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Dental Therapist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Leyton London
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata, per annum +15% Outer London HCA
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us.

We are looking for anenthusiastic and adaptable Dental Therapistto join ourprofessional team Outer North East London.

We're a close team but we're never exclusive, if you can bring a professional approach and fresh ideas we would love to hear from you

Main duties of the job

Could you use your skills and experience to support the NHS to deliver great patient care?

We're always looking for enthusiastic, responsive, and adaptable people to join our outstanding trust.

We put patients first and we expect all of our colleagues to do the same, so although NHS experience isn't a requirement for this role you'll need to share our passion for delivering excellent patient care and keep that passion at the forefront of your professional activity at all times.

The challenges come thick and fast in this role but you'll know that your input is contributing to the excellent experience our patients and service users have every day.

Additional Working Pattern:

Wednesday and Friday 7.5 hours per day

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 12th April 2024.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Diploma in Dental Therapy
  • GDC Registered Dental Therapist with post qualification in extended skills to allow the administration of inferior dental blocks
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Dental Sedation Qualification



  • A minimum of 2 years post qualification experience delivering high quality clinical standards
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills - ability to use tact, diplomacy and empathy
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Good organisational skills & ability to prioritise
  • Proven ability to work within a team and to work under own initiative.
  • Computer literate


  • Experience working in a community dental service setting
  • Experience of treating patients under sedation
  • Experience of using the SOEL Health dental application or similar dental application



  • In depth understanding of Oral Health
  • Knowledge of Delivering Better Oral Health, The Toolkit, 3rd edition, to enable giving advice and application of evidence informed actions as part of consistent messages provided by the dental team
  • Understanding of dental legislation and its application
  • Thorough understanding of the importance of meeting CQC outcomes
  • Maintain clinical registration and CPD to develop own capabilities and create culture of shared learning



  • Excellent people management skills with the ability to motivate and drive through quality and performance improvements
  • Excellent time management
  • Ability to empathize and to be attuned to the needs and feelings of others, whether directly or indirectly expressed.
  • Excellent clinical skills to cope with the demands of clinical dentistry
  • IT skills to record the clinical procedures performed


  • (Able to demonstrate post certification training) in varying the detail but not the direction of a prescription
  • (Able to demonstrate post certification training) in prescribing radiographs

Personal Attributes


  • Professional and adaptable
  • Willingness to undertake further training as required
  • Motivated
  • Flexible and Reliable
  • Courteous

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Langthorne Health Centre and South Hornchurch Health Centre

Leyton London

E11 4HX

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