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Dental Officer (Band A)

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Cleator Moor
£44,955 to £67,433 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Doctor - other
Contract Type
Part Time
The Special Care and Community Dental Service (CDS) in Allerdale and Copeland is seeking to recruit a compassionate and motivated individual to come and join our existing team of highly skilled clinicians and support staff providing dental care to our patients.

We are looking for a clinician who makes patient care their first priority and who thrives working with a number of different patient groups. Being able to communicate effectively with both patients and staff is essential as you will be responsible for looking after some of the most vulnerable people in society.

You will be supported to develop skills to deliver the main duty of the post in providing emergency dental care for adult and child patients. You will enjoy the professional support of highly qualified and experienced colleagues, working within well-equipped modern dental clinics and other healthcare facilities.

Main duties of the job

The main role of the Dental Officer is to provide emergency and urgent care identified through the Dental Direct triage process.

In certain circumstances there will be an expectation to:
  • undertake care for patients identified as requiring urgent care by Multi-disciplinary Teams.
  • provide routine dental care to patients referred to, or accessing, the Special Care and Community Dental Service.
  • liaise with a range of social and other health care personnel and agencies to ensure the effective management of and delivery of care to patients with specific requirements.
  • be involved with the delivery of a domiciliary dental service to patients who may require such service.
  • deliver care, as required, in a variety of locations within the defined localities of Allerdale and Copeland.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • BDS or equivalent
  • FD obtained or equivalence proved
  • NHSE Performer List number.
  • Registration with General Dental Council (Dentist)



  • One year post-graduate clinical activity


  • Experience of and an understanding of the challenges presented by special care patients.
  • Experience of dealing with confidential and sensitive material
  • Experience of clinical audit
  • Proven experience and competence in routine minor oral surgery.



  • Structure of local NHS Dental services
  • Legislative framework governing the delivery of oral health care in England
  • Basic Life Support


  • Contemporary knowledge of Specialist Society guidelines for clinical care
  • Knowledge of legislation and guidance around process of consent
  • Knowledge of current NHSE commissioning guidance for special care and paediatric dentistry
  • Knowledge of SOE dental software

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Ability to organise own workload and manage priorities.
  • Expertise in a range of clinical dentistry
  • Good interpersonal skills with citable examples of working as part of a wider dental team.
  • Empathy and understanding towards patients and other staff members.


  • Demonstrable experience of audit
  • Experience of and an understanding of the challenges presented by special care patients.
  • Training in the use of conscious sedation

Personal Circumstances


  • Willingness to work with a variety of different patient groups
  • Able to work in different clinical settings throughout a working week.
  • Comply with the NHS policy on smoking
  • Ability to travel between sites in Cumbria.

Other Requirements


  • Act in a way that supports equality and value diversity.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Cleator Moor Dental Clinic

Cleator Moor Health Centre, Birks Road

Cleator Moor


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