Dental Nursing

Apprentice Dental Nurse

With The K Clinic
Working in Knutsford (view map)
Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Paying £124.80 per week
21 months duration

About the apprenticeship

Kclinic in Knutsford is looking to take on a Dental Nurse Apprentice.

Duties will include:

  • Provide chairside assistance with the dentist, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
  • Keep all clinical areas and 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
  • Ensure the care and welfare of patients
  • Accurately complete patient clinical records on the computer as directed and ensure they are accurately maintained and securely stored
  • 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.
  • Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted
  • Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
  • Order new stock supplies as necessary
  • Liaise with the 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 of general cleaning 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
Future Prospects

  • To become a qualified Dental Nurse on completion of the apprenticeship
  • Potential chance of full time employment