
Working week Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm, Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm

(35 hours per week)

Expected duration 21 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Dental Nurse - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £210.00 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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

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