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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/01/2021.

Dental Nurse – Team Leader

Job Reference: 415-Z20-506

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Community Dental
Heavitree Exeter
£24,907- £30,615 per annum pro rata

Experienced Dental Nurse wanting to progress? Special Care experienced? Looking to take your first steps in management? If yes, then this may be the post for you working within the Community Dental Service across Devon you will split your time between the Exeter and Barnstaple Dental Hubs.

You will work closely with the Operational Managers to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the dental clinics within Exeter, Barnstaple, Crediton, Okehampton, Honiton, Tiverton and Exmouth.

You will be responsible for supervising the dental nurse team on a day to day basis and assist the local Managers to ensure that effective and efficient clinical and administrative support is provided to maintain the smooth running of the multi-chair dental centres.

You will be a positive role model and support the team to achieve a high standard of patient and clinical care as well as other functions, such as ensuring full compliance with current infection control policies and procedures for the department.

Ideally we’re looking for a full time post but could consider 4 days per week for the right candidate. This is a new post being offered initially as an 18 month fixed term role (or internal secondment) with a view to making permanent.

This post is subject to formal matching. The Band is confirmed but there may need to be some revision to the JD required in the future.

Closing Date: 15/01/2021

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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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