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Bank Senior Dental Nurse

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 5
Part Time

Job Details

Bank positions have become available for a Senior Dental Nurse within our busy expanding Maxillofacial and Orthodontic Unit.

Prospective candidates would be applying for a bank position to work in our unit on an adhoc basis. However, this post offers a diverse range of roles within the area of Maxillofacial /Oral surgery and Orthodontics. Candidates looking to apply must have already gained a recognised radiography qualification.

Prospective candidates would be expected to participate in all areas of the department, including but not exhaustive: Orthodontic treatment planning and procedure clinics, Minor Oral Surgery, Pre-assessment clinics (prior to surgery), Xray and CBCT taking and attending to ambulatory trauma patients.

There is relevant competency based training available, to ensure that the prospective candidates receive the training required for the post.

If this is the job you are looking for (or may not have known you were looking for) we would welcome a dynamic forward thinking individual to apply for this exciting position.

Main duties of the job

The post holder is responsible for the implementation and smooth running of clinical sessions within the department and outlying services related to the department such as work in a theatre / minor oral surgery setting or a help caring for a cohort of patients with learning difficulties.

The post holder :
  • will assist oral surgeon/orthodontist with dental treatment
  • will provide pre and post procedure dental hygiene advice to patients undergoing orthodontic, maxillofacial or oral surgery procedures
  • will carry out dental radiographs and Cone Beam CT scanning
  • will prepare materials, instruments and equipment for specialist practitioners
  • will be expected to work as a member of the outpatient team, bringing dental expertise and guidance to our service
  • will be expected to facilitate training and provide day to day training and clinical supervision to students, less experienced staff and other members of the team
  • will at all times, adhere to the Guidance of Standards recommended by the GDC, whilst incorporating the trust core values within their daily working practice.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire. Our Excellence Values: Compassion Respect Integrity Courageous Accountable

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will need to be flexible in their role, ranging from chaperoning clinics, assisting scrubbing all minor surgical procedures relating to the head and neck and procedures related to orthodontics.

You will also be required to help pre op assess patients for their theatre experience.

Working with children and nursing patients with learning difficulties may also be part of the role.

If you want a varied interesting role within the maxillofacial and orthodontic sphere we are interested in you.

Person Specification



  • 18 months post graduation experience
  • Recognised Radiography Certification
  • Active GDC registration


  • oral surgery experience
  • orthodontic experience

Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road


NN16 8UZ

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