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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 19/01/2022.

Dental Nurse

Job Reference: 449-DEA167

Solent NHS Trust
Special Care Dental Service
Andover & Aldershot
£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

Solent NHS Trust Special Care Dental Service has an exciting opportunity to recruit two enthusiastic, self-motivated dental nurses to work full time (5 days 37.5 hours per week) within the Special Care Dental Service based at our Andover and Aldershot Special Care Dental Clinics. This post will also include covering our Basingstoke Dental clinic when needed. Covering other areas of the service may be required also.

The successful candidates will be providing support for the dentist and working with the wider team to provide an efficient service for our special care patients, including conscious sedation, domiciliary work. There is also the opportunity to work at our general anesthetic sites, Basingstoke, and Winchester RHCH hospital where we have sessions for our adult and paediatric patients.

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

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 an advantage and candidates should be proficient with Outlook 365, Word, Excel, should have competent keyboard skills, and knowledge of a dental software package would be an advantage. Applicants should be flexible and may be required to travel over a wide area of Hampshire.

For more information on this vacancy, please contact Mrs Sarah Haines, Practice Manager on 07827992704


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.Please be advised that we may choose to close adverts early should we receive a high number of applications.

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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