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Dental Receptionist

Job Reference: 449-DEA179

Solent NHS Trust
Special Care Dental
£20,330 - £21,777 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 an enthusiastic, flexible, reliable team player with excellent communication skills?

Solent NHS Trust Special Care Dental Service is looking to recruit a Dental Receptionist to work within the Special Care Dental clinic situated at two of our sites: Bitterne Health Centre and Hythe Medical Centre.

The Special Care Dental Service delivers routine and urgent care to patients, adults and children who are unable to access care in the General Dental Services due to their additional needs. This includes adults and children with a physical, sensory, intellectual, mental, medical, social impairment or disability and individuals with behavioral difficulties or dental anxiety.

The successful candidate will provide reception and administrative support to the whole dental team. to provide an efficient effective service for our special care patients. There will be a need for the post holder to provide cover as and when needed at the other clinics in the West Area: Southampton, Eastleigh, and New Forest with the possibility for travel over the wider area of Hampshire.

The post holder needs to be confident, able to work under pressure with the ability to communicate effectively, delivering care with dignity and respect in a kind compassionate manner.

It is important that applicants can demonstrate strong interpersonal, communication skills, excellent IT and organisational skills. Candidates should be proficient with Outlook, Word, Excel, should have competent keyboard skills, and knowledge of a dental software package would be an advantage.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact: Lavinia Ellis: Practice Manager – 07826 873907 or Debra Russell: Deputy Practice Manager – 07799 895333


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.

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.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

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