Orthodontic Specialist Grade

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£80,693 to £91,584 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Applications are welcome for the post of Orthodontic Specialist. The successful candidates will work alongside Consultants, Senior Registrars and Junior doctors in the Oral & Maxillofacial Unit. This post attracts a signing on bonus of 30% of your basic salary

A wide range of complex orthodontic treatments are carried out at RCH. This includes the treatment of patients with severe malocclusions, those who have difficult management problems and medically compromised patients. There has been an increase in the number patients with complex problems requiring interdisciplinary treatment. Treatment planning and supervision for patients with moderate malocclusions is also an integral part of the consultant service provided. Supervising Orthodontic Therapists will be part of the allotted role.

Peninsula Dental School: Opportunities exist to become involved with the teaching and training of undergraduate dental students at the Truro Dental Education Facility. This is a 36 chair training base for the Peninsula Dental School.

Main duties of the job

  • Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of Orthodontics.
  • Undertake orthodontic treatment independently as a specialist and under the guidance of the orthodontic consultant(s), where required
  • To share with colleagues responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Orthodontic team.
  • Teaching and training of junior staff, dental students
  • To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in continuing medical education.
  • To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning clinical Governance and Audit.
  • To attend meetings and MDTs as appropriate.
  • Fulfill duties of specified timetable

About us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.

The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of �380 million and 750 beds. We work with health and social care organisations -including NHS Kernow and NHS England- to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000- which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.

The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually develop clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.

We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.

Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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  • We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity
  • Agency interest will not be considered until this advert has closed.

Person Specification



  • A full registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Dental Council;
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 years' dental work (either continuous period or in aggregate) since obtaining a primary dental qualification of which a minimum of six years should have been in a relevant specialty in the Specialty Doctor and/or closed SAS grades. Equivalent years' experience in a relevant specialty from other dental grades including from overseas will also be accepted.
  • GDC Specialist register for Orthdontics
  • MOrth or equivalent (evidence that has been obtained within 3 months of interview)
  • Meets the criteria set out in the Specialist grade generic capabilities framework


  • FDS of MFDS or equivalent

Professional values and behaviours, skills and knowledge


  • Practises with the professional values and behaviours expected of all doctors as set out in GMC Good Medical Practice and the Generic Professional Capabilities Framework (or equivalent for dentists).



  • Awareness of their leadership responsibilities as a clinician and demonstrates appropriate leadership behaviour; managing situations that are unfamiliar, complex or unpredictable and seeking to build collaboration with, and confidence in, others.

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