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Dental Nurse

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
A part- time position has arisen for a Specialised Dental Nurse to work within the Oral Maxillofacial/Orthodontic Department at County Hospital.

As a Qualified Specialised Dental Nurse you will be responsible for supporting the service in ensuring that our service users' needs are met through the delivery of high-quality care.

The post holder is required to hold a recognised Dental Nursing qualification, be GDC registered and have essential post qualifications in Dental Radiography and Oral Health Education Certificate post registration qualification.

You must be able to prepare, organise and maintain highest standards of care in the clinical environment for Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics at County and Rest . You should be flexible with a professional manner and possess excellent communication skills. You will work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team ensuring that the needs of the patients are placed at the centre of care delivery. In return we will encourage your professional development by ensuring you gain experience in all aspects of our service, whilst enhancing your skills and knowledge through a personal development plan with access to educational resources both locally and beyond. the post is situated at County Hospital Stafford but you would be expected to cross cover at Royal Stoke, some evening and weekend work may be required.

Main duties of the job

Essential requirement for post: General Dental Council Registered Dental Nurse

We are seeking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Specialised Dental Nurse to work within the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Orthodontic Department, the applicant must hold -
  • The British National Examining board for dental surgery assistants' certificate / NEBDN / NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Dental Nursing,
  • Certificate in Dental Radiography
  • Oral Health Education Certificate post registration qualification

Band: Band 5This is a band 4 post until such time as the post holder gains 2 years' experience within the department in orderfor progression to band 5 to occur.

This is a multidisciplinary department which requires a Specialised Dental Nurse to work within the specialities Oral Maxillofacial, Orthodontic and Restorative providing nurse led clinics. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be reliable, highly motivated using their own initiative and work well within a team. They will need to have a supportive, caring attitude and be committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients.

Please refer to Job description and specs.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification or contact the Hiring Manager.

Person Specification



  • Dental Radiography
  • Oral Health Education Certificate
  • NEBDN Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
  • Registered with the General Dental Council.


  • Orthodontic Nursing Certificate.
  • Implant Nursing Certificate
  • Level 1 (Core) Training in Dental CBCT Certificate



  • Experience and relevant knowledge in specific specialist areas of Maxillofacial, Orthodontics and Restorative.
  • NHS General Dental Practice
  • Knowledge of confidentiality / Data Protection Act.
  • Ability to prioritise appropriately and work with minimal supervision
  • High standard of chair side nursing
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Basic computer literacy, including confidence using a PC and handheld devices to record patient information
  • Competent domestic skills, including cleaning and organisation
  • Well motivated
  • Commitment to working with the multidisciplinary team
  • Prepared to work across the departments/sites
  • Evidence of continual professional development
  • Flexible with working hours
  • Dental Hospital experience


  • Understanding of Hospital Policies and Procedures.
  • Hospital computer system
  • Planning and organisational skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


County Hospital

Weston Road


ST16 3SA

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