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Apprentice Dental Nurse

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Are you or someone you know, seeking an opportunity to earn while you learn? If the answer is yes, we may just have the vacancy for you.

We have an exciting opportunity for a caring, enthusiastic, and well-motivated, Dental Nurse Apprentice to join our Bury St Edmunds team, part of Dental HealthCare Suffolk . A unique opportunity to work within community dental services, supporting a wide range of patient groups.

The post holder will be given the opportunity to work towards a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing, covering reception work, cross infection procedures and chairside support. You will be supported by an experienced Dental Team, workplace mentor, apprenticeship assessor and training provider, Anderson Stockley Accredited Training.

As an apprentice at CCS you will have real responsibility, within a real job, contributing to delivering outstanding dental care to our service users.

The Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing is gained by completing a portfolio of evidence, workbooks, observations in the workplace and four invigilated exams. At the end of the apprenticeship, you will take an End Point Assessment which will consist of a project and interview.

The position is for a fixed term of 24 months.

Please note, if you already hold this qualification or a dental degree you will not be eligible for this position.

(Please note that should we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than advertised)

Main duties of the job

The Apprentice Dental Nurse appointed to this post will receive training in dental nursing leading to a recognised qualification which meets the requirements of the statutory register held by the General Dental Council.

The Apprentice would achieve a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing which will include a Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing as agreed between you, your line manager and Anderson Stockley Accredited Training.

The Apprentice Dental Nurse will develop their skills and knowledge through in-house training, observation and assessment. You will be supervised at all times but you will also be encouraged to use your own initiative which will enable you to develop your communication and nursing skills.

We offer comprehensive treatment for vulnerable groups subject to them meeting the eligibility criteria. This may involve the additional use of sedation or general anaesthesia when appropriate. We also offer emergency dental treatment for patients requiring urgent pain relief.

Our patient group includes vulnerable/anxious adults and children, who may present with physical or learning disabilities, complex medical problems, mental health problems and social, behavioural or emotional problems. Some of these patients may exhibit challenging behaviour.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Date posted

07 June 2023

Pay scheme



£20,375 a year per annum, pro-rata




24 months

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Job locations

7 Hillside Road

Bury St Edmunds

IP32 7EA


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