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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/01/2022.

Dental Nurse - Fixed Term

Job Reference: 449-DEA157-1

Solent NHS Trust
Special Care Dentistry
£22,549 - £24,882 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

Are you passionate about providing excellent care? In need of a new challenge? Looking for a position with wide variety and opportunities to develop your skills?

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

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, highly motivated Dental Nurses to work across our Clinics in Bitterne, Hythe, Eastleigh, Millbrook, Royal South Hants Hospital Southampton.

The successful candidate(s) 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 organizational 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 Lavinia Ellis- Practice Manager: 07826 873907 / Debra Russell - Deputy Practice Manager: 07799 895333


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All patient facing workers in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . It will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation – guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

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