General Dental Officer

Livewell Southwest CIC
£44,995 to £69,930 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a vacancy for a Band A Dentist to work as part of our experienced and friendly community dental team.

As a forward thinking dental team supported by specialists, we have created an environment for development and expansion into increasingly diverse and challenging specialist services. We welcome forward thinkers our team enjoys sharing their specialist interests and ideas during the working week, plus share a wealth of non-work interests in this activity-rich and lovely part of the country.

Main duties of the job

Urgent care for those members of the community who have been unable to access treatment with an NHS General Dental Practitioner and routine care for children will be the main focus of this position.

The post holder will be encouraged and given opportunities to develop skills under the guidance of Specialist clinicians in MOS, Special Care and Paediatrics and undertake further training including training in RA sedation and GA exodontia.

Plymouth CDS is a sub company of Livewell South West CIC

Dentists are employed under Salaried Dentist terms and Conditions

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The following list reflects typical duties that the post holder could be expected to undertake. This is not an exhaustive list, and may be subject to change, by mutual agreement, in order to meet the changing needs and requirements of the service.

Full training and support will be provided where required.
  • Urgent dental care for patients who have been unable to access treatment with a general dental practitioner.
  • Full range of care for children registered with service.
  • The provision of professional advice and support to other health workers.
  • Liaison with other dental care providers including within the GDS and Hospital services.
  • Administration associated with these duties including completion of appropriate NHS forms and referrals.

  • Provision of services on more than one site as dictated by service requirements.
  • Take part in personal development and appraisal.
  • Take part in clinical audit, peer review and any other clinical governance requirements.
  • Undertake appropriate Continuing Professional Development relevant to the requirements of the service.
  • This post involves working with children and vulnerable adults and will require a DBS check.
  • Maintain a safe working environment complying with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act, the Care Quality Commission and the policies of Livewell Southwest

Person Specification



  • Full GDC registration
  • Hold Performer number



  • Completed Foundation Dentist Training
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Urgent Care experience
  • Experience of primary dental care
  • MOS experience
  • Experience of treating children
  • Experience and skills in treating patients with special needs
  • Evidence of participation in clinical audit

Personal skills


  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken
  • Evidence of enthusiasm in developing Dental Skills
  • Appreciation of cultural diversity and equality issues
  • Ability to lead and work as a member of a team
  • Basic computer literacy and willingness to learn practice software
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work under pressure
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with colleagues
  • Adaptable and able to cope with change

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


The Dental Access Centre

Baring Street



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