Dental Technician

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 SUBJECT TO EVALUATION / per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Do you have great communication skills?

Are you passionate about improving the quality of care to our patients and families?

Do you enjoy making a real difference to others?

We care for our staff as much as we do for our patients, so we want you to join our team

The People you'll be working with....

Chesterfield Royal is a friendly Hospital with a real community feel, we try our best to make sure that everyone feels welcomed and supported. The team in the Maxfac department are really friendly, we're a down to earth bunch who love working here, and we're really welcoming to anyone new to the team - that's why we believe it makes a great place to work.

We value all our staff and believe it's important to involve everyone in our decision making, and always ask for ideas and suggestions to make improvements. We have Listening into Action (LiA), QSIR (Quality Service Improvement and Re-design), Human Factors and Leading the Chesterfield Way framework that you can be part of. We don't always get things right first time, but we listen and learn from our mistakes to make sure we're always making improvements and a positive difference for staff that work here.

The Health and Wellbeing of our staff is at the heart of what we do, and we offer a variety of health and wellbeing initiatives to all members of our team. We also appreciate that people need a home-work life balance, that is why we promote and welcome flexible ways of working for all.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of the maxillofacial and orthodontic department's laboratory team. You be producing accurate study models and manufacturing custom made medical devices to prescription forms from clinic, whilst also supporting the Maxillofacial Prosthetist in his construction of devices that support patients following surgery for disease or trauma. Innovative ways of working are utilised within the laboratory, with a 3D working set up to produce printed aspects of anatomy.

You will be supported by the Laboratory Manager to develop in ways that will enhance you as a Dental Technician. There will also be opportunity to attend courses for educational benefit to yourself and the supporting of the department.

We are looking for someone who has....

A real desire to make a positive difference for patients and their families. Someone who is thorough and organised in their approach to work. Someone who is able to manage a variable workload and can work well under pressure.

You'll need to be able to confidently communicate with people, be able to build sound working relationships and have a friendly and professional approach to work. You'll need to be able to work well on your own, and equally well as part of a team. We're really open minded and embrace change, so please bring along your ideas and enthusiasm as well!

The successful applicant will need to be GDC registered or on a recognised GDC qualifiable training programme.


About us

Chesterfield Royal Hospital is located in Calow, Chesterfield, which is situated on a green field site on the edge of the Peak District National Park. It is home to the Crooked Spire and is also close to Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham, thus offering numerous choices for recreational activities and lifestyles.

Chesterfield Royal Hospital was officially opened by the queen in 1985 and since then it has continued to expand and modernise, currently holding approximately 550 beds. We provide acute in-patient and out-patient care for Chesterfield and the surrounding rural area of North Derbyshire, serving a population of approximately 350,000 people.

The Benefits

We want you to be the best you can be. We will support you with training opportunities if parts of your job are new to you and career development options too.
  • Employer and employee contributory pension scheme.
  • Annual leave is 27 days per annum (pro rata) and rises with service plus bank holidays.
  • Flexible working opportunities.
  • Accessible local transport.
  • Access to the cycle to work scheme.
  • Onsite parking facilities.

Not only this but we also offer a range of health, lifestyle and financial wellbeing benefits, which can be viewed at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job description and Person Specification in the attachments section on this page. This document contains a full detailed description of the role and what the main responsibilities and duties are, along with the criteria that are required for the role.

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If you have any further questions or if youd just like to come and meet the team and have a chat please contact Daniel Shaw, Lab Manager, Maxillofacial department, Surgical Division on 01246 512104 or email The closing date for applications is 29th December, and interviews will be held in January

Person Specification

Skills & Knowledge


  • Ability to prioritise workload.
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Ability to Multi-task.


  • Membership of professional body (OTA).
  • Good understanding of IT systems and equipment.

Personal Attributes


  • Effective communication skills.
  • Smart appearance.
  • A desire to specialise in Orthodontics.
  • Effective team player.
  • Adaptability.

Qualifications & Training


  • Bsc in Dental Technology or GDC historical equivalent.
  • Registration as a Dental Technician with the GDC or on a recognised GDC qualifiable training programme.


  • PAR Index Calibration.



  • Experience in the manufacture of Orthodontic appliance.
  • Knowledge of COSHH, MDR, laboratory health and safety.
  • Awareness of CPD.


  • Former employee in a hospital Orthodontic laboratory.
  • Post qualification experience in Orthodontic manufacture.

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital



S44 5BL

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