Apprentice Dental Nurse

Harriet Ellis Recruitment Group
17 Jul 2019
18 Jul 2019
Job Type
Contract Type
We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Dental Nurse to join our friendly and busy dental practice.
The role of a dental nurse is to assist the dentist with all clinical aspects within the surgery. This includes but is not exhaustive to:
  • Greet and care for all patients in a polite and courteous manner at all times.
  • Work closely with the dentist in a professional and appropriate manner.
  • Provide chair side assistance during all dental procedures.
  • Update computer records and taking notes.
  • Cleaning surgeries to a high level, maintaining strict cross infection controls.
  • Preparing instruments and materials during treatments.
  • Carry out reception and administrative tasks where required.
  • Working week
    • Full time, 30-40 hours per week. Days and shifts TBC. Flexibility may be required as you progress.
    • Total hours per week: 30.00- 40.00
  • Weekly wage
GBP117.00 - GBP246.30 per week
Things to consider
The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is GBP3.90 per hour as of 1st of April 2019. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are GBP6.15 an hour for 18-20 year olds; GBP7.70 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and GBP8.21 for those over 25.
  • Expected apprenticeship duration
18 months
  • Apprenticeship level
Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills
  • The successful candidate must be reliable, organised, with good communication skills, computer literate, and keen to learn.
  • You must be of a smart and professional appearance at all times, wearing a clean, presentable uniform and have a positive attitude.
Personal qualities
  • You will have a calm, confident and reassuring manner and the ability to relate well to people, including children and those with special needs.
  • You will have a positive and flexible approach to work.
  • Experience is not necessary, however we are looking for ambitious, hard-working and committed individuals.
Desired qualifications
  • GCSE, or equivalent, Maths and English Grade C and above.
You will be required to have a Hepatitis B injection and pass a DBS check.
Future prospects
  • A great opportunity to secure long term employment with an employer whom has a wonderful vision and admirable values in conjunction with continuing with your professional development.
Training to be provided
The Dental Nurse apprenticeship offers a genuine job in a Dental Practice with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It will develop the skills, knowledge, and behaviours of your apprentice to operate competently in all aspects of clinical responsibilities.
It will also provide them with the relevant qualification to apply for professional registration as a Dental Nurse to the General Dental Council (GDC).
What you will study:
  • Cross infection
  • Anatomy
  • Radiography
  • Oral hygiene
  • Orthodontics
  • Restoration
  • Legislation
  • First aid
  • Health and Safety
You will complete on and off the job training whilst you are fully supported throughout, progressing to gateway and endpoint assessment.
Read more on our Harriet Ellis website!