- GMFJ Reference
44.00 per week
- Date Posted
- Start Date
Now Taking Applications
- Employment Type
Advanced Level 3
Description of Opportunity
The role of an Apprentice Dental Nurse encompasses:
Preparing and maintaining the dental equipment, instruments and materials within a dental surgery
Carrying out infection control and decontamination procedures
Recording dental charting carried out by clinicians
Preparing, mixing and handling dental materials
Providing chair-side support to dentists, therapists and hygienists throughout a range of dental procedures
Providing support and reassurance to patients
Providing administration support in making appointments, taking payments and dealing with paperwork
An experienced dental nurse will use his/her knowledge of dentistry to anticipate what is needed during treatment sessions, a skill that is highly valued by the clinician.
On completion of your probation period with the employer, you will be enrolled onto the college course and will gain a professional certificate - Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing at Level 3 which will enable you to register with the GDC as a dental care professional.
For more information about this vacancy please contact Sandwell College on 0121 667 5018 (Ref ID: 128521)
We expect a friendly, responsible attitude and positive approach to people. The dental nurse must be well presented and show a willingness to study. You must be team player with good written and verbal communication skills, excellent organisational skills and good manual dexterity. This role will require you to travel to other practices to cover, therefore you need to be able to adapt to new situations and work well using your own initiative.
To be accepted onto the apprenticeship, you must hold GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent Functional Skills at Level 2) in both maths and English.
College lessons are delivered by Sandwell College in the workplace/online.You will be trained in the City and Guilds Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental NursingEmergency first aid in the workplace qualification at Level 3End-Point Assessment (EPA)Completion of this qualification will enable candidates to register with the GDC as a qualified dental nurse. The practice also offers a full in-house training programme to cover the practical aspect of the job role.
Apprentices must maintain a high level of personal hygiene presenting a clean, neat, tidy, smart, safe and practical appearance at work. Apprentices attending training should not be wearing work uniform. Work uniform must not be worn entering or leaving the Practice. Footwear should be of a nature that protects the apprentice, flat closed toe shoes (not fabric).
Work tunics/scrubs should be presentable and clean every day. Jewellery worn must be consistent with health and safety and professional standards and must not obstruct or prevent an apprentice carrying out their duties. Small stud earrings and a wedding band are the only acceptable forms of jewellery.
Nails should be short and free of polish, false nails, including but not limited to, shellac, acrylic and gel will not be tolerated.
Hair must be kept clean and tied back, hairpieces are not tolerated.
Eyelashes must be natural, false eyelashes are not permitted.
Make up should be kept to a minimum to maintain a professional image.
There are a wide range of opportunities available to enable registered dental nurses to extend their clinical duties and develop their knowledge and skills within particular areas of interest, for example:
Oral health education
Sedation dental nursing
Orthodontic dental nursing
Special care dental nursing
Oral surgery dental nursing
Taking dental impressions
The application of topical fluoride
Dental nurses may also progress onto university to become a dental hygienist/therapist.