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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/03/2020.

Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry

Job Reference: 267-A-20-40196

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Dental Services
Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire
£75,614 to £86,900 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Oxfordshire Community Dental Service provides countywide special care and paediatric dentistry to the local population, operating from multiple sites and delivering care via a wide range of treatment modalities including sedation and general anaesthesia.

The post holder will demonstrate clinical leadership in the care of children, especially those with special care, within the Oxfordshire Community Dental Service in conjunction with the Clinical Director. This will include children with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, mental health problems, medically compromised, severe anxiety or phobias.

The post holder will provide oral health care for children seen in the Oxfordshire Community Dental Service. This will include sedation and general anaesthesia, domiciliary care, provision of oral health care to those in local secure settings, screening and epidemiology and oral health promotion.

The post holder will assist the Clinical Director as required in the day to day operational activities of the Community Dental Service. They will be expected to take the lead on delivery of care, training and supervision in their specialist area travelling to sites as required. They may also assist in the planning and Clinical Leadership of Oxfordshire Community Dental Service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rosalind Mitchell, Clinical Director

Tel: 01865 904040/01865 904041/ 07803703113


Sarah Buckingham, Specialist in Special Care Dentistry

Tel: 01865 904040/07920 545702

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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