Apprentice Dental Nurse Drury Lane Dental Care

Provide efficient and reliable chair-side support to Practice Clinicians. The role will also require working in other areas of the practice such as reception, dealing with patient queries, answering the phone, taking payments and booking appointments.

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Apprenticeship summary

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
  • Unspecified wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Date posted

    19-03-2020

  • Expected start date

    20-04-2020

  • Closing date

    19-04-2020

  • Standards

    Dental nurse

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced

  • Reference number

    VA1628440

  • Training Provider

    TEMP DENT DENTAL AGENCY LIMITED

  • Location

    London


Requirements and prospects

Desired Skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate

Personal qualities

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

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent at A*-C/9-4 in maths and English are accepted, GCSE or equivalent at grade D/3 will be considered
  • Functional Skills level 2 in maths and English are accepted, level 1 will be considered
  • A-levels or equivalent in maths or English 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.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the Employer

At our Central London practice, you can enjoy the latest teeth whitening and dental treatments delivered by our highly trained dentists in a stress-free, relaxed and comfortable environment. Nothing is more beautiful than a healthy smile. It looks great to those around you and makes you feel good. Drury Lane Dental Care provides a wide range of dental services in Covent Garden London.

We are proud to be one of the UK’s few 100% completely mercury free dental practices. Our team of dentists, specialists, nurses and hygienists pride themselves in the quality of their work. Utlising the latest techniques we help all our patients achieve their perfect smile, in a timely manner.

Employer

Drury Lane Dental Care

http://www.dldc.co.uk/