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PCDS Dental Therapist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Mental health
Band 6
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Dental Therapist to join our friendly team in PCDS at UHBW. The post is Band 6, fixed term to cover maternity leave and 0.4 wte, 2 days.

Our service is reaching out to people, many of whom have previously found it difficult to access dental care. We are continuing to meet the challenge of extending NHS dental access and providing continuing dental care for vulnerable individuals. This includes the provision of sedation services alongside dental public health roles.

Working within our team, you will be part of a caring and committed group providing high quality dental care to local people with a range of dental needs. A positive approach is essential as well as the ability to strike a rapport with people who may find dental services daunting. Our service offers an excellent clinical working environment operating from modern surgeries with dedicated computerised clinical information systems.

The post holder will be required to work across various clinics in Bristol, Bath and Weston.

You will work as part of the team providing urgent care and routine treatment to patients who do not have routine access to NHS dentistry.

All post holders must have current registration with the General Dental Council.

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

You will carry out a comprehensive range of dental care on referral from a prescribing dentist which falls within the legal remit set by the GDC, and according to the needs of the service, to priority groups including children and adults with a wide variety of special care needs.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and Person Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Dealing with the anxious patient, those with special needs and patients with challenging behaviour
  • The Dental Hygienist/Therapist will require appropriate communication skills beyond that required for routine dental care of the able bodied patient
  • Broad experience of General Dental Practice

Skills and Abilities


  • Up to date on all methods of prevention and a high level of dexterity skills
  • CPR trained
  • IT Skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Understanding of IMER regulations


  • Knowledge of the NHS fees and regulations
  • Manual Handling
  • Familiar with dental software packages
  • Excellent communication skills



  • Respecting Everyone
  • Embracing Change
  • Recognising Success
  • Working Together



  • BSc in Oral Health Science or Diploma in Dental Hygiene/Therapy
  • Full GDC Registration


  • Certificate in Oral Health Education

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


PCDS Dental Sites

Lower Maudlin St.



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