Dental Therapist

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience dependent on experience
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Dental Therapist, Band 6

Part time - 22.5 hours per week

Salary �33,706-�40,588 pa pro rata

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and conscientious Dental Therapist to join our community dental team in Torbay & South Devon.

Applications are welcomed from those who wish to develop and utilise their therapy skills within a service that provides comprehensive care for children and adults with special needs. The role will include clinical duties across our clinics and being an active participant in the oral health promotion team. There is also opportunity to participate in the Annual Epidemiological Surveys for the region subject to training and successful calibration.

You will have full GDC registration, undergo enhanced DBS clearance and must hold full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle as there is a requirement to travel to other sites.

Main duties of the job

Working alongside a dedicated and motivated team you will be responsible to:-
  • Provide high quality dental care to adults and children with complex needs in a primary care setting. This includes treatment of those with learning difficulties, mental health problems and challenging behaviour, complex medical histories, sensory and mobility problems, frail older person and socially excluded groups in the society
  • Provide preventative care and advice to individual patients and their carer
  • Keep comprehensive accurate records
  • Participation in audit, clinical governance and peer review including all mandatory training requirements
  • Liaison with colleagues and other health and care teams in order to provide the right care for the patients
  • Display behaviours that demonstrate the Trust vision and values
  • For further information please refer to person specification of the role

The job holder is expected to work flexibly with colleagues to achieve the required aims and objectives of the service.

About us

Patients are referred from other health care professionals to the service. The CDS also facilitates access to oral care services for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.

Oral care is delivered via two fixed bases in Torbay and Newton Abbot, the day surgery unit at Torbay Hospital, a self-drive Mobile Dental Unit (MDU), and domiciliary care for those who fit the remit of the service. All surgeries have recently been updated with new dental equipment and the service has the use of a compact bariatric wheelchair ramp.

We offer an environment geared to professional and personal development to support your success in the above role and welcome any new member of staff to the team in a supportive environment.

You will be joining a wider organisation of 6,500 colleagues who work for one of the first Trusts in the country to pioneer integrated care, joining up hospital care and community care with social care.

We are lucky to work in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, with a fantastic quality of life. We actively encourage our people to enjoy a good work/life balance and Devon offers everything from city living to a host of outdoor activities. Whether it's the coast that floats your boat, the adrenaline of white-water rafting, trekking across the moors or being mindful in nature, you'll find it all right on your doorstep.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification .

Person Specification



  • Registered with GDC as Dental Therapist


  • Inhalation sedation
  • experience of working in the CDS
  • Epidemiological survey experience

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