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Dental Therapist

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Part Time
Do you want to make a difference?

If you are well-organised, able to prioritise and work on your own initiative without direct supervision, but also enjoys working as part of a team to provide excellent patient care, then we look forward to hearing from you.

West Sussex Special Care Dental Service provides NHS Dental treatment to patients on referral from General Dental Practitioners, GPs and other health and social care professionals. We have clinics across the county, opening Mondays to Fridays, 08:30am to 4:30pm, as well as a domiciliary service.

The Special Care Dental Service is for patients with specific health and social care issues including:
  • Alcohol and drug misuse
  • Challenging behaviour / severe behavioural management difficulties
  • Child Protection Register and looked after children
  • Dental phobias
  • Homeless
  • Learning disabilities
  • Medical problems
  • Mental health diagnosis
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social problems

This post provides an excellent opportunity to develop clinical skills and explore other areas of personal development.

Main duties of the job

This is a clinical role and as such the main duties will be utilising the full scope of practice to a wide variety of patients.

Clinical developmental opportunities will be offered.

Non-clinical duties may include conducting audits for service development and attending courses in line with Trust policy.

About us

We are the main provider of NHS community services across East and West Sussex. Our 6,000 staff serve a population of 1.3 million providing essential medical, nursing, and therapeutic care to adults and children.

Our Trust vision is to provide excellent care at the heart of the community, helping people plan, manage, adapt to changes in their health, supporting avoidable hospital admissions and reducing hospital stay times.

We have opportunities for everyone across our wide variety of services including medical, clinical, support and corporate services.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results, scoring highly in compassionate culture & leadership, and staff wellbeing support
  • Variety of working environments across the community, in patients' homes, within our community hospitals and bases across the county
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as: part time, flexi time, annualised hours, and flexi retirement options
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Research opportunities
  • Cost-effective workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Level 3 accredited Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Veteran Aware Trust, achieving accreditation from Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance (VCHA)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

Systems For Dentists is the patient management software in use, and full training will be given on its use.

This position is fixed term for one year, and is for 3.5 days per week to support maternity leave.

The successful applicant will be based at Crawley Hospital 2.5 days a week Wed, Thurs, Fri), and Worthing Integrated Care Centre 1 day a week (Tuesdays).

Interviews will be held at Crawley Hospital or via MS Teams.

Person Specification



  • Diploma in Dental Therapy, BSc in Dental Therapy, BSc Oral Health Sciences,
  • Full registration with General Dental Council


  • Inhalation sedation



  • Able to use initiative, take responsibility for clinical work and prioritise


  • audits or clinical governance knowledge



  • Full scope of practice


  • Experience with special care dental patients

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Crawley Hospital

West Green Drive



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