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Maxillofacial Prosthetist/Reconstructive Scientist

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc HCA
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Full Time
We are very excited to announce that we are recruiting to the position of a Band 7 Maxillofacial Prosthetist/Reconstructive Scientist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT) on a 12 month fixed term contract. The successful applicant will join our team manufacturing custom-made facial and body prostheses for our diverse range of patients.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work across site (Guy's and St Thomas sites), will be competent in all areas of maxillofacial prosthetics and willbe able to work autonomously to provide a high level of service to our patients and service users. They will participate in patient clinics, design and manufacture highly complex specialised maxillofacial prosthetics devices and attend multi-disciplinary team meetings when required.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual that enjoys working as part of a team, has excellent communication skills and can successfully manage a changing workload.

About us

The successful applicant will be part of a team of four maxillofacial prosthetists/reconstructive scientists and three orthodontic technical members of staff. We are a dedicated team, that take pride in the work we do and are continuously looking at ways to improve and develop the service that we provide to our patients. We have active links into research both within GSTT and King's College London and promote sharing our skills and knowledge by teaching students within the department, presenting at conferences and publishing academic papers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will work closely with all members of the maxillofacial prosthetics/reconstructive scientist and orthodontic technical team as well as surgeons, consultants, clinicians, nurses and administrative staff within Dental and the wider Trust.

Applicants will work in direct contact with patients providing a range of highly complex custom-made prostheses including ocular prostheses, facial and body prostheses, keloid pressure splints and nasal obturators. The role also includes undertaking complex orthognathic surgical planning, 3D surgical planning, attending MDT's and assisting with development of the service as required.

We are looking forward to welcoming a new member to the team and would consider employing the right person on a part time basis. We will also consider applicants that have not yet sat their AIB with the IMPT.

The interview will comprise of a practical assessment in the morning followed by a formal interview in the afternoon.

Person Specification



  • MSc in Maxillofacial Prosthetics/Reconstructive Science or equivalent qualification and experience
  • Registered with the GDC as a dental technician


  • Vocational training post qualification at an accredited unit
  • Full member of the IMPT

Previous Experience


  • Experience of producing highly specialised maxillofacial prosthetic devices. Construction of all types of complex maxillofacial prosthetic devices, trauma, facial and body prosthetics, including highly specialist implant retained devices
  • Patient management experience, including clinical and technical skills and an ability to relate to patients giving an excellent standard of patient care
  • Experience of highly complex orthognathic surgical planning
  • Experience of constructing highly complex dental appliances


  • Experience of 3D surgical planning
  • Experience of model scanning software
  • Previous experience of working in a hospital laboratory



  • In depth understanding of maxillofacial prosthetic services, including clinical practices, treatment planning, device design and construction and knowledge of materials
  • Knowledge of current regulatory compliance
  • Highly motivated team player with a flexible approach to work
  • Willingness to learn new ways of working and respond positively to changing work demands

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Guy's Hospital

Great Maze Pond



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