Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship - Dentalcare Langley Ltd at Temp Dent Dental Agency Limited

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Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship - Dentalcare Langley Ltd

Duties/responsibilities to include:

  • Keep the cleaning 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 manufacturer’s instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturer'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

  • Level 3 Dental nurse apprenticeship standard

All underpinning knowledge towards the advanced apprenticeship level 3, including the Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate

Personal qualities

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

Desired qualifications

GCSE (or equivalent) A*-C (4-9) in English and maths are accepted.

Functional Skills level 2 in English and maths are accepted.

A-levels (or equivalent) in English and maths grade E or above will be accepted.

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.

About TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

Serving as an NHS dentist in Langley and Slough is a privilege and we want to help care for our patient’s health. If you are in a number of at-risk groups, you can receive a free vaccination from the pharmacy in our building, Langley NHS Pharmacy.

Being part of one of the UK's leading dental groups is an advantage. Specialists of every kind are available, as is the best technology and a great philosophy. Every decision is driven by our patients, with your input always taken into account.

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