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Dental nursing apprenticeship

Job description
The practice has been established in Wetherby for over 25 years and provides high quality dental care for all. Glen Lea has a positive history with Trainee Dental Nurses and 5 students have stayed on with the practice since qualifying.

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.Duties will include: 

•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

Covering reception when required

Entry requirements

Must be motivated towards a career within Dental Nursing. Must be ambitious with a genuine interest in dentistry. Need to have good work ethics and be able to work well independently and as part of a team. Need Grade C or above in Maths and English.

Skills required
  • Willing to learn and take on new challenges
  • A quick learner who is willing to take things on board
  • Ambitious
  • Hard-working
Personal qualities
  • Have a 'can do approach'
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have an outgoing personality as you will be interacting with patients
Qualifications taken

Dental Nursing Level 3

Employer description
The practice has been established in Wetherby for over 25 years and provides high quality dental care for all. It is our philosophy to treat all patients as we wish to be treated ourselves and we aim for clinical excellence and to meet best practice with current guidelines
What next?
Possibility to become a full time employee on completion of the apprenticeship.
Company
GLEN LEA DENTAL PRACTICE
Location
Wetherby / LS22 6SL
Salary
£160 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday, alternate Saturdays
Start date
29/04/2019
Application close date
26/04/2019

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