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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 29/09/2020.

Band 5 Dental Hygienist (Civilian)

Job Reference: J221-A-20-24806

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare
Roman Way, Merville Barracks, Circular Road South, Colchester
£24,907-£30,615 Per annum (pro rata if PT)

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) have a fantastic opportunity for a Band 5 Civilian Dental Hygienist to join our friendly team at Merville Barracks, Colchester.

A Market Skills Supplement of £5,750 per annum (pro rata) will be offered to the successful candidate. This will be paid pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.

As a Civilian Dental Hygienist, you'll provide clinical and administrative support for the provision of dental care in DPHC dental centres, enhance force generation & operational capability and minimise dental morbidity on operations.

Duties of the role include, but aren't limited to:

  • Adhering to local stock control procedures when removing items of stock from the storeroom.
  • Ensuring all statistical data is collated in accordance with current DPHC Dental policy.
  • Managing the patient appointment system as required.
  • Accurately recording treatment on each patient’s electronic health record on internal systems.
  • Reporting any appointment delays or 'Failure to Arrives' to the Practice Manager, receptionist and/or patient as appropriate.
  • Managing dental records, ensuring the correct hastening, receipt, despatch, registration and storage.
  • Ensuring a daily test radiograph is taken and processed with all findings reported in accordance with extant policies and countersigned by a clinician or trained individual.
  • Ensuring your surgery is prepared appropriately for the day’s patients in accordance with current regulations.
  • Ensuring any delays to scheduled appointments are reported to the clinician, Practice Supervisor/Manager, Receptionist and patient, as appropriate.
  • Be willing and able to contribute to staff development and appraisal.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further duties of the role.

The successful candidate must hold the following:

  • Registration with the General Dental Council (GDC).
  • Knowledge of range of oral health procedures; acquired through training to degree level or to diploma level plus experience to degree equivalent level.
  • A full UK driving licence as from time to time you may be expected to work at other local dental centres.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS key skills framework:

  • 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
  • NHS Core – NHSC6 – Equality & Diversity

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application.

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.

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

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.

From time to time The Ministry of Defence may advertise per regional Headquarters. To ensure your search yields the best results, search under MoD-Healthcare jobs from the home page or alternatively avoid completing the mileage section when using the search criteria based on your post code.

For details of which locations are in each region, please see attached Regional Layout document.

Due to current restrictions regarding COVID-19, please be aware that interviews are likely to be held remotely.

Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying.

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

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