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Dental Nurse Team Leader

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Kent Community Health NHS Trust Dental Services are commissioned to provide Community, Prison and General Dental services in Kent, and London. The Service compliments general and hospital dental services and involves multi-agency working to provide a range of quality dental services. The range of services includes Sedation, Special Care Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Domiciliary care, Bariatric and also the Tooth Fairy GA Assessment project working in collaboration with the Royal LondonHospital. Loxford Polyclinic also operates an early start system for 2 days per week.The Dental Nurse Team Leader will support the Practice Manager in the day to day running of the clinic. They will be responsible for the appraisal and supervision of dental nurses and admin staff. The post holder will be required to provide chair side assistance to clinicians, and have a flexible attitude to supporting other sites when required

Main duties of the job

  • Undertaking the responsibility of organising/delivery of the special care dental nursing in community dental services
  • Undertaking specific roles as and when directed by the Practice Manager to support the day to day running of the clinics including the planning and management of staff rotas, implementing service initiatives/developments to ensure compliance with regulatory standards including, but not limited to, CQC, Dental Practice Inspections, Standard Operating Procedures, Health & Safety Risk Assessment etc.
  • Providing advice and guidance to front line staff, with line management duties for the dental nurses working in clinic.
  • Working in partnership with other Dental Nurse Team Leaders to ensure standardised practices across all sites

You will need to be able to demonstrate strong leadership, with the ability to work independently, proactively and under pressure.

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. From September 2022, the minimum salary we'll pay is �10.90 per hour (excluding apprentices). The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 2nd June 2023

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Recognised Dental Nurse qualification GDC Registered Dental Nurse


  • Post qualification training and experience of providing chair side support during sedation under IV/RA Post Qualification in Special Care Post qualification in Dental radiography



  • A minimum of 3 years' experience within NHS dentistry.


  • Experience within a Community Dental Service



  • Expertise within specialism underpinned by relevant practical experience and knowledge acquired through training and short courses equivalent to degree level e.g. minimum of 2 years' experience of supervising, directing and training dental nurses. Understanding of and commitment to upholding clinical and GDC standards. Knowledge and understanding of the SOEL Health dental application or similar dental application. Ability to develop and deliver training programmes for front line staff Evidence of continued professional development


  • Understanding of NHS Human Resource policies Advanced knowledge and understanding of the SOEL Health Dental Application



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Proven ability to work within a team and to work under own initiative.

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

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Langthorne Health Centre, 13 Langthorne Road.


E11 4HX

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