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Dental nurse apprenticeship

Job description
Taptonville House Dental, situated in leafy Broomhill has been providing dental care for over ten years. It is well appointed with generous waiting areas and surgeries to create a calm and professional atmosphere.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an apprentice to join a dental practice, based in Sheffield. We are a very busy dental practice with a great team of dedicated dental professionals all striving to deliver excellent patient care.  This practice is part of Dental Partners and offers a lot of support and incentives for Employees across the board. Really good prospects for advanced training and also for the higher rate of pay once qualified. No experience is necessary as full training will be provided.

As an Apprentice Dental Nurse 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. You will receive ongoing support, development and training to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career. Your daily activities could include:

•  sterilising instruments

• updating patient records

• maintaining equipment

• preparing instruments and materials for various treatments

• being responsible for infection control in the dental surgery

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

•Tidy waiting area when needed

*Cover reception area when needed

 

Entry requirements

English and Maths at Grade A-C

Skills required

Enthusiasm and desire to become a dental nurse. Commitment to an 18 month qualification. 

Personal qualities

An enthusiastic person with good communication skills and work well with the team. Must have an interest within the Dental industry and the career paths that present themselves from it.

Qualifications taken

Dental Nursing Diploma 
Function skills in Maths and English (if required) 
On the job training 

Employer description
Taptonville House Dental, situated in leafy Broomhill has been providing dental care for over ten years. It is well appointed with generous waiting areas and surgeries to create a calm and professional atmosphere.
What next?
Potential position within this surgery once training is completed.
Company
TAPTONVILLE HOUSE LIMITED
Location
Sheffield / S10 5EA
Salary
£240 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday
Start date
09/12/2019
Application close date
06/12/2019
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