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Consultant Orthodontist

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen as were looking to appoint an enthusiastic Orthodontist Consultant to work across both Barnsley Hospital and Sheffields Charles Clifford Dental Hospital.

This post will support an expanding clinical workload and contribute to the management of complex cases.

If you would like to know more about the department or arrange an informal visit, please contact: Mr. Ricardo Mohammed-Ali, Clinical Lead and Consultant:

Main duties of the job

The postholders duties will be primarily based at Barnsley Hospital but will work 2PAs at Sheffields Charles Clifford Dental Hospital.

Main duties include:

To provide orthodontic services for the population of the surrounding area

To actively participate as a member of the orthodontic team to provide excellent care to our patients

To actively contribute to the development of orthodontic services

To provide advice to dental and medical practitioners working in the primary care sector

Undertake Orthodontic clinics within the outpatient setting at both Barnsley Hospital and Charles Clifford Dental Hospital

Take forward the Orthodontic service to include the management and orthodontic treatment for orthognathic and orthodontic patients

Continuing responsibility for the care of patients in his/her charge, including administrative duties associated with patient care

Attendance at joint Orthognathic clinics

To provide advice to hospital clinicians including consultants in oral and maxillofacial surgery

Participation in clinical audit and in continuing medical/dental education

The post holder will not be required to participate in an on-call rota

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Barnsleys Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Orthodontics Department and Facilities

The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Orthodontics Department sits within the Surgery CBU and provides acute hospital services for the population of Barnsley and surrounding areas, with onward Managed Clinical Network access to more specialised / advanced clinical input with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the Charles Clifford Dental and Royal Hallamshire Hospitals.

The Orthodontic and OMFS medical team currently consists of one Orthodontist Consultant, two OMFS Consultants, one Locum OMFS Consultant, two Associate Specialists, two Specialty Doctors and two Dental Core Trainees (DCT), as listed below.

The Department is looking to recruit a keen Orthodontist Consultant who will become an integral part of the routine workload and case mix management, with a key administrative input and some clinical freedom to develop their interests.

The role will be based at and will be employed by Barnsley District General Hospital and will work one day per week (2 PAs) at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The team in Barnsley comprises:

Mr Ricardo Mohammed-Ali Clinical Lead and Consultant in OMFS

Dr Nicola Parkin Consultant Orthodontist

Mr Austen Smith Consultant in OMFS

Mr Ken Prendergast Locum Consultant in OMFS

Mr Paul Hudson Associate Specialist

Mr Peter Clayton Associate Specialist (STH employed)

Mr Anand Naran Specialty Doctor

Miss Roshni Patel Specialty Doctor

There are 10 DCTs employed by STH who rotate to Barnsley on a rolling fortnightly rota, with two DCTs being present on the Barnsley site each week.

The Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery & Orthodontics strives to provide as wide a remit of clinical service provision to the people of Barnsley and its districts as possible, with some clinical overlap into dental, ENT, Dermatology and surgical areas.

The Orthodontic Department is a purpose built, modern, spacious and well-equipped facility which is shared with the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery team. There are four shared single surgeries and a twin, open plan surgery for Orthodontic use.

The Department is dedicated to cross team working and there is an established Orthognathic service with joint clinics held in partnership with the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and Restorative colleagues who have specialist interests in this field.

The departments of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics have clinics running in parallel, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5pm with a shared reception and waiting area.

Both departments are supported by Specialist Dental Nurses and their own administrative and secretarial team.

The department has digital radiography and orthognathic Dolphin planning software with the department having its own specialist team of rotating Radiographers based on the department Monday to Friday.

A full-time Specialist Orthodontic and Oral Maxillofacial Technician is based on the department and locum Technicians are available to cover annual leave, sickness etc.

Consultant office accommodation is based within the department.

Charles Clifford Dental Hospital Orthodontic Service

The team at Sheffield comprises:

Mrs Catherine Brierley Consultant and Clinical Lead, Orthodontics

Ms Melanie Stern Consultant

Mr Thomas Frawley Consultant

Mrs Fiona Dyer Consultant

Dr Nicola Parkin Consultant

Ms Caroline McCarthy Consultant

Ms Sangeeta Misra Consultant

Ms Rachael Benson Specialty Dentist

Mrs Paula Murray Specialty Dentist

The hospital is situation to the west of the City Centre and forms part of the University teaching complex, which includes the Royal Hallamshire Hospital as well as being within the University Campus.

The Charles Clifford Dental Hospital and adjacent Royal Hallamshire Hospital are equipped to a high standard with digital radiology and a computerised operating management system. Specialist equipment including dedicated surgical microscopes are available, as is cone beam CT and ultra sound services. There is also a dedicated department for the Orthodontic Department.

The Hospital serves a resident population of approximately 538,000 and in addition, provides specialist services for a wider area, so this figure rises to approximately 672,000 when considering patients from adjacent districts. Specialist services are provided in the departments of Oral Medicine, Oral Microbiology, OMF Pathology, OMF Radiology, Oral Special Needs Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry.

The Orthodontic Department

The department provides specialist orthodontic advice, routine and multi-disciplinary treatment and also provides clinical and didactic teaching in orthodontics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The 15-chair Orthodontic Department is located on the first floor of the Dental Hospital. The Department has a multidisciplinary clinic area, 3 side surgeries and a Covid secure open plan 9 chair polyclinic. There are separate undergraduate and postgraduate cephalometric tracing rooms, equipped with computer facilities for digitising lateral skull radiographs, storing digital images, orthognathic planning (Dolphin) and for medical audit (OPAS,TOPAS). All radiographs are digital and available on IMPAX. The Charles Clifford has access to Cone Beam CT and Digital Model scanning also. Digital camera equipment is available and there is a designated clinical photography area adjacent to the clinic.

Proposed Job Plan:

Monday BHNFT

AM Clinic (New & FUps) 9am-12.30pm Admin 12.30pm - 1pm

PM Clinic (New & FUps) 1.30pm - 5pm Admin 5pm - 5.30pm

Tuesday BHNFT

AM Clinic (New & FUps) 9am-12.30pm Admin 12.30pm - 1pm


Wednesday BHNFT

AM Clinic (New & FUps) 9am-12.30pm 1 in 4 wks will be a joint Orthognathic clinic with OMFS Consultant

PM Clinic (New & FUps) 1.30pm - 5pm Admin 5pm - 5.30pm

Thursday CCDH

AM Treatment Clinic 8.30am - 12.30pm (5 patients)

PM New Patient Clinic 1pm - 4pm (6 patients) Admin 4pm - 5pm


All Consultants are expected to assume responsibility, both singularly and corporately for the management of junior or attached staff. The successful candidate will be expected to develop his / her teaching skills to provide high quality training in orthodontics for career junior staff, providing clinical teaching for the SpRs enrolled on the three-year training programme.

The Job Plan

A formal job plan will be agreed between the appointee, Service Manager and Clinical Lead on behalf of the Medical Director this will be done within three months of starting the post. It is the post holders responsibility, working with the Clinical Lead, to ensure that the job plan reflects an average timetable of activity.

The post holder and Clinical Lead will review the job plan annually with the Service Manager. Either may propose amendment of the job plan. The expectation is that the Trust and the post holder will work together to benefit patients and individuals will view the job plan as a guide which may be amended in line with service changes. The formulation of the job plan should not prevent a flexible approach to work to ensure the efficient running of the department. The stated duties may be amended in the light of progress, accrual of skills or development of specialist skills.

The provisional Job Plan will consist of 7PAs (clinics, admin and SPA) in Barnsley across three days and 2 PAs in Sheffield at Charles Clifford Dental Hospital (clinics and admin).

Visiting the Department

If you would like to know more about the department or to arrange an informal visit please contact

Mr Ricardo Mohammed-Ali Clinical Lead OMFS Consultant, 01226 432094

Miss Nicola Parkin Orthodontist Consultant

Mr Austen Smith OMFS Consultant Orthodontics BHNFT 01226 434968

Rachel Lumb Service Manager 01226 431946

Mrs Catherine Brierley Clinical Lead, Orthodontics, CCDS


An existing research interest would be welcomed and there would be strong support and collaboration from the University of Sheffield and other universities. The Trust is very supportive of research.

Library Facilities/Postgraduate Education

We have an extensive learning and development programme and a fully equipped Education Centre. Within the Education Centre is a widely stocked library and resource centre, lecture theatres, a clinical skills training room, a resuscitation and manual handling training room, meeting rooms, classrooms, IT suites and a video conference room for Cancer Services

All members of staff and students will be able to access the library with their Trust ID badge out of normal staffed hours. No other areas in the Education Centre will be accessible during this time.

This is a positive enhancement to the Library Service that brings us into line with all other Trust libraries who already offer a 24-hour service.

Facilities / Support

The post has secretarial support and shared office accommodation with personal access to IT and the Internet.

Review / Appraisal / Job Planning

The duties are subject to annual job plan review by the Speciality Doctor in conjunction with the Clinical Lead and the Clinical Director.

Appraisal will also be carried out on an annual basis.

Person Specification



  • Full Registration with a Licence to Practise with the General Dental Council (GDC) and the General Medical Council (GMC)
  • GDC Specialist Register for Orthodontics
  • MOrth or equivalent (evidence that has been attained within 3 months of interview)
  • Intercollegiate speciality Fellowship Examination in orthodontics or equivalent of 2 years post CCST training


  • FDS or MFDS or equivalent



  • Provide an efficient orthodontic service
  • Proficiency in all commonly used Orthodontic techniques
  • Expertise on a range of Orthodontic problems
  • Interest in subspecialties: cleft lip & palate, joint restorative /orthodontic and orthognathic cases
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with patients/
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