Apprentice Dental Nurse- Muirhead Dental

We are looking for a hard working and outgoing person to join our Dental team. Experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be given. Duties include chair side assistance, mixing materials, charting, ensuring the surgery is adequately stocked and assisting the dentist.

Working Week

Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

Total hours per week: 37.50

Weekly Wage


Expected Apprenticeship Duration

20 months

Vacancy Description

Keep the clinical areas and all equipment and instruments clean, tidy and sterile as appropriate according to the practice’s health and safety, infection control lead 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 always available

Ensure the care and welfare of all our patients and their families

Accurately complete patient clinical records as directed

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

Complete laboratory request forms, keep records of work sent, received and fitted

Ensure adequate stock of materials and other items within the surgery

Order or ask Practice owner to order new stock supplies as necessary

Ensure computer/written records are accurately maintained and securely stored

Ensure complete confidentiality is of upmost importance

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 skills and abilities

Attend refresher and update training for medical emergencies and CPR

Act in accordance with the practice rules and code of conduct

Always wear correct PPE

Desired Skills

Good numeracy and literacy skills are an advantage

You must have good IT skills, as the patient records and appointment book are computer based, although training will be provided

You will be expected to be able to deal with any patient in a caring, professional and competent manner, so good interpersonal and customer service skills are essential

Experience is desirable but not essential as full training will be given.

Personal Qualities

We are constantly dealing with the public and patients are often nervous, making a professional and caring manner essential to the role of Dental Nursing

We are a forward-thinking practice, and the successful candidate will need to be hardworking and willing to learn

Punctuality and reliability are essential to the smooth running of the practice

Good organisational skills are also required

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