Bury Dental Practice

Apprentice Dental Nurse - Advanced (Level 3)

Bury Dental Practice (Employer)

Bury College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £161.85
39.0 hours per week Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 09:00 - 17:30 and Wednesday, Friday, 08:00 - 16:30.
24 months (duration)
15 February 2021(start date)
Dental nurse (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
5 February 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic person to train as a Dental Nurse in a small and friendly practice. The Apprentice will play an important team role in the day-to-day planning, organisation and smooth running of the practice, and to ensure all the practices objectives are met.


You will be completing a wide range of duties involved with assisting the Dentist in the care of customers.

This will include:

  • Chairside assistance – passing instruments to the Dentist
  • Updating patient records as instructed by the Dentist
  • Set up and prepare the surgery
  • Maintaining high standards of cleanliness and infection control
  • Keeping patient information confidential
  • Follow all workplace policies and procedures
  • Perform a receptionist service to customers, book appointments and welcome customers

Future Prospects

This vacancy is just for a contract to do your apprenticeship. There may be progression onto a permanent contract, but at the moment the employer cannot guarantee progression.

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good timekeeping skills
  • Have the ability to use your own initiative

Qualities Required

  • Friendly
  • Personable
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Eager to learn
  • Positive attitude
  • Genuine interest in this type of role

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English are preferred but not essential.

Training Provided

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

This is a work-based qualification with college attendance every Wednesday 15:00 - 18:30 term-time only. Some college attendance may also be required for Functional Skills.

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