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Dental Nurse Manager

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are currently recruiting a Band 6 Dental Nurse Manager to manage our undergraduate nurse team based at the Royal London Dental Hospital. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a team of 17 nurses. The nursing team consists of 3 senior dental nurses and 14 dental nurses. The role involves working collaboratively with QMUL who work closely with the trust to provide training for our dental students.

This is an exciting role for someone looking to expand their experience and be part of a teaching hospital providing a first-class service to our patients.

Hours of work will be 9am to 5.30pm with an hour for lunch. The post will be a split of 80/20 clinical and admin.

We are looking for well-motivated conscientious Dental Nurses who would enjoy the challenge of working alongside a wide range of professionals and multidisciplinary teams.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate:
  • 1. Compassionate and caring approach to patients and service users
  • 2. Practice safe and effective Infection Prevention Control
  • 3. flexible in their approach to work
  • 4. using their own initiative
  • 5. work effectively as part of the team
  • 6. have basic IT skills
  • 7. to be able to prioritise and organise workload

We have services running in our outreach centres and the successful candidate may be asked to work at any one of these sites . These clinics are in Leytonstone, Stratford & Isle of Dogs.

Main duties of the job

o The post holder will provide leadership to the Dental Nurse team on a daily basis, inspiring them with strong leadership, excellent clinical skills and a visible and exemplary commitment to patient-centeredness.

o The post holder will work collaboratively with the Lead Dental Nurse and the Matron to escalate department and staffing issues where appropriate.

o The post holder will carry out clinical dental nursing on a minimum of two days per week, ensuring credibility with the nursing team and role modelling excellent clinical nursing skills.

o The post holder will line manage the Senior Dental Nurses and an agreed number of Dental Nurses on the department.

o As well as line management of Dental Nurses the post holder will work with closely with the Senior Dental Nurses to delegate several key operational tasks to the SDNs in the day-to-day operational management of clinical services.

o The post holder will represent their department at nurse management meeting and the clinical governance group and will be expected to take responsibly for delivering agreed actions with nursing teams.

o The post holder will deputise for the Lead Dental Nurse in her absence.

o The post holder will manage several required operational tasks for their department, as set out by the Management Team. This will include, as a minimum, responsibility for ordering stock and ensuring maintenance and repair of equipment.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • NEBDN and/or an appropriate professional qualification or equivalent.
  • General Dental Council registration
  • Ability to deputise for the Lead Dental Nurse
  • Registered as a witness on the NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing programme (or be working towards this)


  • Post Qualification Certificate Experience of working in OMFS/Oral Surgery & Oral Medicine



  • Significant experience working as a Band 5 senior dental similar NHS setting.
  • Ability to work as part of a team with a professional approach towards work and colleagues.
  • Evidence of knowledge and experience of HR processes and policies.
  • Evidence of service improvement.
  • Previous experience of working in a hospital setting.
  • Responsibility for clinical activities appropriate to department.
  • Responsibility for maintaining stock levels and ordering where appropriate.
  • Participation in the recruitment and selection of dental nurses.


  • Experience of line management of Dental Nurses and supervision and mentoring of trainee dental nurses and their work within a clinical environment

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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