Dental Nursing

Apprentice Dental Nurse

With Mobberley Road Dental Practice
Working in Knutsford (view map)
Paying £144.30 per week
21 months duration

About the apprenticeship

Duties will include:
  • Provide chairside assistance with 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 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 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
  • Reception duties answering the phone in a professional manner, booking appointments using practice computers
  • Money handling, issuing receipts
  • Studying for Dental nurse diploma and registering with the GDC
Future Prospects

  • Full time position and career for the right candidates following the successful completion of the apprenticeship process and based on company finances at the time