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Specialist Dental Nurse *Internal*

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and highly motivated, qualified GDC registered Dental Nurse, with recent chairside experience to work within our busy Orthodontic, Outpatient Department. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a progressive and developing environment. We are ideally looking for an individual who would be flexible, you will be based at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle but may be required at times to work at West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven if there is absence within the team.

If you are a motivated Dental Nurse and you possess a NEBDN post qualification in Oral Health, Orthodontics or Radiology, or equivalent and wish to gain or expand your experience in Orthodontics please contact:

Carly Matthews, Lead Dental Nurse, on 01228 814225 for further details.

Main duties of the job

The role includes the full range of Clinical and Administrative Dental Nurse duties and as outlined in the job description. Including, independent nurse led clinics, utilising post qualification skills.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see ourPolicyfor eligible vacancies?

The Trust will provide a twelve month preceptorship period for all newly registered healthcare professionals.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • National Certificate NEBDN or equivalent education. e.g NVQ Level lll Oral Healthcare
  • At least one post qualification certificate relevant to orthodontics that will allow utilisation of nurse lead clinics: Including but not limited to: NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health, Dental nurse radiography or orthodontic nursing certificate
  • Experience of independent working based on protocol or prescription
  • Curent GDC Registration held


  • NEBDN Certificate in Orthodontics
  • Certificate in Impression Taking or equivalent
  • Certificate in Clinical Photography or equivalent
  • Certificate in PAR calibration
  • ILS/pILS or equivalent

Knowledge & Experience


  • Recent Orthodontic dental nursing experience
  • In depth knowledge of Oral Health issues, special needs and medically compromised patients
  • Skills and training in specialised orthodontic nursing procedure
  • Knowledge of use of audit
  • Knowledge of out patient services
  • Awareness of Trust procedures
  • Awareness of requirements of the post
  • BLS certification or equivalent and knowledge of dental / medical emergencies
  • GDC code of professional conduct
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and personal development plan to demonstrate this


  • Knowledge of referral process to Orthodontics
  • Understanding of local dental services
  • Experience of Multidisciplinary orthodontic care
  • Experience working in a hospital setting
  • Enhanced certification or experience in managing medical emergencies in dental/ orthodontic practice
  • Teaching and training experience or certification
  • Management experience or course attended

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently to educate both patient / parent
  • Able to work in a team
  • Time management skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • IT skills
  • Confidence to deal with difficult or aggressive patients
  • Empathetic and able to work with a range of patients
  • Professionalism

Personal Circumstances


  • Flexible
  • Empathetic
  • Calm under pressure
  • Adaptable
  • Ability to work cross - site and travel independently across Cumbria

Other requirements


  • Equality and Diversity (from KSF core dimension 6- one to be selected) Act in ways that support equality and value diversity (Level 1) Support equality and value diversity (Level 2)
  • For all with managerial responsibilities: Promote equality and value diversity (Level 3) Develop a culture that promotes equality and values diversity (Level 4)

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Orthodontic Department

Cumberland Infirmary



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