Sandygate Dental Clinic

Apprentice Dental Nurse - Advanced (Level 3)

Sandygate Dental Clinic (Employer)

Sheffield College, the (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £159.10
37.0 hours per week Days and shifts to be confirmed.
24 months (duration)
5 July 2021(start date)
Dental nurse (apprenticeship standard)
25 June 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

To develop professional skills to become a fully qualified and GDC registered Dental Nurse and provide nursing support to practice clinicians. You will understand and implement effective infection control and have a thorough understanding of the dental s


Reporting to the Lead Dental Nurse.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • To complete all activities as set by the training provider
  • To complete full in-house induction and training
  • To assist clinician in the maintenance of accurate written and computerised dental records
  • To listen and observe at all times and chaperone the dentist in surgery
  • To verbally communicate clearly, professionally, and politely with patients, clinicians, laboratories, and other colleagues. To give feedback if problems arise and if required, using appropriate tact and offer constructive suggestions for improvements within own area of expertise
  • To ensure the clinical workspace is a safe environment to carry our clinical procedures. Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy, and sterilised as appropriate according to the practice's health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions
  • Be familiar and comply with all policies, including HTM 01-05, GDPR and health and safety
  • To provide chair-side assistance to dentist or hygiene therapist
  • To monitor patients throughout their patient journey, ensuring their safety and comfort throughout
  • To complete the daily tasks and other daily and periodic tasks as requested by the lead dental nurse
  • To ensure the surgery is stocked, monitor, anticipate and report stock levels
  • At all times maintain an efficient and economical approach in regard to the cost of resources
  • To understand reception duties and guidelines
  • To cover reception as required
  • Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
  • To fully participate in all meetings
  • To complete any other tasks as requested by the Management Team

Future Prospects

Sustained employment with further valuable work experience for the committed and aspiring candidate prepared to work hard and learn and develop.

Reality Check

Sandygate Dental Practice is located at:

  • 17a Sandygate Road, Sheffield, S10 5NG

Skills Required

  • Administration skills
  • Communication skills
  • Team building skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Meticulous and able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • The ability to interact well with others in a cross functional environment
  • Resourceful, result-oriented, and strong sense of responsibility with initiative

Qualifications Required

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language, maths, and a science.

Training Provided

Level 3 Dental Nurse apprenticeship standard, which includes:

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