Band 4 Civilian Dental Nurse
- Job Reference: J221-A-21-28352
- Date Posted: 18 February 2021
- Employer: Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services, Whittington)
- Location: Evelyn Woods Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2LS
- Salary: £21,892 to £24,157
- Bonus/Benefits: Recruitment and Retention Allowance (RRA) of £1500 per annum
- Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
- Job Type: Full Time, Part Time
The Defence Primary Healthcare (Dental), require a professional, organised and dedicated Band 4 Dental Nurse to join their friendly hardworking dental team at Evelyn Woods Road, Aldershot, Hampshire.
Some of the available Benefits include:
Successful candidates will be entitled to a Recruitment and Retention Allowance (RRA) of £1,500 per annum (pro-rata if part-time)
GDC Annual Fees are reimbursed
Continuous professional development
Our successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and motivated Dental Nurse who will provide clinical and administrative support for the provision of dental care within Defence Primary Healthcare (Dental), andbe a senior dental nurse overseeing and guiding those in a junior grade.
Leadership Qualities the successful candidate should;
Lead by example
Focus on finding solutions
Take first person responsibility
Business Resilience the successful candidate on occasion might be asked to work at other Regional Hub centres;
Main duties of the role will include, but are not limited to:
Ensuring the surgeries are prepared appropriately, complying with current regulations.
Responsibility for ordering consumables for the Dental Centre.
Casting impressions for study models.
Organising specialist clinics, where required, including coordinating diaries and booking the clinic.
Deputising in the absence of the Practice Manger.
Working as an assistant Equipment Care Manager for the practice.
Contributing to Healthcare Governance Assurance Self-Assessment (eCAF).
Performing additional duties in line with your Band 4 status and additional dental qualifications. This can include provision of intra- and extra-oral radiography, IPC lead role, OHE role and any other roles attributed to your additional dental qualification.
Carrying out and recording daily maintenance, servicing and pre-use checks of dental equipment reporting defects in accordance with current equipment care policies.
Ensuring a daily test radiograph is taken and processed with all findings reported in accordance with extant policies and signed off by a clinician or trained individual.
Recording accurate dental charting for each patient as required by the dentist.
Meeting the needs of the patients by monitoring, supporting and reassuring each individual according to their specific needs, providing appropriate advice when required. This may include recognising and interpreting behaviours, especially those associated with anxious patients and dealing with them accordingly.
There is an occasional requirement whereby the successful candidate can “opt-in” to participate in the out-of-hours emergency cover with an additional basic salary supplement.
Please ensure you read the accompanying Job Description & Personal Specification before applying for this post.
There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.
At sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following National Health Service (NHS) Key Skills Framework and Civil Service Behaviours:
Civil Service Behaviour - Leadership
NHSC1 – Communication
NHSC2 – Personal & People Development
NHSC4 – Service Improvement
NHSC5 – Quality
Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.
The successful candidate must hold & provide evidence of the following when requested:
National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) Certificate or NVQ in Oral Health Care Dental Nursing Level 3.
General Dental Council (GDC) registration
Immunity to Hepatitis B.
Must have one of the following 5 post registration qualifications: Oral Health Education Certificate; Dental Radiography Certificate; Orthodontic Dental Nursing certificate; Dental Nursing Sedation certificate; Special Care Dental Nursing certificate.
Due to COVID 19, there is now a requirement for dental clinical staff to be fit tested for a FFP3 mask, which has to be worn when managing a patient who is undergoing an aerosol generating procedure (AGP). The successful candidate will be fit tested prior to commencing employment.
Candidates who hold the qualifications but are not yet registered with the GDC are eligible to apply for this vacancy. However, if found successful it is a requirement that you are registered with the GDC prior to starting in the post.
Further Benefits Include
Career development training available
On-site reduced gym membership
Reward and recognition for outstanding performance
Laundry service for clinical wear
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is - security check.
All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date.
Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances being advertised.
Requests to work flexibly will be considered, taking into account business needs.
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Please note the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.
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