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Decontamination Support Technican posted by Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Full Time
£17,550/ year
NHS Band 2/3

Job Description

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please read the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Applicant Information Pack document in the 'Further Links' section before applying for this position. This pack will provide you with all the details you need on how to make your application and what happens next. You can also view our Total Reward Package Information for details on our colleague benefits.

Want to make a real difference? You couldn’t be in better company.

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Smile Together Dental CIC, working within the Decontamination team, to support our continuing business growth and development.

Reporting to the Support Services Manager, as part of the decontamination and courier team, this position will suit someone who has some experience in healthcare and an understanding of infection control procedures.

Responsibilities will include the decontamination of dental instruments and collecting and delivering dental Instruments, mail and any other ad hoc goods to locations around Cornwall using our company vehicles.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join us – we’re having a major impact in the county and we’re different!

Covering Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Smile Together is one of the South West’s largest NHS referral and emergency primary dental care providers. Our West Country Dental Care team provide urgent dental treatments for people who don’t have their own dentist, run out-of-hours surgeries and apply expert skills to treat children and adults with a range of special care needs alongside oral surgery, children’s orthodontics and treatments under general anaesthetic in a hospital setting. Under our Brighter Dental brand, we provide competitively priced private dentistry from practices based in the heart of their communities, and we own a specialist dental laboratory DPS (Dental Prosthetic Solutions).

An award-winning and innovative organisation, we function as an employee-owned community interest company and social enterprise with clear rules about reinvesting our profits back into the community. Our Brighter Smiles campaign brings practical tooth-brushing clubs, fluoride varnishing and oral health education to children in areas of high decay across Cornish communities, and we reach further into our communities with outreach activities such as Smiles at Sea.

When we launched in 2016 as an employee-owned dental social enterprise and community interest company, one of the things our team felt passionately about was enhancing our clinical environments and treatment options for patients – to improve our community dental services, exceed patient expectations and enable everyone to deliver above and beyond what we’re commissioned, contracted and inspired to do. Underpinning our mission of delivering ‘dentistry with social impact’. We therefore purchased a wonderful old building in Bodmin and transformed it into a brand new, purpose-built dental centre in the heart of our community. Our shared vision for the building is to enhance dental services and quality of provision, delivering an outstanding patient experience. Ultimately it will be a development for us all to be proud of – in line with our vision of creating happier healthier communities, it will transform dentistry in Cornwall.

We’re a committed and friendly team that puts our people and patients first – join us in providing a valued dental service in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Please note: Information submitted in your application via NHS Jobs will be transferred to Trac, our third party recruitment system. This will be for the management of the recruitment process including retaining any related documents. Your data remains confidential and will not be shared with any other parties. By submitting an application, you authorise Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

If your application is successful, your details will be retained for as long as you remain our employee (and for a suitable time as required following your date of leaving). If your application is unsuccessful, your job application and related documents will be retained confidentially for a period of 13 months and then destroyed. If you have any questions relating to how we handle your personal data please contact the Trust’s Data Protection Officer by email ( Email address removed ).

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