- GMFJ Reference
37.50 per week
- Date Posted
- Start Date
Now Taking Applications
- Employment Type
Advanced Level 3
Hardhorn Dental Practice
Description of Opportunity
This vacancy is for an Apprentice Dental Nurse based in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.
The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.
The duties within this role include:
Assist the dentist / therapist / hygienist during all clinical procedures
Carry out and be responsible for all Health and Safety and Cross Infection policies and procedures within the dental surgery
Assist the dentist during all clinical procedures in the surgery, which will include fillings, root canal treatment, bridge crown and denture preparation and extractions
Assessments - this may also include minor oral surgery
Assist the hygienist with scale and polish and oral health promotion plus charting and periodontal assessments
Record and store notes, charting medical history and radiographs on either paper based or computerised systems
Reception duties which include answering the telephone, greeting patients, making appointments and recording them correctly on the system
Disposing of all waste correctly, including clinical, sharps, specialist, amalgam, and normal domestic
Assisting with the preparation of the patient and equipment during the taking of x-rays and processing and storing all images
For more information about this vacancy please contact Training 2000 Ltd on +44125454659 (Ref ID: 125597)
A good communicator and be willing to be part of a team supporting each other
The ability to make decisions and use their own initiative, have strong organisational skills, as well as having a caring nature and be comfortable talking to patients of ages
GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above in English and Mathematics or the equivalent.
Level 3 Diploma in Dental NursingFunctional Skills Level 2 in Maths and EnglishSafeguardingFirst AidPreparation for the end point assessment
The ability to work as an individual as well as when part of a team and be respectful to team members at all times
Be an excellent communicator at all levels, via telephone and face to face
Be able to use their own initiative
The successful candidate will work towards achieving a level 3 qualification in dental nursing with experience in a busy dental practice.
Upon completion of the Level 3 qualification, you will be an experienced and qualified dental nurse, and as such you can continue building up skills that will always be in demand. Career breaks and part time working are often possible. You could then progress to acquire specialist qualifications in areas such as sedation, dental radiography and oral health education.
You may take on more responsibilities as a trainer for other dental nurses or move into a management role within your dental practice, or decide to apply for a course to qualify as a dental hygienist or therapist.