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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/03/2021.

Band 3 Civilian Dental Nurse

Job Reference: J221-A-21-28555

Employer:
Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Department:
Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC)
Location:
Blandford Camp Dental Centre, Langton Long, Blandford, DT11 8RH
Salary:
£19,737-£21,142 per annum (pro rata for part time)

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services


We have an exciting new opportunity available for a Band 3 Civilian Dental Nurse at Blandford Camp Dental Centre, Langton Long, Blandford.

The successful candidate will provide clinical and administrative support for the provision of dental care in Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) Dental Centres, to enhance force generation and operational capability and minimise dental morbidity on operations.

The position is a full-time post offering 37.5 hours per week.

The successful candidates’ main duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring surgeries are prepared appropriately for the day’s patients in accordance with current regulations.
  • Carrying out and recording daily maintenance, servicing and pre-use checks of dental equipment reporting defects in accordance with current equipment care policies.
  • Ensuring a daily test radiograph is taken and processed with all findings reported in accordance with extant policies and signed off by a clinician or trained individual.
  • Recording accurate dental charting for each patient as required by the Clinician, Practice Supervisor/Manager, Receptionist and patient, as appropriate.
  • Meeting the needs of the patients by monitoring, supporting and reassuring each individual according to their specific needs, providing appropriate advice when required. This may include recognising and interpreting behaviours, especially those associated with anxious patients and dealing with them accordingly.

Successful candidates will be entitled to a Recruitment and Retention Allowance (RRA) of £1,500 per annum (pro rata for part time).

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.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following Technical Skills:

  • NHSC1 – Communication
  • NHSC3 – Health, Safety & Security
  • NHSC4 – Service Improvement
  • NHSC5 – Quality
  • NHS6 – Equality and Diversity
  • NHSC2 – Personal & People Development

Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it in PDF format using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application. To be successful you will need to provide evidence of the following:

  • National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN) Certificate or NVQ in Oral Health Care Dental Nursing Level 3.
  • General Dental Council (GDC) registration. Candidates who hold the qualifications but are not yet registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) are eligible to apply for this vacancy. However, if found successful it is a requirement that you are registered with the GDC prior to starting in the post.
  • Immunity to Hepatitis B.

Evidence of continued professional development is desirable.

We are currently unable to open documents saved in the doc.x format. If your CV is in this format, please re-save in a different format prior to uploading. Should you submit in the doc.x format, your CV may not be considered for this vacancy.

Due to COVID 19, there is now a requirement for dental clinical staff to be fit tested for a FFP3 mask, which has to be worn when managing a patient who is undergoing an aerosol generating procedure (AGP).The successful candidate will be fit tested prior to commencing employment.

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came in to effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

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.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative. For more information copy and paste the following in to your browser or search gov.uk: Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Requests to work flexibly will be considered, taking into account business needs.

Please note the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.

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.


UK Registration

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



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