Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship - Smile Impressions at Temp Dent Dental Agency Limited

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Dental Nurse Level 3 Apprenticeship - Smile Impressions

Duties/responsibilities will include:

  • 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

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

  • GCSE or equivalent A*-C (4-9) in maths and English are accepted
  • Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English are accepted
  • A-levels in maths or English grade E or above will be accepted
  • Or equivalents

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). 

About TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

We are a team of dedicated dentists who take pride in what we do. We look after your teeth in a relaxed and friendly environment.

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