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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/02/2020.

Band 5 Civilian Dental Hygienist

Job Reference: J221-A-20-18090

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Defence Medical Service
RAF Benson
£24,214-£30,112 per annum

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

Are you professional and highly motivated with a drive for delivering excellent dental care? Are you looking to move into an exciting and rewarding role? If the answer is yes, you would be well-suited to the Band 5 Civilian Dental Hygienist role we have available at Dental Centre RAF Benson.

A Market Skills Supplement of £5,750 per annum will be offered to the successful candidate.

Primarily, the successful candidate will provide dental treatment, oral hygiene instruction & education, and any other appropriate clinical procedure as prescribed by a Dental Officer in support of the Defence Primary Health Care (DPHC) Dental Oral Health Strategy. You'll work towards improving and maintaining the dental health of entitled personnel. In addition to this the candidate will provide the Senior Dental Officer with clinical and administrative support to enable the primary purpose to be achieved.

Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Carrying out work under the direction of a registered dentist who has examined the patient and indicated in writing the course of treatment to be provided. This is in accordance with the Dental Auxiliary Regulations 1986, as amended by the Dental Auxiliaries (amended) Regulations 1991.

  • Administering local anaesthetic when specifically prescribed by a Dental Officer.

  • Ensuring that not less than 6.5 hours per day in 2 sessions are set aside for appointed patients, and to undertake treatment at local Units as directed by the Senior Dental Officer and Principal Dental Officer.

  • Managing surgery to a high standard at all times with respect to cleanliness, equipment maintenance (including end-of-day), documentation and security.

  • Carrying out preventive cross infection procedures including sterilisation of instruments and materials.

  • In conjunction with the receptionist, overseeing and maintaining own appointment book by liaising between Dental Officer and patients concerning appointments.

  • Overseeing or taking lead on any National Health Campaigns or organised promotions within the dental department.

You are required to hold the following:

  • Knowledge of range of oral health procedures; acquired through training to degree level or to diploma level plus experience to degree equivalent level.

  • General Dental Council registration.

  • Full UK Driving License.

Experience of Healthcare Governance and Leadership along with a competence in the use of Information Systems would be desirable.

Please note this role is Full Time only at 37.5 hours a week.

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.

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following framework:

  • NHS Core – NHS6 – Equality and Diversity

  • 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

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.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining 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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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.

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