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Civilian Dental Practitioner

Job Reference: J221-A-19-17097

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Primary Healthcare
Whale Island, Portsmouth
£46,534 - £76,885 Pro rata

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) have a rewarding position for a Civilian Dental Practitioner working 18.5 hours a week based at Whale Island, Portsmouth, PO2 8ER.

The role of DPHC is to provide and commission a safe, effective and efficient healthcare service for entitled personnel contributing to the maximisation of Service personnel fit for task. This is achieved through the provision of an occupationally-aware primary healthcare service which includes dental, rehabilitation and mental healthcare services.

The duties of the successful candidate include but are not limited to;

  • Improving, maintaining and inspecting the dental health and operational fitness of personnel for whom they are responsible at intervals in accordance with the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines.
  • Providing an occupational oral health assessment, being fully conversant with NATO Dental Fitness categorisation and dental input into the Joint Medical Employment Standard for Service personnel.
  • Ensuring that contemporaneous notes are recorded on individuals’ integrated electronic healthcare records for all episodes of care.
  • Ensuring that surgery management, documentation including consumable stores, the safe custody of personal sensitive data and the maintenance of equipment is kept to a high standard at all times.
  • Onward referral of personnel to enhanced practitioners, specialists or consultants for treatment as appropriate.
  • Participating in Quality Improvement projects.
  • Managing military and civilian staff within their dental centre.

Qualifications and Memberships

Successful candidates will be required to show evidence of the following:

  • Registration with the General Dental Council (please include details on any current, spent, or impending restrictions to practice) and either; have undertaken Foundation Dentist Training (or have qualified before foundation training became compulsory in the NHS); or have evidence of adequate clinical experience (either in the UK or abroad) to be able to practice independently.

Desirable requirements:

  • Postgraduate qualifications
  • Healthcare Governance experience to assume deputy role
  • Management and leadership experience
  • Competency in the use of Information Systems

Selection Process Details

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application. At interview, you will be tested against the following NHS Key Skills Framework:

NHS Core – NHSC1 – Communication

NHS Core – NHSC2 – Personal & People Development

NHS Core – NHSC3 – Health, Safety & Security

NHS Core – NHSC4 – Service Improvement

NHS Core – NHSC5 – Quality

NHS Core – NHS6 – Equality and Diversity

Further Information

The successful candidate will gain access to the additional benefits of a competitive salary, opportunities for continuous professional development, team building, peer review and reimbursement of GDC fees. On-site benefits include free parking and access to gym.

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.

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 security check.

All employees joining the 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.

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

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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