Dental Nursing Apprentice

11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Powwow are pleased to be working alongside a local college offering fantastic apprenticeship opportunities. We are currently looking for a dental nursing apprentice based in Doncaster.
Qualifications Required
Minimum of 5 GCSE or equivalent A-C grades including English, Maths and Dual Science

Full Description
Your role will include assisting the dentist in the surgery, working the sterilisation room and the reception desk.

You will during a normal week work in all these areas of the practice however your main role will be that of assisting the dentist in the dental surgery, with clinical situations and dealing with and communicating with patients.

Whilst working in the surgery you will assist with treatments and will need to use the computer to assist with recording information.

You would need to take responsibility for ensuring the cleanliness of your surgery and the readiness of instruments and materials for the dentist to use.

In the sterilisation room you would be responsible for ensuring that all equipment passes through the correct process ready for reuse.

You will whilst on reception need to greet patients and book appointments, collect payments and file paperwork accurately, also answering the telephone and dealing with patient enquiries is an important part of your work.

As communication with staff and patients is an essential part of working in the dental practice you would need to be a team player who is prepared to work efficiently and logically to achieve the necessary tasks each day.

Day to day duties will include:

Maintain excellent standards of cross infection in all clinical areas.
The decontamination of instruments.
Charting of teeth and restorations.
Ensure the care and welfare of patients.
Act in the accordance of practice rules.
Dental reception duties, greeting patients at reception, booking appointments, answering the telephone and taking payments.

Teamwork is a large part of being a dental nurse therefore helping other nurses when required will be asked.

Working Week
40 hours, Mon-fri between 9am-6pm

£140.00 per week

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