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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/06/2021.

Dental Nurse

Job Reference: 449-DEA148

Solent NHS Trust
£21,142 - £24,157 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Solent NHS Trust Special Care Dental Service has the opportunity for you!

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated Dental Nurse to work in our clinics in Havant and Petersfield. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside Dentists, Dental Therapists, and the wider team to provide an efficient service for our special care patients. The Special Care Dental Service provides care under conscious sedation, general anesthesia as well as domiciliary care and makes a great difference across the community to patients with dental phobias to children and adults with learning disabilities.

The successful candidate will be required to be confident, able to work under pressure and have the ability to communicate effectively, delivering care with dignity and respect in a kind and compassionate manner.

Applicants must have the NVQ or Equivalent in Dental Nursing and be registered with the GDC. It is important that applicants are able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent IT and organisational skills are also essential.

"The training provided has enabled me to become a highly skilled member of staff that is fully equipped to meet the needs of the patients we see and look after them with a set of skills learnt and nurtured by the Special Care Dental Service. All the extra training that I have had since joining the team at Gosport has enabled me to progress. For me this is one of the main reasons I moved from a General Dental Practice to Special Care to gain knowledge and progress. I hope to continue to develop and grow for many years to come within this service." - Holly, Solent Special Care Dental Nurse


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Tracy Whitton, Practice Manager on 07776197935


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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