Smile Care Centre Limited

Dental Nurse Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Smile Care Centre Limited (Employer)

Sheffield College, the (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £145.25
35.0 hours per week 35 hours per week, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
2 years (duration)
27 October 2020(start date)
Dental nurse (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
25 October 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Do you want to start you career as a Dental Nurse? If so, Smile Care Centre based in Chesterfield has a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice to join their team.


Purpose of the job 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 owner Nima Namin. Responsible to The practice owner, practice manager Amy Hurst and the dentist hygienist, therapist you are working with.

Employment duties:

  • Assist 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
  • Keep a log of your structured induction and on-going compliance training using Training Record template (M 222E) and ensure each training session is counter-signed by your supervisor a named GDC registrant
  • Work towards a nationally recognised qualification leading to the registration with the GDC
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures
  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all of the dental team
  • Liaise with the practice manager on all matters concerning administration, pay and conditions
  • Assist with reception duties and perform other clerical duties if required
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work Key tasks to be carried out under supervision

Develop and demonstrate competence in:

  • The chairside support procedures outlined in your Competence Record (M 225C)
  • 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 manufacturers 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 patients 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
  • Perform chaperoning duties for other clinical GDC registrants
  • Follow professional ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality
  • Perform reception duties
  • Answer telephone, receive mail, email
  • Meet and greet patients and/or carers
  • Manage the appointment book, send appointments by mail/email 
  • Maintain recall systems
  • File patient clinical records and correspondence securely and ensure they are kept up-to- date
  • Maintain and promote patient confidentiality in relation to patient medical history, details of treatment, financial transactions or any conversation overheard
  • Process patient payments
  • Attend agreed competence and development training
  • Induction and other structured in-house sessions
  • External training sessions leading to your qualification
  • Practice compliance meetings and training, including annual training for medical emergencies and CPR

Perform other tasks:

  • Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the principal
  • Report equipment failures or breakages to the practice manager
  • Bring to the attention of the principal or practice manager any concerns about aspects of the practice, its performance or the performance of others in the practice
  • Attend all practice meetings as requested
  • Perform any other tasks that are reasonably requested by the principal Statement of responsibilities This job description is a guide to responsibilities rather than a complete list of duties
  • It will be periodically reviewed and may be amended by agreement from time to time

Future Prospects

  • Possibility of full time employment subject to successful completion of Apprenticeship

Reality Check

Smile Care Centre Ltd is located: Jawbones Hill, Derby Road,Chesterfield S40 2EN The Sheffield College is located at: Granville Road, Sheffield, S2 2RL

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:

Skills Required

  • Information Technology
  • Administration Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Numeracy Skills
  • Listerning,Team Building Skills
  • Literacy Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Organisational Skills

Qualities Required

  • Meticulous and able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with 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 GCSE or numbered equivalent A-C grades including English, maths and Science

Training Provided

Apprenticeship standard - Dental Nurse Level 3 including end point assessment
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