Dental Officer - Band A

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£44,955 to £67,433 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Doctor - other
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a part-time (0.6 WTE Mon/Tues/Weds) Band A Dental Officer to join Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust Dental Services in Blackburn (Barbara Castle Way HC).

The post will support career development in Community Dental Services through internal/external training and includes the provision of care within the specialties of special care and paediatric dentistry including retained safety net patients (high street dentistry) and urgent care for patients referred by the Lancashire Call Handling Service.

This role is supported by an active Managed Clinical Network, Specialists in Special Care/Paediatric Dentistry and experienced Senior Dental Officers and therapists. Dental nurses are qualified and many have training in extended duties-radiography, sedation, special care, fluoride application.

Mentoring, clinical supervision and peer review is provided and post holders are encouraged to undertake tier 2 accreditation in one of the specialties.

Full GDC registration and Performer number without restrictions are required. The post is not suitable for those looking to complete DCT/FD/ORE training.

Main duties of the job

The provision of high quality routine and urgent care dentistry to service users referred to LSCFT Dental Services. Service users include level 2 special care and paediatric patients and retained safety net patients level 1.

The provision of urgent care to service users referred to LSCFT Dental Services from the Lancashire Call Handling Service.

The provision of inhalation sedation and domiciliary dental care as required.

The provision of exodontia and comprehensive dental care under general anaesthetic supporting Senior Dental Officers and Clinical Specialists.

The daily supervision of Dental Care Professionals as part of the dental team.

The appropriate use and care of Trust facilities and resources

To provide care following NHS regulations, Trust policies and procedures, NICE guidance, Delivering Better Oral Health.

To utilise available skill mix as appropriate.

The post holder is required to undertake any other duties in line with those that could reasonably be expected of a Band A Dental Officer in line with the SPDCS terms and conditions and competencies.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Qualifications General education BDS or equivalent qualification Full GDC registration without restrictions Indemnity insurance Performer number or eligible for inclusion on performers list without exclusions. Completion of Foundation Training or proof of exemption



  • Experience Broad based professional background Evidence of continual professional development Evidence of working with service users with additional needs Evidence of working with paediatric service users Evidence of providing inhalation sedation to anxious children or adults

Work Related Knowledge & Skills


  • Work Related Knowledge and Skills Good team worker Clear and effective communicator Effective planner/organiser Commitment to NHS dentistry IT skills

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