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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 10/08/2021.

Band 6 Dental Laboratory Technician (Civilian)

Job Reference: J221-A-21-32302

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare
Evelyn Woods Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2LS
£31,365-£37,890 Per annum pay award pending

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

We are seeking a fully qualified and GDC registered, enthusiastic dental technician to join our extended, multi-disciplinary dental team.

The successful candidate will have good knowledge and of all fixed and removeable dental prostheses. Practical experience in metalwork and ceramics including implants, veneers, crowns and bridges is preferable. The candidate should also have a working knowledge or experience of CADCAM production processes.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, enthusiastic and willing to adopt new technical practices. Mentorship within the construct of implant-supported restorations and CADCAM workflows will be available to the right candidate.

Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Constructing a wide range of dental prostheses, surgical stents and simple orthodontic appliances.
  • Providing laboratory support for implant surgery including 3D treatment planning and manufacture of surgical stents.
  • Engagement with patients and clinical staff to ensure the patient is managed efficiently and effectively.
  • Utilising CAD technology within the laboratory.

Please read the attached Job Description carefully for more information on the role and its requirements in further detail.

Essential Criteria:

  • Must be GDC registered and hold a suitable, recognised qualification.
  • Must have sufficient post-qualification crown and bridge experience and be able to work independently.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Have sufficient post-qualification experience of prosthetics and be able to produce simple acrylic dentures and occasional implant retained dentures.
  • Have sufficient training and knowledge to be able to produce simple orthodontic appliances (Hawley retainer).

The selection at sift 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 – NHSC3 – Health, Safety & Security
  • NHS Core– NHSC4 –Service Improvement
  • NHS Core – NHSC5 – Quality

This interview will require a technical skill task (bench test) and will be carried out observing the appropriate COVID safety measures at this time.

This will include the following:

  • Layering of ceramic on crown and bridge substructures.

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

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Further Information

There is no requirement to deploy to other locations in this post but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients.

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 SC.

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 post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

Travel to interview costs will not be reimbursed.

For details of which locations are in each region, please see attached Regional Layout document. Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying.

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.

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

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