Hill Avenue Dental Practice Dental Nurse Apprenticeship Level 3

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. You will need to remain calm under pressure and able to put people at ease. You will receive ongoing support, development and training to equip you with skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career.

You daily activities could include:-

Assisting the dentist with providing treatments to patients

Patient Care

Setting up and cleaning surgery

Sterilising Instruments

Updating Patient Records

Maintaining Equipment

Preparing instruments and materials for various treatments

Adhering to practice policies and procedures

During your apprenticeship you will development the skills required to support patients and dental staff in providing safe and effective treatment from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments.

Employer information

The practice provides high quality dental care to the local community and has been established for over 60 years, we now treat two or three generations of families in Amersham. We understand the needs of our patients, and ensure your treatment is done in complete confidence by properly trained and experienced staff who will make the experience comfortable. We will ensure that you are involved in decisions about your care. We provide the full range of NHS treatment (except orthodontics and sedation) We also provide treatment on a private basis, including cosmetic dentistry.

Additional information

Requirements

General

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English are desirable. If you do not have these grades, you will be required to complete Functional Skills.

Skill requirements

  • Communication skills
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Customer care skills
Prospects
Possibility of ongoing employment and further development following completion of the dental nursing qualification.
Training provided

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

End-Point Assessment (EPA)

On the job training

Considerations
We advise candidates to check the location of the setting before applying. If you are using public transport, please ensure you have researched the route and that a regular and reliable service is available. For Dental Nursing, it is a requirement to have a course of Hepatitis B and Covid Vaccines and a clear enhanced DBS.