Band 5 Civilian Dental Hygienist

  • Job Reference: J221-A-21-28540
  • Date Posted: 18 February 2021
  • Employer: Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services, Whittington)
  • Location: RAF Benson, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 6AA
  • Salary: £24,907 to £30,615
  • Bonus/Benefits: Market Skills Supplement of £5,750 per annum (pro rata for P/T)
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Calling all professional, motivated Band 5 Dental Hygienists! Do you have a drive for delivering excellent dental care? Would you like a more exciting rewarding role? Then come join the friendly team at Defence Primary Healthcare, Dental Centre RAF Benson. Please note this role is recruiting for Full-Time only at 37.5 hours a week. Some of the available Benefits: Successful candidates will be entitled to a Market Skills Supplement of £5,750 per annum (pro rata for P/T) GDC Annual Fees are reimbursed Regional training & Peer Review days Continuous Professional Development (CPD) training supplied Our successful candidate will primarily provide dental treatment, oral hygiene instruction & education, administration, plus working towards improving and maintaining the dental health of entitled personnel. Duties of the role include but are not limited to: Carrying out work under the direction of a registered dentist who has examined the patient and indicated in writing the course of treatment to be provided. This is in accordance with the Dental Auxiliary Regulations 1986, as amended by the Dental Auxiliaries (amended) Regulations 1991. Administering local anaesthetic when specifically prescribed by a Dental Officer. Providing other appropriate clinical procedure as prescribed by a Dental Officer in support of the Defence Primary Health Care (DPHC) Dental Oral Health Strategy. Ensuring that not less than 6.5 hours per day in 2 sessions are set aside for appointed patients, and to undertake treatment at other local Centres as directed by the Senior Dental Officer and Principal Dental Officer. Provide the Senior Dental Officer with clinical and administrative support to enable the primary purpose to be achieved. Carrying out preventive cross infection procedures including sterilisation of instruments and materials. And be prepared to: In conjunction with the receptionist, overseeing and maintaining own appointment book by liaising between Dental Officer and patients concerning appointments. Overseeing or taking lead on any National Health Campaigns or organised promotions within the dental department. Travelling to and work from other local dental centres when requested by Line Manager/Regional Headquarters/Practice Manager. Please ensure you read the attached Job Description and Person Specification to understand the duties for this exciting Role. The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence of the following: Knowledge of range of oral health procedures; acquired through training to degree level or to diploma level plus experience to degree equivalent level. Current full General Dental Council registration. Full UK Driving License, to enable regular working from other local military dental centres will be expected. Experience of Healthcare Governance and Leadership along with a competence in the use of Information Systems would be desirable. Applicants approaching graduation are eligible to apply for this role, however they will need to obtain the full qualification and membership requirements prior to commencing in post. Should you have any queries concerning your eligibility, please contact 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) he successful candidate will be fit tested prior to commencing employment. This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative. For more information copy and paste the following in to your browser or search Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans. 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 they are based at home. Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B. The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following framework: NHS Core – NHS6 – Equality and Diversity NHS Core – NHSC1 – Communication NHS Core – NHSC2 – Personal & People Development NHS Core – NHSC3 – Health, Safety & Security NHS Core – NHSC4 – Service Improvement NHS Core – NHSC5 – Quality Further Benefits Career development training available On-site free laundry for Clinical clothing Paid annual leave entitlement Access to mandatory training provided Free on-site parking On-site reduced gym membership Free transport to Peer Review Days 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. We are currently unable to open documents saved in the doc.x format. If your CV is in this format, please re-save in a different format prior to uploading. Should you submit in the doc.x format, your CV may not be considered for this vacancy. 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.