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Dental nursing apprenticeship

Job description
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.

Shown in the job description example below are key tasks, duties, and responsibilities that mostly make up the job description of dental nurses:

  • Open and close the surgery daily
  • Adhere to health and safety protocols as well as cross-infection to the highest standard
  • Ensure all dental instruments are correctly decontaminated
  • Set up for every patient
  • Provide the Dentist with the correct instruments and equipment
  • Serve as an assistant to the Dentist during treatment by passing relevant equipment and instruments to him, in the same vein retracting and aspirating if necessary
  • Mix and prepare materials
  • Write patient notes efficiently and correctly as dictated by the Dentist
  • Monitor patients from the entering the room, during treatment and after the surgery
  • Offer reassurance and support to patients
  • Carry out stock control
  • Greet patients and check them in
  • Answer the phone and deal with patient enquiries
  • Book appointments
  • Take payment
  • Liaise with laboratories and referral hospitals/practices.
Entry requirements
  • Maths and English GCSE A*-C or equivalent
Skills required
  • Have a 'can do approach'
  • Must be a teamplayer
  • Must have an outgoing personality as you will be interacting with patients
Personal qualities
  • Willing to learn and take on new challenges
  • A quick learner who is willing to take things on board
  • Ambitious
  • Hard-working
Qualifications taken
  • Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing that is recognised by the General Dental Council
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required
Employer description

2 Surgery Private practice in St Albans. The practice is located on the high street next to Santander Bank. There is 1 decon room and a CBCT x-ray.

What next?
Possibility to become a full time employee on completion of apprenticeship.
Company
Regency House Dental clinic
Location
ST. ALBANS / AL1 3NA
Salary
£174 per week
Working week
Monday - Saturday
Start date
28/10/2019
Application close date
25/10/2019
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