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Dental Hygienist

Employer
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The post holder will work on outpatients whose care is under the supervision of Consultants and carry out active treatment for patients to prescriptions by the Restorative Dentistry Consultant team. They include patients with a range of periodontal conditions mainly moderate to severe periodontitis, patients undergoing multidisciplinary care for oral cancer, hypodontia and cleft palate, some medically compromised patients and management of peri-implant diseases. He/she is accountable for his/her own actions within the guidance set out by the General Dental Council within the Scope of Practice document.The post holder is responsible for contributing to the clinical management of Restorative Dentistry patients, working in collaboration with Consultants in order to improve patient care.They are responsible for maintaining high standards of clinical care with reference to relevant research and evidence based practice. They maintain their own standard of practice and keep up to date adhering to CPD and appraisal protocols.

Main duties of the job

To undertake all aspects of non-surgical periodontal therapy and other prescribed treatments as below, underpinned by appropriate training and usually assisted by a dental nurse:

o Advising and instructing patients on oral hygiene measures and dieto Smoking cessation adviceo Periodontal indices, charting and reassessmento Scaling and root surface debridement of teeth, application of appropriatemedicamentso Appropriate use of local analgesia for treatmento Application of topical fluorideso Making of impressions for study modelso Re-cementing crowns (lost during dental hygiene treatment only)o Replacement of a filling removed during dental hygiene treatment withtemporary cemento Such other procedures as may be required in order to comply with any future regulations governing the work of Dental Hygienists

o Manage own clinics and appointments, liaising with patients, clerical staff and Clinical Lead to ensure the care pathway is well organised.o Monitor and ensure cleanliness and infection prevention/control measures are adhered too Report any untoward incidents in accordance with Trust policy.o Maintain up to date records and ensure that confidentiality is respected at all times.o Maintain a commitment to improving the quality of service provided.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click herehttps://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Maintain a commitment to improving the quality of service provided.

Keep fully conversant with resuscitation techniques, attending annual mandatory training. (BLS/ILS).

Safely use equipment ensuring all instruments and equipment in suitable condition prior to patient use.

Adheres to Trust policy on manual handling, participating in mandatory training.

Ensures effective and efficient use of resources.

Assist in the development of clinical policies, protocols and clinical pathways and evaluate patient outcomes.

Utilise 1st line resolution skills to deal with complaints and liaise withmanagement team as required.

Comply with the GDC Professional Standards, Scope of Practice andregistration annually with the General Dental Council.

Maintain annual registration with General Dental Council.

Demonstrate a commitment to Professional Development.

Identify and promote innovative ideas regarding the provision of carepathways.

Establish and maintain communication links with the multidisciplinary team within the Dental Hospital.

Participate in annual appraisal and develop skills and knowledge in line with agreed objectives.

Undertake appropriate additional training to enhance clinical competence and knowledge.

Participate in departmental Restorative Dentistry meetings as required andprovide feedback as appropriate.

At all times respect patient confidentiality and in particular, the confidentiality of electronically stored personal/manual data, in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

Assist in teaching of staff and students as required.

Undertake mandatory training within required timescales, meet trainingrequirements and achieve timely update.

Undertake relevant courses to continuously develop knowledge & skills.

The post holder will be required to communicate across organisational boundaries as required

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma in Dental Hygiene or Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy or equivalent
  • Identified training in additional duties for Dental Hygienist such as OMFS, Radiology, Impressions, Temps
  • Compliant with GDC CPD requirements


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrate experience of working in NHS / Private GDP, Hospital, Specialist Periodontal Practise, the community services or Armed forces


Desirable

  • Previous experience of working in a dental team albeit in another clinical role e.g. dental nurse
  • Participation in clinical audits/ quality improvement programme in the work place


Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrate clarity in written/spoken communication and be able to communicate effectively with staff and patients.
  • Capacity to work effectively within a multi-professional team
  • Capacity to take in others' perspectives and treat others with understanding sees patients as people
  • Capacity to manage time and information effectively. Capacity to operate under pressure. Basic IT skills


Other

Essential

  • Appropriate dental indemnity insurance


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Liverpool Dental Hospital

Pembroke Place

Liverpool

L3 5PS

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287-DEN-16-24

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