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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/03/2020.

Specialist in Special Care Dentistry

Job Reference: 130-19732844-291119-PC

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Special Care Dentistry
Central Clinic Swansea, Swansea
£75,615 to £86,900 per an

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

Swansea Bay University Health Board, Community Dental Service (CDS), has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person who shares our Health Board values:

"Caring for each other, Working together, Always Improving"

There is a vacancy in the CDS team for a Specialist in Special Care Dentistry. The CDS provides dental care for vulnerable people of all ages who are unable to obtain dental treatment via the General Dental Services due to some form of disability, in accordance with guidance provided by the Welsh Government (WHC/2016/002). Patients seen by the CDS include children and adults who have learning disabilities, people who are medically compromised, those who have mental health problems, people who have physical disabilities including obesity, people who experience disproportionate dental anxiety, those people who have complex social problems and cannot obtain dental care including those who are unable to leave their homes to seek care and people in rehabilitation and secure units. Often there is a combination of disabilities.

The CDS presently provides clinical services via fixed clinics, domiciliary dental care and mobile dental units across the Health Board area. The dental treatment provided by the CDS includes a full range of treatment suitable for a primary dental care setting and includes both inhalation and IV sedation, supported by a fully trained team. Bariatric services are provided by CDS in Port Talbot Resource Centre. The CDS also supports a Special Care Dentistry general anaesthetic list at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.

The post holder will provide specialist dental care to special care patients with conditions including learning disabilities, physical handicaps including obesity, mental health problems, substance abuse, medically-compromising conditions, social problems including homelessness and severe anxiety or phobias.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Clinical Lead - Rohini Mohan




Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

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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