A great opportunity for an apprentice to provide chair-side assistance to the Dentist and ensure the care and welfare of patients greeting and welcoming patients to the Practise.
NHS Dental practice
Possible Start Date: 15/03/2019
Programme Duration: 18 months
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Follow the training provided and instructions given on how to assist dentist and carry out decontamination processKeep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions.Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order.Provide chair-side assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available.Ensure the care and welfare of patients.Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed.Handle all substances in accordance with health and safety policies.Be familiar and comply with all health and safety rules and guidance, including PPE, COSHH, mercury handling, infection control, waste disposal etc.Develop radiographs as directed.Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted.Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery and ask the Lead Nurse to order new stock supplies as necessary.Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored and liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records.Attend and participate in practice meetings.Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practiceReception duties: ensure that the reception desk is organised in an efficient manner and patients are looked after during their visit to the practice.Answer the telephone in the prescribed manner, welcome all patients arriving at the practice, ensure that the appointment system is efficient and accurate, collect and record patient payments.Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct.
Good standard of Maths and English
Good communication skillsProfessional telephone mannerGood IT and organisation skillsAbility to follow instructionsInterest in working in the Dental Industry
Conscientious and able to pay attention to detailFlexibleHard workingCaring Manner
When you've successfully completed your Apprenticeship you may be given the opportunity to continue in your role or progress onto an alternative support role within the company where you'll receive full training and support.
Dental Nursing Level 3
Working week - Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.00am – 6.00pm with one hour for lunch. Practise closes at 13.00pm on a Friday.
Progress to Excellence Ltd is a national training provider offering apprenticeships and commercial training throughout England. They offer qualifications in sectors including childcare, dental nursing, health and social care, customer service and business administration. Progress to Excellence Ltd is an Ofsted graded 'Good' training provider who works with over 1,000 employers and 3,000 learners.
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