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Vacancy Details - Oldham College

Apprentice Dental Nurse

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dentist. Duties will include assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients, reception duties and decontamination/sterilising in the surgery.

Vacancy description:
This is a fantastic opportunity to progress into an exciting dental career. We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic individual to work alongside the dentist. Duties will include assisting in the provision and delivery of dental care to patients, reception duties and decontamination/sterilising in the surgery. In-house training will be given by an experienced team and the Apprenticeship qualification will be provided by Oldham College. The ideal candidate will have grade Cs GCSE or above in English and Maths. They must be organised, with good communication skills, be computer literate, keen to learn, be of smart and professional appearance at all times and have a positive attitude.

Your daily activities could include:
• Follow practice policies and procedures
• Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team
• Liaise with the practice manager on all matters concerning administration, pay and service conditions
• Assist with reception and clerical duties as required
• Take reasonable care of your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your own work
• Responsible for infection control procedures, setting up and preparing the dental surgery at the start of the day, managing infection control between patients and closing at the end of the day, including cleaning and sterilising instruments and equipment
• Set up and prepare the treatment room appropriately for each patient
• Assist in taking radiographs (according to the level of training)
• Maintain and decontaminate equipment in accordance with manufacturers’ instruction and your training
• Provide chairside support to the dentist during treatment
• Monitor, support and reassure patients
• Assist in keeping full and accurate patient records
• Monitor and maintain stocks within the practice
• Maintain CPD and attend annual mandatory training
• Comply with all legislation
• Attend practice meetings as requested

Desired skills:
Excellent communication skills
Ability to work quickly and efficiently under pressure
Friendly and confident

Desired personal qualities:
Trustworthy
Easy to talk to
Strong work ethic
Reliable

Desired qualifications
GCSE Maths and English 9 - 5( A-C or equivalent)

Training to be provided (Qualifications to be gained):
• Level 3 diploma in Dental nursing
• Functional Skills Level 2 in English
• Functional skills Level 2 in maths
• Employer rights and responsibilities

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Overview

  • Location
    Manchester
  • Salary
    £117.00
  • Reference
    VAC-002228