Apprentice Dental Nurse Dr En-Qi Chi

Dr En-Qi Chi · Competitive · Chatteris
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Provide clinical support to dentists, hygienists and patients, assist with reception or any clerical duties as required and perform such other tasks as reasonably requested by the practice manager.

Employment duties:

Must work on the job and through education to be proficient in the below duties of a qualified dental nurse liaising at all times with practice manager, mentors and education providers.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Follow practice policies and procedures
  • Perform high quality dental nursing whilst assisting each dentist and hygienist in all procedures in a safe and effective manner in accordance with the 'Code of Ethics' of the British Association of Dental Nurses, the GDC's 'Scope of Practice'
  • Maintain professional indemnity and registration with the GDC
  • Undertake CPD in line with the GDC guidelines
  • Establish, promote and maintain productive working relationships with all members of the dental team
  • Assist with the reception duties and perform other clerical duties if required.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your work

Key tasks:

  • Prepare and maintain the clinical environment, including the equipment
  • Carry out infection prevention and control procedures to prevent physical, chemical and microbiological contamination in the surgery or laboratory
  • Keep full, accurate and contemporaneous patient records and ensure that they are stored securely
  • Complete and record compliance tasks as directed
  • Prepare equipment materials and patients for dental radiography
  • Process dental radiographs
  • Monitor, support and reassure patients
  • Give appropriate patient advice
  • Support the patient and your colleagues if there is an emergency
  • Record dental charting and oral tissue assessment carried out by other registrants
  • Segregate waste in accordance with the practice procedures and ensure its safe disposal
  • Liaise with reception over appointments for each patient
  • Escort patients from the waiting room to the surgery, confirm the patients' medical history is up to date and communicate to the dentist/Hygienist any change in medical history or problems that he/she has noticed
  • Monitor and maintain stock within the practice as necessary, informing the practice manager and liaising with the dentists/hygienists over orders or any shortage of materials
  • Follow all professional ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality
  • Maintain and promote patient confidentiality in relation to patient medical history, details of treatment, financial transactions or any conversation overheard
  • Complete laboratory request forms and keep records of all items sent, received and fitted
  • Check that all necessary laboratory work is returned and ready for each session
  • Assist in all clerical and administrative duties as required by the practice manager
  • Report equipment failures or breakages to the practice manager
  • Attend practice annual training for medical emergencies and CPR
  • Perform other tasks in accordance with additional skills you have developed within the GDC 'Scope of Practice'
  • Identify your training and development needs and undertake appropriate training to maintain and increase competence in nursing skills by following an agreed CPD program to comply with the GDC requirements
  • Bring to the attention of the principal or practice manager any concerns about aspects of the practice, its performance or the performance of others in the practice
  • Attend all practice meetings as requested
  • Friendly reliable and willing to learn new skills
  • Team player
  • Fluent English written and spoken
  • Calm, confident, and reassuring manner
  • You will have a positive and flexible approach to work
  • Ability to relate well to people, including children and those with special needs
  • Experience is not necessary; however, we are looking for ambitious, hardworking, and committed individuals
  • Not essential as training will be provided; if however you have experience of/ or knowledge of implants and Invisalign and SOE (Exact) computer software package, encouraged also to apply

Personal qualities

  • Is a passionate person
  • Organised with excellent co-ordination skills
  • Basic computer skills (Word, Excel & Outlook)
  • Effective Communicator
  • Positive attitude
  • Keen to learn
  • Reliable

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE or equivalent (Preferred) grade C/4 and above in English, maths and Science

Future prospects

  • A permanent position may be available for the right candidate after successfully completing the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • Opportunity to work within a friendly working environment and experienced team
  • Fully funded CPD training
  • Full uniform
  • GDC registration
  • Indemnity insurance
  • Pension scheme
  • Wage reviewed after 6 months
  • You will be required to have a Hepatitis B vaccination and pass a DBS check
  • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)
  • Due to the rural location of the dental practice based in Chatteris, it is recommended that the successful applicant has a full driving licence, or has access to transport to the work place venue


About the employer

WELCOME TO SO DENTAL, PROVIDERS OF TIMELESS SMILES. We recognise that teeth and smiles are key to a person's every day wellbeing. Our dental practice is based within the Cambridgeshire market town of Chatteris and we have built a successful reputation in providing a full range dental treatments and also cosmetic services for our clients.


Dr En-Qi Chi



East Park Street


PE16 6LD

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cambridge Regional College


Taz Islam

Level 3 Dental nurse apprenticeship standard

  • Cross infection, Anatomy, Radiography, Oral hygiene, Restoration, Legislation, First aid, Health and Safety, Clinical administrative skills to effective Customer Service
  • You will complete on and off the job training, being fully supported throughout, progressing to gateway and endpoint assessment

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