Trainee Dental Nurse (Apprenticeship)
Blandford and Dorchester
We are recruiting for a general practice that is looking for an enthusiastic candidate who is eager to begin their career in the dental industry as a dental nurse apprentice/trainee.
In this role, you will learn whilst you earn and full training will be provided, so you don’t need any specific experience. You’ll work with senior team members to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviour to become an accredited dental nurse, whilst working,
To be considered a suitable candidate, you will need to demonstrate a desire to have a career in this industry, have a passion for patient care and be committed to good customer service.
Duties to include:
Follow practice open and close procedures to ensure patient comfort, safety, and confidence in our service
Ensure that the clinic and associated areas are organised so that patients are treated in an efficient and safe manner.
Work as a team with either a dentist/hygienist/therapist to ensure the patient receives the highest level of care and experience consistently.
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’ instruction.
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 and materials are available
Ensure the care and welfare of patients
Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed and make sure they are secure
Complete logs of infection control and audit on a daily basis to open and close the clinic
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
Process and file radiographs as directed
Learn how to operate digital scanning equipment and photography equipment within the scope of practice for a dental nurse
Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery and keep this in an organised manner
Order new stock supplies as necessary being aware of the budget and with permission of the Practice Manager
Supervise locum members of staff when required and take them through an induction of clinic procedures to aid the smooth running of the day and your work. Sign timesheets where necessary and locum contracts
Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored
Ensure that the patient details are correct, and the recall has been set properly
Assist with wellness testing carried out at the practice
Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
Attend and participate in practice meetings
Assist in the organisation of internal marketing events including e shots and promotions
Check the message book and ensure that all messages are dealt with from the day before. Record any new messages and store book secure
Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice (including the duties and tasks of the 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
Work at other practice locations from time to time as required
Answer the telephone in the prescribed manner using your name as part of the greeting
Assist with booking or cancelling appointments when needed
Welcome all patients arriving at the practice introducing yourself
Collect and record patient payments when needed
About the Apprenticeship
The Dental Nurse Level 3 apprenticeship will be delivered by Exalt-Training. Find out more about the programme.
The Apprenticeship Programme will last for 18 months and you will achieve an accredited recognised qualification, allowing you to register with the GDC.
We will support you to gain your Functional Skills if you require them in Maths and English.
Block training is complemented by a combination of regular coaching visits from one of our experienced Coaches as well as Virtual Classroom sessions and E-Learning modules
This is a great opportunity for somebody with good interpersonal skills who is caring and considerate.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org