Part Time Band 3 Dental Nurse (Civilian)

  • Job Reference: J221-A-21-30182
  • Date Posted: 8 April 2021
  • Employer: Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services, Whittington)
  • Location: Dental Centre Hereford, Stirling Lines, Herefordshire, HR4 7DD
  • Salary: £19,737 to £21,142
  • Bonus/Benefits: RPA £1500 per annum and professional registration fees refunded
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Part Time

Job Description

Are you a highly motivated Dental Nurse looking to work in a friendly and rewarding environment? Then this may be the job for you. Defence Primary Healthcare is looking to appoint a Part-time Band 3 Dental Nurse (Civilian) to work at Dental Centre Hereford, Stirling Lines. Within this role you will provide clinical and administrative support for the provision of dental care in Defence Primary Health Care dental centre, to enhance force generation and operational capability and minimise dental morbidity on operations.

This role is 15 hours weekly: Thursday, 0745-1645 Friday, 0745-1300 Alternate Wednesday, 1315-1645

If successful, you will be entitled to RPA £1500 per annum and professional registration fees refunded.

The duties of the successful candidates include but are not limited to:

Administration •Adhering to local stock control procedures when removing and replenishing items of stock from the storeroom. •Ensuring all statistical data is collated in accordance with current Defence Primary Health Care (Dental) policy. •Managing dental records (manual and electronic). •Managing the hastening, receipting, despatching and documenting of dental prosthetic appliances, ensuring timely appointments for patients as necessary.

Clinical •Ensuring your surgeries are prepared appropriately for the day’s patients in accordance with current regulations. •Carrying out and recording daily maintenance, servicing and pre-use checks of dental equipment reporting defects in accordance with current equipment care policies. •Preparing, mixing and handling dental materials in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions; adhering to Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations and Safety Data sheets. •Recording accurate dental charting for each patient as required by the Clinician, Practice Supervisor/Manager, Receptionist and patient, as appropriate. Promptly uploading and correctly recording all digital radiographs for review by the prescribing Dental Officer (DO).

Please read the attached Job Description for further information on the role and its requirements.

Essential Criteria •National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) Certificate or NVQ in Oral Health Care Dental Nursing Level 3. •Must be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC). •A full UK Driving Licence - assistance provided in other DPHC locations as required. •Experience and competence are required in the following areas: •Clinical Skills. This must include complete familiarity with HTM 01-05, Decontamination in primary care dental practices. •IT Skills. Competent is the use of electronic healthcare records •Experience and competence in the following areas is highly desirable: •Awareness of all contemporary professional guidance, e.g. NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), GDC (General Dental Council) and the Society of British Dental Nurses (SBDN).

Candidates who hold the qualifications but are not yet registered with the General Dental Council (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.

Selection Process

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.

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 Technical Skills: •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

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

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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 note the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical. The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

Further Information

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.

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