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Senior Dental Nurse

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a senior Nursing role within the organisation and there is an expectation that the post holder will fully participate in the leadership and delivery of high quality patient care within the Care Group.The post holder will be an experienced dental nurse.The prime function of the role is to provide clinical expertise in supporting the delivery of high standards of nursing care for patients within the Oral Maxilla Facial and Orthodontic serviceWork collaboratively with the multi professional team to develop and maintain a quality service for patients within specialityTo provide expert clinical nursing, education and advice in all aspects of the speciality.Facilitate an improvement in the quality of health and outcome of care to this client group.To act as a source of expertise and knowledge for patients, carers and health professionals as well as other agencies involved in this speciality.To work with multi-disciplinary teams both in hospital and the community, in the provision of optimal care, to improve quality of life.The post-holder is responsible for supporting the continuous improvement of quality of services and safeguarding high standards of care by sustaining an environment in which excellence in clinical care can flourish

Main duties of the job

To be be responsible the day to day management of the Oral Maxillo-Facial Department , and to provide skilled dental nursing support, to ensure the delivery of high quality patient care and to provide dental nursing support the provision of an outpatient based service in Orthodontics, Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer Services, Orthognathic surgery.

Although services are predominantly based at Mexborough Hospital, some procedures may be performed in theatres at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

About us

DBTH is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 440,000. Our services are based over three main hospital sites and several additional services employing over 7,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, it's our pledge to help you Develop, Belong and Thrive, Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement in line with Terms & Conditionso Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate experience leading to dental nurse qualification.
  • Highly specialist knowledge in oral maxilla facial & orthodontic nursing, underpinned by theory and experience.
  • Evidence of leadership skills and the ability to effectively manage complex situations

Qualifications and training


  • Registered Dental Nurse - current registration
  • Up to date knowledge of professional issues


  • Oral Health Education
  • Orthodontic Nursing
  • Impression taking Course
  • Experience in Intraoral Scanning
  • Experience in undertaking Dental Nurse led retainer follow up clinics
  • Evidence in undertaking leadership/management course or willingness to work towards

Interpersonal Skills


  • Demonstrate a caring, compassionate manner with an understanding disposition
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Enthusiasm for role
  • Able to accommodate the demands of the post with flexible working practice
  • Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills with the multidisciplinary team/client/relatives
  • Demonstrates the ability to act as a role model as a senior dental nurse in the department

Organisational skills


  • Able to accommodate the demands of the post with flexible working practice
  • Precise and methodical in working practice and able to work under own initiative.
  • Resourceful and able to work on own initiatives
  • Ability to delegate
  • Evidence of leadership skills and the ability to effectively manage complex situations

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Mexborough and Montagu Hospital

Adwick Road



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