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Level 3 Dental Nursing Advanced Apprenticeship

Job description

Westdale Dental are looking for a friendly Apprentice Dental Nurse to join their team of expertise at their modern practice based in Mapperley, Nottingham. If you are looking to start your career as a dental nurse, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Additional monthly bonus available based on performance, time keeping and team work. Within this role as apprentice dental nurse you will gain exposure to multitude of treatments and develop a full range of skills and experience pivotal to becoming a successful and qualified Dental nurse. If you are professional, confident and keen to pursue a career in the dental industry, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

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

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: 01/12/2021

Possible start date: 02/12/2021

Skills required

  • Effective teamwork and communication using a range of skills
  • Ability to work independently and take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks
  • An understanding of impact of their work on others
  • Ability to adapt to change

Qualifications required

  • A* - C (9-4) GCSE in maths and English (or Level 2 Functional Skills equivalent)

Training provided

Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Functional Skills if required

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/dental-nurse-v1-1

  • 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 maths or English if required if not exempt Please note the college day release for this apprenticeship is due to start around February 2022 however the employer is wanting to find an apprentice to start employment with them before then
  • The day release is one day per fortnight at Nottingham College City Hub in Nottingham City Centre

Future progression

  • Possible permanent position on the 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 work as a Dental Nurse? What personal qualities and/or skills do you feel you have that make you a good candidate for this position

Second question
For the purposes of shortlisting your application against your travel to work, please say whether or not you drive and have access to your own vehicle, or will be using public transport

Employer information

Dental practice

Address details:

Westdale Dental Practice
406 Westdale Lane West
Mapperley
Nottingham
NG3 6DG

Map data is calculated from the available geolocation information.

Reference number VAC001777995
Working week Monday - Friday, Full range of shifts between 8.15am - 7.00pm

(37 hours per week)

Expected duration 21 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Dental Technology (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma) - Part-time
Salary £144.30 (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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