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Apprentice Dental Nurse - Euston Place Dental Practice - Leamington Spa

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Employer: Euston Place Dental Practice

Duties: 

Provide clinical support to dentists, hygienists and patients under supervision, assist with reception or any clerical duties as required and perform such other tasks as reasonably requested by the practice management.

Some duties include:

  • Assisting the dentist, hygienist or therapist by providing dental chairside support duties relevant to stage of competence under supervision of a named GDC registrant in accordance with the GDC guidance for trainee dental nurses
  • Work towards a nationally recognised qualification leading to the registration with the GDC

Develop and demonstrate competence in:

  • The chairside support procedures
  • The manipulation and application of dental materials across a range of dental treatment procedures
  • Knowledge and application of a wide range of dental instruments and equipment relevant for dental procedures
  • Decontamination and preparation of treatment rooms for a range of dental procedures
  • Decontamination of dental devices using appropriate practice decontamination equipment after receiving the necessary vaccinations
  • Decontamination equipment maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Waste segregation and disposal in accordance with the practice policies and procedures
  • Use of the practice computer and X-ray systems
  • Completion of laboratory request forms and keeping records of all items sent, received and fitted
  • Checking that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session

Provide patient support by:

  • Liaising with reception over appointments for each patient
  • Escorting patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirming the patient’s medical history is up-to-date and communicating to the dentist [hygienist/therapist] any change in medical history or problems that he/she has noted
  • Monitoring, supporting and reassuring patients
  • Supporting the patient and colleagues if there is an emergency
  • Providing appropriate advice to patients
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures
  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all of the dental team

Weekly wage: £163.40

Working week: Variable shift pattern within Practice opening hours. Monday to Thursday between 8am and 7pm, & Friday between 8am and 4pm.

Total hours per week: 38.00

Expected duration: 28 months

Possible start date: 23 August 2021

Personal qualities: 

  • Considerate
  • Caring
  • Flexible
  • Team Player
  • Highly Motivated
  • Keen interest in dental nursing and a willingness to learn

Desired qualifications:

  • 5 x GCSE grades 9-4 (A*-C) in English and maths or equivalent qualifications
  • GCSE grade 4 (C) or above in Science or equivalent qualification is preferable

Apprentice Dental Nurse - Euston Place Dental Practice - Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa, UK
Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeship

Published on 21 Jul 2021

Deadline 8 Aug 2021

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