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Senior Dental Nurse - General Anaesthetic

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Anaesthesia nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a Dental Nurse who has a passion for dentistry. This is a new role within the Community Dental Service, this role will support the general anaesthetic service for adult special care and paediatrics services. The suitable candidate will be part of an experienced team, who will offer support and mentorship to enable you to develop and grow within the role.

The candidate must maintain high standards of clinical care and be committed to their continual professional development. It is preferrable that the candidate has some management experience and knowledge in relation to general anaesthetics, however this is not essential, as the development of these skills will be supported. The candidate will be given the opportunity to attend training and development in order to carry out the duties within the job description.

Some travel across the district is a requirement of the role in order to successfully undertake the range of duties specified within the job description. Therefore, it is essential that applicants have the ability to travel across the district as and when required to meet the needs and demands of the service.

Main duties of the job

To support and assist the clinical team to ensure a high standard of care to patients who may be vulnerable, have complex medical or mental health conditions, learning disabilities etc.To oversee that all administrative tasks are carried out to ensure the efficient operational delivery of the clinical sessions and hospital lists. This includes an overview of the clinical appointment books and waiting lists within the service.To offer leadership and guidance within specialist area.To provide leadership to the dental nurse and administrative team, this is to include human resource management and development of the team.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received .

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for further details about this role.

Closing date: 3rd June 2024Shortlisting: 4th June 2024Interview date: 17th June 2024

Person Specification



  • Registered with the General Dental Council.
  • National Certificate of the Examining Board for Dental Nurses or equivalent.
  • Post qualification in a specialist area, Radiography, Conscious Sedation, Special Care, Fluoride Varnish, Oral Health or relevant management/leadership qualification or able to demonstrate extensive post qualification experience



  • Experience of working with special needs groups
  • Experience of working with other cultures
  • Experience of working with internal and external stakeholders
  • Handling and collecting patient charges.


  • Experience of working within the hospital theatre setting
  • Report writing skills
  • Management skills

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust





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