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Orthodontic Technician

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity for a highly skilled Orthodontic Technician to join the laboratory team for a fixed term period of 6 months.

Addenbrooke's Hospital is one of the nine regional centres for the treatment of cleft patients and serves a wide population in the east of England.

This position demands continual high quality work in a busy and expanding department. Utilising traditional and digital skills, this gives you the perfect opportunity to help shape the quality and delivery of the technical orthodontic service.

Main duties of the job

The Maxillofacial and Orthodontic laboratory requires an individual who is highly skilled and experienced in Orthodontic Technology. Able to assess, manage and maximise their own complex workload, ensuring consistent and timely delivery of high-quality medical devices.

To co-ordinate and lead the timely, efficient, and cost-effective management of orthodontic technical services under the laboratory manager.

This post is a 6-month post to cover sickness.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 27th May 2024

Interviews are due to be held on 14th June 2024

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Fully qualified Dental Technician with BTEC Diploma/BSc or equivalent in Dental Technology.
  • Registration with the GDC as a Dental Technician.


  • Post graduate qualification in orthodontic technology to masters level or evidenced equivalent experience.
  • Certificate in PAR Calibration.



  • Experienced in highly complex appliance design and manufacture.
  • Experience at senior level
  • Experience of Medical Device legislation, clinical governance, risk management and health and safety principles.


  • Previous work experience within a hospital environment.
  • Experience in teaching/instructing.



  • Knowledge of 3Shape orthodontic software
  • Knowledge of technical management of complex orthodontic and cleft patient cases.


  • Membership of an appropriate professional body such as the OTA



  • Organisational skills - able to deliver objectives within an agreed timeframe within framework of a busy environment.
  • Communication skills - developing professional relationship with clinicians/colleagues/management to deliver performance targets, service delivery and change programmes.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proven numeric and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability in computer programme such as Microsoft word/excel.


  • Able to collaborate constructively with colleagues and service users to foster and develop conditions, for successful partnership working and service development.

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division D

Hills Road



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