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Specialist Dental Technician

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join the Maxillo-Facial Laboratory team, working within a diverse multidisciplinary department.

The role will include the provision of a wide range of specialist devices including Orthodontic removable and fixed appliances, Restorative full/partial dentures and obturators and assisting with some Maxillo-Facial devices.

The post holder must maintain a current GDC registration.

Main duties of the job

The post requires specialist experience in orthodontic technology and dental prosthetics across a broad range of custom medical device design and manufacture.

The post holder is responsible for coordinating their own workload and working across multiple sites (St Richards and Worthing).

The service and role are multidisciplinary, co-operating with and supporting the specialist dental technology team (Orthodontics, Restorative and Maxillo-Facial Prosthetics)

The post holder is expected to support the clinical activity of the senior laboratory service staff working directly with patients.

Excellent team working and good communication skills are required to coordinate the mixed workload.

Quality management and service improvement are key to the service provision.

About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative community where everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide custom made medical devices, designing and manufacturing as requested.
  • The post is within a small multidisciplinary team, staffing numbers require the post holder support the whole dental technology and Maxillo-Facial Prosthetics service.
  • Cross cover other service activity to maintain provision (DT/Oral surgery).
  • May be requested to support the consultant led clinical services e.g. assisting on the Maxillo-Facial Prosthetics clinic or taking intra oral impressions and face-bow records for specialist dental rehabilitation.
  • Prioritise own workload, organising multiple clinical and technical tasks.
  • Have specialist knowledge of relevant material science applied to the construction of medical devices (properties, biocompatibility, rheology, and toxicity).
  • Maintain a safe environment for all staff and patients within the laboratory and clinical areas.
  • Complete the databases of medical devices and patients treatments to satisfy the requirements of regulators (Medical Devices Agency/MHRA).
  • Help with the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and working instructions for the whole laboratory service.
  • Responsible for monitoring and basic daily maintenance of specialised laboratory equipment.
  • Monitor stock levels in own area of work.
  • Responsible for identifying suppliers in terms of cost and quality in the best interests of the Trust for own specialist area and device compliance.
  • To observe and comply with current health and safety and COSHH legislation.
  • Manage potentially hazardous working environment (body fluids, toxic chemicals) by good laboratory practice and laboratory compliance with current health and safety and COSHH legislation.
  • To carry out the above in compliance with Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC and in accordance with department Medical Devices Agency registration policy (MRHA).
  • Ensures implementation of Trust, department and specific service policies.
  • To undertake any other duties as reasonably requested by Band 8a/7, Consultant and senior Directorate management staff.

Person Specification



  • GDC - Professional Registration
  • BSc Dental Technology or equivalent
  • Broad range of Dental Technology experience
  • Minimum 3 years post graduate experience
  • Developed Technical Skills in a broad range of Dental Technology
  • Developed communication skills
  • IT skills for maintenance of databases and MDD compliance
  • Experience of staff development and supervision/training
  • Communication and analytical skills, innovative problem solving
  • Working well in small and larger team and independently


  • Advanced Qualification
  • Experience of digital workflow
  • Additional clinical skills - infection control, impression taking
  • Audit service evaluation
  • IT skills for development of digital workflow

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues
  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)


St Richards Hospital

Spitalfield Lane


PO19 6SE

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