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Trainee dental nurse apprenticeship

Job description
Handside Dental Surgery are looking to recruit an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join their team of qualified and experienced dentists. Located on the residential west side of Welwyn Garden City the practice services NHS, Private clients specialising in the care of the whole family.

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 show empathy be able to put people at ease and able to work under pressure and reliable as a team player.

You will receive ongoing support, development and training to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career.

Duties include:

Assisting dental care professionals with various treatments - side chair assistants
Providing support to patients during treatment
Decontamination of dental instruments
Preparing and maintaining the clinical environment
Updating patient records using dentally software
Customer service; meeting and greeting client to resolving patient enquiries
Ensuring that the practice health and safety policy is adhered to

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 based at our dental clinic.

Benefits:

Dental Nurse tunic uniform provided
Full training and CPD support to ensure that you become a qualified dental nurse
Modern practice working environment

Entry requirements

Holds a good command of English and able to use their own initiative.

Maths and English GCSE at grade D or above 

Skills required
  • Willing to learn and take on new challenges
  • A quick learner who is willing to take things on board
  • Ambitious
  • Prides themselves with a common sense ‘can do approach’
  • Hard-working
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have an outgoing personality as you will be interacting with patients
  • Reliable approach and have a passion to start a career as a dental nurse
Personal qualities
  • Willing to learn and take on new challenges
  • A quick learner who is willing to take things on board
  • Ambitious
  • Prides themselves with a common sense ‘can do approach’
  • Hard-working
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have an outgoing personality as you will be interacting with patients
  • Reliable approach and have a passion to start a career as a dental nurse
Qualifications taken

Dental Nursing Qualification Level 3
Functional skills in Maths and English if required 

Employer description
Handside Dental Surgery is a NHS, Private and Denplan practice specialising in the care of the whole family. We are located on the residential west side of Welwyn Garden City. The practice has ample parking locally. Patients can book their dentist appointments with us either over the phone, by email or by calling in to see us.
What next?
Long term career within this surgery on completion of your dental nursing qualification.
Company
Handside Dental Surgery
Location
WELWYN GARDEN CITY / AL8 6SZ
Salary
£132.6 per week
Working week
Monday - Friday
Start date
15/04/2019
Application close date
14/04/2019
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