Dental Nursing

Dental Nurse Apprentice

Company
With Globe
Location
Working in Nantwich (view map)
Level
Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Salary
Paying £157.70 per week
Duration
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 towards the Diploma in Dental Nursing leading to registration with the General Dental Council
Future Prospects

Upon achievement of the Diploma in Dental Nursing you will be eligible to register with the General Dental Council.

Further qualifications available:

Radiography, Sedation, Combined Hygiene/Therapy, Practice Management.