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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 nursing apprenticeship

Job description
Provide clinical support to dentists, hygienists and patients under supervision, assist with reception or any clerical duties as required and perform such other tasks as reasonably requested by the practice owner Alison Thompson.

Employment duties

 

Assist dentist, hygienist or therapist by providing dental chairside support duties relevant to stage of competence under supervision of a named GDC registrant in accordance with the GDC guidance for trainee dental nurses

Keep a log of your structured induction and on-going compliance training using Training Record template (M 222E) and ensure each training session is counter-signed by your supervisor – a named GDC registrant

Work towards a nationally recognised qualification leading to the registration with the GDC

Follow all practice policies and procedures

Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all of the dental team

Liaise with the practice manager on all matters concerning administration, pay and conditions

Assist with reception duties and perform other clerical duties if required

Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work

Develop and demonstrate competence in

    • The chairside support procedures outlined in your Competence Record (M 225C)
    • The manipulation and application of dental materials across a range of dental treatment procedures
    • Knowledge and application of a wide range of dental instruments and equipment relevant for 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 the practice policies and procedures
    • Use of the practice computer and X-ray systems
    • Completion of laboratory request forms and keeping records of all items sent, received and fitted
Entry requirements

GCSEs at grades A-C (or equivalent) in Maths and English.

Skills required

Hard working

Polite

Good communication skills

Ability to cope well under pressure

Personal qualities

MUST HAVE EMPATHY AND BE CARING.  REALISE THAT SOMETIMES PATIENTS CAN OVER RUN WORKING TIMES.  MUST LIKE PEOPLE AND BE HAPPY TO CHAT AND MAKE SOMEONE FEEL COMFORTABLE.  BE SMART, TIDY AND ORGANISED.  COPE WELL UNDER PRESSURE.

GENERALLY, JUST BE A LOVELY HUMAN BEING!

Qualifications taken

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing that is recognised by the General Dental Council
Employer description

WE AREA MULTI AWARD WINNING PRACTICE SUITUATED IN A CONVERTED BARN, ON A FARM IN BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SURROUNDINGS NEAR HAILSHAM. WE ARE EXPERTS IN TREATING NERVOUS PATIENTS AND OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE IS SECOND TO NONE.

 

 

 

What next?
Possibility to become a full-time employee upon completion of the apprenticeship.
Company
The Dental Barn Ltd
Location
HAILSHAM / BN27 3QG
Salary
£220 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday
Start date
09/12/2019
Application close date
06/12/2019
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