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of tutors as ‘good’ or better in teaching observations

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of learning make progress in-line with plan

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Dental nurse apprenticeship

Job description
As a Dental Nurse Apprentice you will be assisting with all clinical aspects within the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care so you need to be unflappable under pressure and able to put people at ease.

During your Apprenticeship you’ll develop the skills required to support patients and dental staff in providing safe and effective treatment from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments.

Keep 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

•Always ensure the care and welfare of patients in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner

•Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed

•Observe patient confidentiality at all times

•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

•Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery

•Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored

•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 practice (perhaps including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required)

•Undergo training as may be required to develop your skills and abilities

•Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR

•Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct

•Follow practice dress code

Entry requirements

Maths and English GCSE A*-C or equivalent

Skills required

GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above Essential

Personal qualities

Ambitious

Hard-working

Have a 'can do approach'

Must be a team player

Must have an outgoing personality as you will be interacting with patients

Willing to learn and take on new challenges

A quick learner who is willing to take things on board

Qualifications taken

Level 3 qualification in Dental Nursing

Maths and English Functional Skills if required

ERR Employment Rights and Responsibilities

PLTS Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Dental nurse

Employer description
Situated in the heart of the idyllic market town of Beverley, Perfect 32 has provided exceptional dental care since 2006. We’re proud of our reputation for offering the best dental care in the region with our gentle and supportive approach. Our patients can be reassured that they will be treated in a warm and welcoming manner. Our approach to dental care is focussed on prevention of dental disease, and where treatment is necessary, to treat it with the latest techniques and the highest quality materials.
What next?
Possibility to become a full time employee on completion of apprenticeship.
Company
Perfect 32 Dental Care
Location
BEVERLEY / HU17 9HZ
Salary
£160 per week
Working week
Monday to Friday
Start date
28/05/2019
Application close date
24/05/2019

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