Are you looking to broaden your clinical experience, working alongside the military in a temporary capacity?

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and professional healthcare candidates to work at military locations throughout the UK for ad-hoc assignments, which once registered, will be available to you through the easy to use Patchwork Health app.

We are launching a first of its kind Staff Bank to support the permanent military and civilian workforce predominantly in the provision of primary, but also secondary, healthcare, dental and mental health services. Previous experience of working with the military population would be desirable but not necessary to apply to the Staff Bank.

Dates: 28/08/2023- 15/12/2023

LOCATION: WADDINGTON DENTAL CENTRE LN5 9NB

Unique Reference Number: N1
DENTAL NURSE
A. OVERALL JOB DESCRIPTION- SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
1. To provide clinical and administrative support to the Dental Officer to enable maintenance of the surgery. This includes preparation/sterilisation of all instruments before and after patients, reception duties, document handling, operation of dental computing system, processing radiographs, shared maintenance tasks and working in the central sterilisation area when in place.
2. To be fully aware of the responsibilities of a registered healthcare professional and comply with the GDC Principles and Standards for Dental Professionals.
3. To ensure that not less than 6.5 hours per day in 2 sessions are set aside for appointed patients
4. To be accountable to the Senior Dental Officer through their line management.
5. To comply with DPHC (Dental) policy on working hours.
6. To comply with all Health and Safety Policy directives and legislation.
7. To carry out preventive cross infection procedures including sterilisation of instruments and materials in compliance with current legislation (HTM 01-05) and best practice as described in DPHC (Dental) SOPs Chapter 13.
8. To adhere to local stock control procedures when removing items of stock from the storeroom.
9. To manage the patient appointment system.
10. To manage dental records (manual and electronic) ensuring the correct receipt, despatch, registration and storage of FMed 271 and hasten any outstanding documents.
11. To manage the receipt, despatch and documentation of dental prosthetic appliances, ensuring timely appointments for patients as necessary.
B. STANDARDS TO WHICH A DENTAL NURSE MUST COMPLY WHEN PROVIDING THE SERVICES
12. To comply with all relevant Authority policy including DPHC (Dental) policies, regulations and orders as well as JSP 950 Leaflet 2-23-1 and other policies as notified to the Dental Practitioner.
13. To ensure that surgery management, document administration (including the rendering of dental returns and safe custody of F Med 271s) and maintenance of equipment is undertaken to the standards laid out in JSP 950 2-23-1.
14. To ensure compliance with Radiation Safety Orders and adhere to current Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations.
C. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
15. Fully registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) without restrictions.
16. Must hold valid suitable and appropriate indemnity insurance with a recognised dental defence organisation.
17. Must provide evidence of clinical currency in accordance with JSP 950 Leaflet 4-1-4, Returning to Clinical Practice, specifically a minimum of 2 clinical sessions per week over the last 15 months.
18. To have completed GDC highly recommended Continuing Professional Development (CPD) including medical emergencies, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, disinfection and decontamination, radiography and radiation protection.
19. To be trained and current in emergency and resuscitation procedures and have practised and tested these procedures at least annually in accordance with Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines and JSP 950 Leaflet 4-6-1 DMS CPR Standards and Training.
20. Must have undertaken the additional health clearance checks for clinicians required to perform Exposure Prone Procedures (in accordance with the Department of Health policy entitled “Health clearance for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV: New Healthcare Workers”).
D. DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
21. Previous Ministry of Defence (MoD) experience.
22. Hold a Dental Nurse qualification.

By joining the Staff Bank, you will benefit from:

  • Priority access to temporary assignments
  • Continuity of access to temporary assignments
  • Access to a dedicated Bank Team
  • Free CPD Training
  • Free Health & Wellbeing Services
  • Free Occupational Health Screening
  • Free Appraisals
  • Free Revalidation
  • Free Mandatory Training

Interested in applying? Submit your CV to MODBankSupport@hcrg.uk.com / FHRBankSupport@hcrg.uk.com or call 02382359149.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications regardless of sex, age, race, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity or disability.