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Dental Nurse Apprenticeship

  • Application closing date: 30 Aug 2019 12:55


Busy and friendly dental practice based in a multi-functional Health Centre in Kirkby, offering a range of NHS and private dentistry services are looking for an apprentice to start their dentistry career.

Job Description

Dental Nurse duties would include:

  • Keep the clinical 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 manufacturers' instructions
  • Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
  • Provide chair side assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed
  • Handle all substances in accordance with Health and Safety policies
  • Be familiar and comply with all Health and Safety rules and guidance, including 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
  • 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 may be required to develop skills and abilities
  • Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
  • Follow confidentiality policies
  • Report adverse incidences
  • Arrive 15 minutes before start of surgery to set up
  • Leave surgery clean and tidy
  • Clean all necessary filters at end of day
  • Disinfect all surfaces at end of day Develop and file radiographs and change radiographic solutions as directed Clean thoroughly the surfaces, sinks, floors and windows of the surgeries
  • Empty designated waste bins containing non-clinical waste
  • Act in accordance with practice rules and code of conduct
  • Any other duties which from time to time may be necessary

Candidate Requirements

Desired skills

  • You should have good communication skills
  • Must be very self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Be highly organised

Personal qualities

  • You will be a friendly, outgoing person
  • A passion to build a career in the dental industry

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in English and maths are preferable but not essential.

Employment Details

  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Hours: 40
  • Pay: £156.00 Weekly

Additional Information

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed your apprenticeship, you may be given the opportunity to continue in your role or progress onto an alternative support role within the company, where you will receive support and training.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

How to Apply

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