Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship - Ferryhill at Burgess & Hyder

Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Location:
Ferryhill
Salary:
Less than £ 10,000
Deadline:
12th December 2020
Role May Involve:
Health & Social Care Services

Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship - Ferryhill

Responsibilities:

  • Keep the cleaning areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate, according to the practice's Health & Safety and infection control procedures and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacture's 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 patients’ 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 PPE, COSHH, Mercury Handling, infection control, waste disposal, etc.
  • Develop and file radiographs and change radiographic solutions as directed
  • Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Order*/ask the practice manager*/receptionist to order new supplies as required
  • 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 it 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

Training to be provided

Advanced Dental nurse Standard.

All underpinning knowledge towards the Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 and functional skills (where applicable), including the Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Friendly
  • Presentable
  • Reliable
  • Good team player

Desired qualifications

Applicants should have maths & English GCSE grade A*-C/9-4 or Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2. However, if applicants have attained qualifications of similar level we will review this on a case by case basis.

Future prospects

With experience you may be able to move into jobs like team manager, team leader or dental practice manager.

With further training you could become a dental therapist, helping a dentist carry out the more routine dentistry work. You could also become a dental hygienist, helping people to look after their teeth and gums.

You might decide to train as an orthodontic therapist helping dentists to improve the look and position of a patient's teeth.

Health Careers has information on careers in all areas of the dental team.

Things to consider

You will be required to be immunised against Hepatitis B and to pass a DBS check.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About Burgess & Hyder

Our strength is being devoted to providing the highest quality dental care from a large network of experienced team members that include 30 dentists, 7 dental therapists, 2 dental hygienists, 2 oral health educators and 60 nurses and support staff. We are committed to providing oral health care to over 75000 patients across the group, who remain loyal to us because we care.

How to apply

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