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Dental Nurse posted by NHS

Full Time
£20,150 - £23,363 / year
NHS Band 4

Job Description

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified Dental Nurse to join our team in Oxfordshire Community Dental Services based at Didcot. This is an ideal career opportunity for anyone looking to develop their existing skills and to provide a first-class service. The post is for a 12-month fixed term contract however, during this time you will assist our clinicians in a variety of settings including:

  • Special care dentistry
  • Inhalation and IV Sedation
  • Dental anxiety management including assisting with CBT, acupuncture etc
  • Minor Oral Surgery
  • Orthodontics
  • School surveys such as - BASCD
  • General Anesthesia
  • Domiciliary visits

We support our nursing staff to work in all the above aspects of dentistry including the delivery of inhalation sedation training and support with CPD.

The service provides dental care across 10 clinics in Oxfordshire and our clinical sessions are Monday to Friday with usual working hours between 8.30am – 4.30pm. The post requires flexibility in your approach to work as some travelling between sites is expected. It is therefore essential that candidates have use of a car and can travel easily around the county. Travelling outside of your negotiated base will be covered by travel expenses.

The successful candidate should have a positive attitude towards working in a team environment and provide our patients with the best possible care. The trust ensures regular supervision with line managers to ensure both staff and the service are supported.

There is also an opportunity to join our out of hours dental service which attracts enhanced rates of pay.

Registration with the General Dental Council is a requirement of this post.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact: Susan Parker, Dental Nurse Team Manager on [Click here to apply]

Benefits of working for Oxford Health NHS Trust include:

  • Excellent opportunities for career progression
  • 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, with an increase to 33 days with continuous service
  • NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers
  • Staff accommodation
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Lease car scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme

Ref: 267-SSDND419

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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