Reporting to the Practice Manager: Duties and responsibilities will include:
- Greeting patients Chair side assistance to the dentist during restorative and surgical procedures. Record patient's clinical notes in computer
- Clean and prepare surgery between patients
- Clean used instruments after patients
Additionally you will be expected to act as receptionist when necessary with routine clerical tasks:
- Handling payments
- Booking appointments
- Answering phone
Attend Charles Clifford Dental Hospital within the duration of the apprenticeship to study: Dental anatomy, Oral diseases, medical emergencies, dental radiography and sterilisation. You will learn about oral health promotion and preventative dentistry techniques. Some units will focus on patient care and management and you will cover legal and ethical issues.
Sustained employment with registration to the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse.
Candidates will need to ensure sustainable transport to reach our location at: 719 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8TG Also be aware of the surgical environment with lots of standing during the day.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
- Communication Skills
- Team Building Skills
- Literacy Skills
- Organisational Skills
- High level of professional presentation
- Literate and numerate
- Confident and caring manner with patients and colleagues
- Team player
- Strong work ethnic
- Able to maintain confidentiality
- A 'can do' attitude
Apprentices will be required to have 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4, including English Language, maths and Double Science.
Apprentice Standard Dental Nurse (Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing).
On completion, the apprentice must register with the General Dental Council as a qualified Dental Nurse Includes End Point Assessment.
College attendance 1 day per week at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital 18 months, one-to-one training in the workplace and assessor visits every 6-8 weeks.