Job summary

22.5 hours per week.

We have an exciting opportunity to join a well-established specialist lead team within Plymouth Community Dental Service, part of Livewell Southwest.

This full time Special Care Band B dentist position provides a great opportunity to develop your skills working alongside our Specialist in Special Care and with access to our Specialists in minor oral surgery and paediatrics. The post also includes an opportunity to train in Special care GA and be part of PCDS teaching/training programme of Medical and Dental students.

What we can offer:

Working in in a professional and caring environment with a dedicated team of dental professionals offering the best possible care for patients

Access to specialist equipment such as wheelchair tipper and bariatric dental chair

Immediate access to advice from experienced colleagues

Excellent opportunities to upskill in Special Care

Access to a training budget to maintain your PDP and boost your clinical skills

Potential career development across the service with team support

Annual salary on an incremental scale

Government set pay rises

32 days paid annual leave plus Bank Holidays (pro-rata)

Access to an accredited rep for BDA members

Access to health and wellbeing resources

Main duties of the job

Main duties:

The job holder will provide comprehensive continuing preventative Dental Care to adults with additional needs and phobic patients.

The post holder will have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities undertaken by our PCDS Special care team to develop their skills with access to specialist expertise.

Facilities:

Well established 16 surgeries across 3 sites within the city, including a wheelchair platform surgery

Use of theatre space within the local acute hospital for GA clinics

Digital Radiography

SOEL Health dental patient system

About us

Before making a formal application, we would recommend that applicants who are interested to call the recruiting manager for an informal conversation about the role as this can give insight into the job they are applying for. Livewell Southwest prides itself in a values-based approach which attracts and recruits on the basis that an individual’s values and behaviours align with the values of the organisation’.

Livewell Southwest values its staff and makes investment in their development a priority. Currently we offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways for unregistered and registered staff

Leadership and mentoring programmes

Ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Access and funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course and Scholarship Into Nurse Training

Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Relocation package may be considered for the right candidate for certain roles

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Date posted

13 January 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£66,930 to £83,666 a year pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Job share, Flexible working

Reference number

B9832-2023-D5

Job locations

The Dental Access Centre

Baring Street

Plymouth

PL4 8NF

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following list reflects typical duties that the post holder could be expected to undertake. This is not an exhaustive list, and may be subject to change, by mutual agreement, in order to meet the changing needs and requirements of the service.

Full training and support will be provided where required.

  • Provide comprehensive and continuing preventative care dental treatment for patients with special needs mainly adults.
  • This may include dental care under conscious sedation or general anaesthetic where appropriate.
  • Complete Immediate Life Support and mandatory training
  • Perform Urgent dental care for patients who have been unable to access treatment with a general dental practitioner.
  • Be part of PCDS teaching/training programme of Medical and Dental students.
  • Provide professional advice and support to other health workers.
  • Liaison with other dental care providers including within the GDS and Hospital services.
  • Keep comprehensive and accurate records.
  • Administration associated with these duties including completion of appropriate NHS forms and referrals.
  • General

  • Provision of services on more than one site as dictated by service requirements.
  • Take part in personal development and appraisal.
  • Take part in clinical audit, peer review and any other clinical governance requirements.
  • Undertake appropriate Continuing Professional Development relevant to the requirements of the service.
  • This post involves working with children and vulnerable adults and will require a DBS check.
  • Maintain a safe working environment complying with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Care Quality Commission and the policies of Livewell Southwest
  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    The following list reflects typical duties that the post holder could be expected to undertake. This is not an exhaustive list, and may be subject to change, by mutual agreement, in order to meet the changing needs and requirements of the service.

    Full training and support will be provided where required.

  • Provide comprehensive and continuing preventative care dental treatment for patients with special needs mainly adults.
  • This may include dental care under conscious sedation or general anaesthetic where appropriate.
  • Complete Immediate Life Support and mandatory training
  • Perform Urgent dental care for patients who have been unable to access treatment with a general dental practitioner.
  • Be part of PCDS teaching/training programme of Medical and Dental students.
  • Provide professional advice and support to other health workers.
  • Liaison with other dental care providers including within the GDS and Hospital services.
  • Keep comprehensive and accurate records.
  • Administration associated with these duties including completion of appropriate NHS forms and referrals.
  • General

  • Provision of services on more than one site as dictated by service requirements.
  • Take part in personal development and appraisal.
  • Take part in clinical audit, peer review and any other clinical governance requirements.
  • Undertake appropriate Continuing Professional Development relevant to the requirements of the service.
  • This post involves working with children and vulnerable adults and will require a DBS check.
  • Maintain a safe working environment complying with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Care Quality Commission and the policies of Livewell Southwest
  • Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

  • Full GDC registration
  • Sedation trained
  • On PCO Performers List
  • Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification in Special Care dentistry or other relevant subject.
  • Experience

    Essential

  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Experience of working in GDS, SDS/CDS or Hospital Dental service appropriate to the role.
  • Desirable

  • Wide experience of primary dental care
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience and skills in treating patients with special needs
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding of clinical governance
  • Personal Skills

    Essential

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with physically , mentally and emotionally challenged patients requiring patience and understanding.
  • Appreciation of cultural diversity and equality issues
  • Ability to lead and work as a member of a team
  • Basic computer literacy and willingness to learn practice software
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise work load .
  • Ability to cope with distressing or emotional circumstances and work under pressure
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with colleagues
  • Adaptable and able to cope with change
  • Ability to liaise and work with primary and secondary care providers
  • Desirable

  • Knowledge of SOEL dental soft ware
  • Evidence of knowledge of dental commissioning and provision of Dentistry in England.
  • Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

  • Full GDC registration
  • Sedation trained
  • On PCO Performers List
  • Desirable

  • Post graduate qualification in Special Care dentistry or other relevant subject.
  • Experience

    Essential

  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Experience of working in GDS, SDS/CDS or Hospital Dental service appropriate to the role.
  • Desirable

  • Wide experience of primary dental care
  • Teaching experience
  • Experience and skills in treating patients with special needs
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit and understanding of clinical governance
  • Personal Skills

    Essential

  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate with physically , mentally and emotionally challenged patients requiring patience and understanding.
  • Appreciation of cultural diversity and equality issues
  • Ability to lead and work as a member of a team
  • Basic computer literacy and willingness to learn practice software
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise work load .
  • Ability to cope with distressing or emotional circumstances and work under pressure
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with colleagues
  • Adaptable and able to cope with change
  • Ability to liaise and work with primary and secondary care providers
  • Desirable

  • Knowledge of SOEL dental soft ware
  • Evidence of knowledge of dental commissioning and provision of Dentistry in England.
  • Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the .

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. .

    UK Registration

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    Additional information

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the .

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. .

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Livewell Southwest

    Address

    The Dental Access Centre

    Baring Street

    Plymouth

    PL4 8NF

    Employer’s website

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Livewell Southwest

    Address

    The Dental Access Centre

    Baring Street

    Plymouth

    PL4 8NF

    Employer’s website

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