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Apprentice Dental Nurse

The Oral Health Practice
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. You will be responsible for maintaining accurate patient records and carrying out reception tasks, ensuring adequate levels of stock and also monitoring of health and safety, and infection control.

The Oral Health Practice - Employer

Dental Practice



18 months

This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.

Job Summary

GBP 111.00
The Oral Health Practice

Detailed Job Description

•Chairside support procedures

•The manipulation and application of dental materials across a range of dental treatments

•Obtaining the knowledge of and the ability to use a wide range of dental instruments and equipment relevant to dental procedures

•Decontamination and preparation of treatment rooms for a range of dental procedures

•Decontamination of dental devices using appropriate practice decontamination equipment after receiving the necessary vaccinations

•Decontamination equipment maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions

•Waste segregation and disposal in accordance with practice policies and procedures

•Use of the practice computer system and x-ray systems

•Completion of laboratory request forms and keeping records of all items sent, received and fitted

•Checking that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session

•Providing patient support in the form of reception duties, monitoring, supporting a reassuring the patient in surgery

•Promoting and maintaining patient confidentiality in relation to patient medical history, details of treatment, financial transactions or any conversation overheard

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required as training will be given

Skills required

•Good communication skills

•Professional telephone manner

•Good IT and organisation skills

•Ability to follow instructions

•Interest in working in the Dental Industry

Personal Qualities

•Be of good character



•Keen to learn

•Have good communication skills

•Conscientious and able to pay attention to detail


•Hard working

•Caring Manner

What does a typical placement look like

•Good communication skills

•Professional telephone manner

•Good IT and organisation skills

•Ability to follow instructions

•Interest in working in the Dental Industry

What you should wear

No formal qualifications required as training will be given

Future prospects

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

Additional Information

Training provided

NVQ in Dental Nursing Level 3

Functional Skills in English Level 2

Functional Skills in Maths Level 2

Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

4 days per week guaranteed 30 hours. Tuesday 7.45 – 18.00 , Wednesday 7.45 – 18.00, Thursday 7.45 – 18.00 and Friday 7.45 -17.00 Unpaid lunch break 12.30 – 1.30pm

Progress to Excellence Ltd - Learning Provider

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. 

For more information about this vacancy please contact Progress to Excellence Ltd on 0151 650 6933 or email: (Ref ID:94789)
Progress to Excellence Ltd

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