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Dental nursing apprenticeship

Job description
Your work will include all aspects of dental nursing. You may also be required to carry out any other duties to assist the smooth running of the practice.

Ideal for someone who is looking for a new challenge, or school leaver, motivated and is able to be flexible with hours. You will undertake an apprenticeship to gain your Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing. Wages to be discussed at interview.

In your role, you will:

  • Develop competence across a wide range of dental chairside support procedures
  • Develop knowledge of a wide range of practical treatment procedures and the relevant support necessary to ensure effective outcomes
  • Develop competence in the manipulation and application of dental materials across a wide range of dental treatment procedures
  • Develop a comprehensive knowledge and application of a wide range of dental instruments and other relevant equipment necessary during preparation for treatment procedures
  • Learn to prepare individual treatment rooms for a wide range of dental procedures
  • Develop and demonstrate competence in decontamination and sterilisation of medical and dental devices within clinical and non-clinical environments, ensuring appropriate records are completed
  • Be responsible as part of the clinical team for the care of the patient from arrival to completion of treatment
  • Under supervision carry out the following: reception duties, answering telephone, receiving mail, meeting and greeting of patients and/or carers, managing department diaries and day books, sending appointments by mail, maintenance of monthly recall systems, filing and pulling of patient records, maintenance and upkeep of all patient records and correspondence
  • Participate in audit procedures under the direction of appropriate clinicians
Entry requirements

Maths and English GCSE A*-C or equivalent

Skills required
  • Must be reliable and want to stay at the practice and see their apprenticeship through to completion. 
  • Must be a sensible, committed person. 
Personal qualities
  • Ambitious
  • Hard-working
  • Have a 'can do approach'
  • Motivated
  • Team player
  • Willing to learn and take on new challenges
  • A quick learner who is willing to take things on board
Qualifications taken
  • Level 3 Dental Nurse standard
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required
Employer description
At the Dental Health Centre in Witham, our highly qualified and experienced dentists specialise in creating beautiful, healthy and head-turning smiles for all of our patients. Whether you want to completely transform your appearance with a smile makeover, brighten up your smile with teeth whitening treatment, or simply maintain healthy teeth and gums for your family with regular check-ups and hygienist cleaning, we have the expertise and experience to make it happen. Our professional and fully equipped dentist practice is located in Witham, making it easily accessible from anywhere in Essex. Indeed our reputation for superb results and excellent client care means we attract patients from all over the county, including Braintree, Chelmsford, Tiptree, Colchester, and of course, Witham.
What next?
Possibility to become a full time employee on completion of apprenticeship.
Company
The Witham Dental Health Centre
Location
WITHAM / CM8 2AB
Salary
£200 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday,
Start date
29/07/2019
Application close date
26/07/2019
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