Trainee Dental Nurse Apprenticeship
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We practice modern dentistry at the highest level. Our surgery in Headingley is a friendly and welcoming environment, providing a full range of professional dental treatments. From basic oral hygiene, to cosmetic and reconstruction services, we really do give you and your family something to smile about.
We practice modern dentistry at the highest level. Our surgery in Headingley is a friendly and welcoming environment, providing a full range of professional dental treatments.
As an Apprentice Dental Nurse you will be assisting with all clinical aspects within the surgery and providing patients with a high level of care so you need to be unflappable under pressure and able to put people at ease. You will receive ongoing support, development and training to equip you with the skills and knowledge required for a successful dental nursing career. Your daily activities could include:
• sterilising instruments
• updating patient records
• maintaining equipment
• preparing instruments and materials for various treatments
• being responsible for infection control in the dental surgery
During your Apprenticeship you’ll develop the skills required to support patients and dental staff in providing safe and effective treatment from simple check-ups to advanced specialist treatments.
•Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practice’s health and safety and infection control procedures and manufacturers' instructions
•Use all equipment and machinery in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations and ensure that they are maintained regularly and in good working order
•Provide chair side assistance, ensuring that the correct equipment is available
•Always ensure the care and welfare of patients in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner
•Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed
•Observe patient confidentiality at all times
•Handle all substances in accordance with Health and Safety policies
•Be familiar and comply with all Health and Safety rules and guidance, including PPE, COSHH, Mercury handling, infection control, waste disposal etc
•Ensure adequate stocks of materials and other items within the surgery
•Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored
•Liaise with reception to ensure smooth patient communications and transfer of records
•Attend and participate in practice meetings
•Other duties as necessary for the efficient operation of the practice (perhaps including the duties and tasks of receptionist as required)
•Undergo training as may be required to develop your skills and abilities
•Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR
•Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct
•Follow practice dress code
•Tidy waiting area when needed
- Cover reception area when needed
A – C GCSE in Maths and English desirable.
Confident, dedicated, committed.
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