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Dental Nurse Manager - Sedation Services and Special care

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
We are currently recruiting a Band 6 Dental Nurse Manager to oversee our Sedation Clinics and Special Care service. The successful candidate will spend time overseeing our special care service & ensuring that sedation services across our departments are covered with the correct skills mix of nurses overseeing their development and training.

The special care service is growing and as well as sedation clinics our clinical teams run GA sessions in a main theatre.This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to grow their skills in the above areas. The successful candidate should have a Sedation Qualification and experience of special care dentistry.

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 have some sedation services running in our outreach centres and the successful candidate may be asked to oversee these sedation services. These clinics are in Leytonstone, Stratford & Isle of Dogs.

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.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have a 50/50 split role, this will entail being the Dental Nurse Manager for Special Care & the Dental Nurse Manager for sedation nursing.

The post holder will provide leadership to the Dental Nurse team, inspiring them with excellent clinical skills & a visible commitment to patient-centeredness. They will work with the Lead Dental Nurse & Senior Nurse to escalate department & staffing issues where appropriate.

They will conduct clinical dental nursing on a minimum of two days per week, ensuring credibility with the nursing team & role modelling excellent clinical nursing skills. They will line manage the Senior Dental Nurses & an agreed number of Dental Nurses on the special care department.

The post holder will take over all responsibility for the sedation nursingacross the dental network, including Special Care, Oral Surgery, Paediatric sedation & sedation services in our networked sites. Along with management of Dental Nurses, the successful candidate 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.

They will represent their department at nurse management meeting and the clinical governance group & will be expected to take responsibly for delivering agreed actions with nursing teams. The post holder will deputize for the Lead Dental Nurse in her absence. They will manage several required operational tasks for their department.

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 have the impetus & 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
  • NEBDN Sedaton qualificaton
  • 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 in special care dental nursing
  • Experience of working in OMFS/Oral Surgery & Oral Medicine



  • Experience in 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



  • Knowledge of range of dental nursing procedures
  • Acquired through training and experience
  • Knowledge of leadership models



  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize care.
  • Excellent Leadership and organisational skills.
  • Ability to monitor the quality of own and others work.
  • Ability to identify and access the potential risks involved in work activities and processes for self and others.



  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and oral
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrable ability in high level of customer care.
  • Demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable, and friendly manner.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to identify own learning needs and interests
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge.
  • Ability to identify how to manage risks and to support others to manage risk.
  • Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to be able to carry out current job role.
  • Experience of mentoring dental nurses and trainee dental nurses.
  • Participation or involvement in continuing professional development including appraisal
  • Ability to support others in maintain health and safety and security
  • Understanding of Equal Opportunities


  • Knowledge of current emerging NHS strategy and policy.

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


The Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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