Dental Core Trainee 2 – OMFS

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£33,298 to £46,363 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are delighted to be able to advertise a 12 month DCT 2 inOMFS with out of hours on call cover based in Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil. The successful candidate would complement a department of 5 Dental Core Trainees, 2 Specialty Trainee, 8 Associate Specialists/Specialty Doctors and 9 consultants. The department provides Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Restorative Dentistry & Orthodontic Dentistry for the Cwm Taf & Powys catchment area.

Main duties of the job

Dental Core Training Post in Oral & maxillofacial Surgery who will work under the direction of the consultants in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery. There will be daily contact with a multidisciplinary range of staff based on the ward, in the casualty Department, in operating theatres, Outpatients, from pharmacy and administrative staff.

This training and career development post will provide exposure to a broad range of Oral & maxillofacial surgery. There will be Hospital Consultation clinics for new and review patients under the supervision of either a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial or Oral Surgeon. In addition, there will be expose to minor oral surgery procedures, Day surgery cases and inpatient cases.

There will be study sessions for research, audit and publication activity. Attendance at relevant study days organised for local DF1 and 2 programmes will be encouraged.

Attendance and presentation to the Welsh Hospitals Dental Specialities Meeting is expected. Support for obtaining a postgraduate examination is provided.

The post is subject to regular appraisal by a named supervising Consultant, and monitoring of a portfolio of workplace based assessments and logbook of activity.

The DCT2 post is recognised for M.F.D.S, MJDF & M.R.C.S. One Study Session per week is timetabled. A proportion of these sessions will be dedicated to a programme of formal teaching

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:We listen, learn and improveWe treat everyone with respectWe all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person Specification



  • BDS or equivalent recognised qualification
  • Have or be eligible for full GDC Registration at the start date
  • Be eligible to work in the UK


  • Working towards or already obtained postgraduate qualifications (MFDS, MJDF or equivalent)

Experience/Knowledge & Skills


  • Must provide evidence of completion of UK Dental Foundation training or recognised equivalent or exemption
  • Have completed DCT1 training, but no more than 6 months of training in the year they have applied for by the start date of the post
  • Must not have undertaken 18 months or more Dental Core Training
  • Ability to work unsupervised during unsocial hours
  • Must have 6 months OMFS rotation with on-call experience


  • Evidence of teaching experience
  • Has publications
  • Has undertaken presentations

Clinicial Ability


  • Capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge and awareness to fully investigate problems
  • Capable of conducting operative procedures

Personal Attributes


  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Flexible & the ability to work well in a team environment

Clinicial Governance


  • Is up to date and fit to practice safely and is aware of own training needs
  • Evidence of personal involvement in clinical governance including clinical audit or significant event analysis



  • Understand the principles and relevance of clinical research


  • Enthusiasm for participation in research



  • Commitment to the Audit process and ability to participate in Audit to practice evidence based Medicine

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