Vacancy for Apprentice Dental Nurse


We are looking for a DENTAL NURSE APPRENTICE to be based at The Smile Rooms. If you’re a confident and outgoing individual considering a career in healthcare or customer services, and want real customer facing experience and a salary while you learn, our Dental Nurse Apprenticeship could be for perfect for you. This is a vital role within the Practice because it’s about making sure the patient always comes first, and we deliver our promises. The role is varied with every day bringing a new challenge, your objective is to support the clinician you are working with, and be actively involved in delivering great customer service. Over an 18 months period you will work towards Level 3 Advanced with support from your employer and York College. Main responsibilities & duties: • Supporting our clinicians at the chairside – setting up the treatment rooms, passing instruments and mixing materials • Sterilising instruments and cleaning • Supporting patients and ensuring the are comfortable • Contributing to the customer service experience • On the job training supported with coaching and assessment in your normal working environment Weekly Wage: National Minimum Wage appropriate to Age Working Week: 37.5 hours within opening hours Monday – Friday, 7.45am – 6.15pm; Saturday, 8.45-13.15 once a month. You will participate in a rota to ensure nursing is covered during opening hours. Attendance at York College one night per week is required. Skills Required: • Excellent communication & listening skills • The ability to engage with patients and build rapport • Be well organised and able to process detailed information • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting a number of colleagues Personal Qualities required: • Motivated to offer excellent customer service • Caring and positive nature, with a ‘Can Do’ attitude. • Take responsibility for studying in your own time and keeping your knowledge up to date and relevant • Flexibility to work within opening hours, including Saturdays • Neat and tidy personal presentation Qualifications Required: You will need 3 GCSEs or equivalent at A-C, including Maths and English. Important Other Information: The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. Please send CV and handwritten application letter to The Smile Rooms, 13 Saville Street, Malton YO17 7LL Closing date 22nd May 2017 May 2017

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