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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 03/10/2021.

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

Job Reference: 845-LOC1911

Locala Community Partnerships CIC
£77,732 to £89,333 per annum

Locala embraces diversity and inclusion and strives to become an organisation that celebrates and values the individuality of our colleagues lived experiences.

Locala recognises the value that inclusivity brings when delivering equitable, high quality healthcare to our local communities.

If you are CARING and AMBITIOUS – then join Locala and BE PART OF IT.

Providing a variety of NHS community healthcare services ensuring health and wellbeing, helping to create ‘Better Lives’

Tell me who, tell me when, tell me why………..

Locala – Employing around 1500 people who are all committed to delivering the very best services to patients. Our team are part of the community and have often cared for generations within the same family.

Created - in 2011 to take on the NHS community healthcare services previously provided as part of Kirklees Primary Care Trust. There was an ambition and determination to be flexible and innovative. Those services care for, and support people, from before birth to end of life, ranging from health visitors to physiotherapy, and sexual health to district nursing, as well as dental care, school nurses, and foot care.

Because - Localameans you’re not just an employee, you’re a colleague sharing in the interest and future of the organisation. Clearand simple, we work like traditional businesses but do not have profits or shareholders. Instead any money left over is reinvested or used to create positive social change. They create employment and reinvest their profits back into their business or the local community. This allows them to tackle social problems, improve people’s life chances, provide training and employment opportunities, support communities and help the environment.

Key benefits:-

Colleague ownership – All permanent Locala colleagues become members of the organisation giving you your say in how the organisation runs and develops

Flexible Working - Locala is committed to helping colleagues to improve their working lives and to balance their responsibilities at work with their personal commitments. A variety of flexible working patterns/options may be considered to support you in achieving a better work/life balance, subject to the needs of the service.

Annual Leave Entitlement – A generous annual leave entitlement increasing with length of service (previous service with NHS organisations is recognised), min 27 days plus bank holidays on joining

The Opportunity:-

Specialist Paediatric Dentist

The Role:-

Are you ready for the next stage of your career journey?

Locala Community Dental Service provides comprehensive dental care for children and adults with additional needs in Calderdale and Kirklees, including the towns of Halifax, Dewsbury and Huddersfield.

We are looking for a dynamic individual to become the Specialist Paediatric Dentist for Locala’s Community Dental Service, who will be an inspiring and dedicated clinician to bring enthusiasm and innovation, supporting the service and its colleagues through the next journey.

The purpose of the role is to support the provision of high-quality clinical care to children with specialist oro-dental problems, additional needs or special needs including the provision of comprehensive dental care under sedation or general anaesthesia where appropriate. In addition, you will support the Clinical Director, Operational Manager and other members of the Senior Management Team.

Dental care may be provided in community, hospital or domiciliary settings, as a flexible approach will be required in responding to the clinical care needs of these patients and the post holder will take a clinical leadership role in developing paediatric dentistry within Locala Dental Care, including training and support to other members of the Locala dental team.

You will also support the lead for the Dental Services and will have the opportunity to shape and develop the service and team. Previous experience of managing a team is essential and supporting change would be desirable.

Previous Community Dental experience is not essential, however an understanding of patients’ needs with conditions such as Autism, Phobias and Learning Difficulties is essential.

The post is offered on a full-time basis, however suitably qualified applicants who are unable to work full-time will be considered, as will a locum position.

You will be registered with the GDC, have a relevant postgraduate qualification, require a Performer Number to work within NHS Primary Care Dentistry and hold a driving licence with access to a vehicle.

Please note this role is eligible for the NHS Pension Scheme

For more information please contact;

Balqees Bi, Clinical Director on 030 3330 8754/07763531361

Sandra Phillips, Operational Manager Tel: 030 333 09568/Mobile: 07763 537349

Helen Jones, Assistant Director of Operations on 03030034459

Please ensure you read the Application Guidance Document on the right hand side of this page prior to filling out this form to help you.

To minimise delays please ensure your application is submitted with valid email addresses for referees, one of whom MUST be your current or most recent employer.

Locala Health and Wellbeing is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of society regardless of disability, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief. For further information about our benefits, please click on the Locala Benefits for applicants on the right hand side of this vacancy to read more.

An element of flexible working is expected to maintain safe, effective, responsive services. All posts recruited to by Locala Health and Wellbeing (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Please apply as soon as possible as posts will be closed once sufficient applications are received.

If you have not been shortlisted you will be notified through the NHS Jobs Website. If you require further information on why you haven’t been shortlisted please contact the recruiting manager. Please provide your contact details for either email or telephone for them to be in touch. If an insufficient number of applications are received for this vacancy, there is a possibility the post could be re advertised even after the shortlisting process.

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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