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Orthodontic Technologist

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£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
Orthodontic Technologist

Orthodontic & OMFS Department

Band 5-6 dependant upon qualification and experience

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

We are looking to appoint a GDC registered Dental Technologist to provide technical support to the Trusts Orthodontists.

This is a developmental post and could suit those who are newly qualified or want to gain further experience within Orthodontic Technology. An eye for detail, and a desire to learn and develop is essential. There is vision to explore and develop a 3D point of care service within the Orthodontics, and the successful candidate will be instrumental in how this is shaped.

Experience working within a NHS Trust is desirable, but not essential.

Interview: 05.07.2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder is a vital part of the Orthodontic and Maxillofacialclinicaltechnical team, responsible for manufacturing highly specialisedcomplexwork with a degree of individual responsibility, extending over a wide range of work activities that are complex andnon-routine, supporting the Consultants and otherclinical staff in the Head and Neck Directorate.

They are expected to make a proactive contribution to the development of the expanding services provided by the Orthodontic and MaxillofacialUnit andexpectedto useinitiativeand original thought forthe design and development ofprotypeappliances/devices.

They will also be expected to advise/instructcliniciansof all grades, nursing staff and students in the aspects ofDentalTechnology whenrequired andhaveadditionalskills in Clinical Photography and Information Technology for treatment planning and clinical audit.

Thepostholdermust ensure technical and clinical practices and protocol pathways are adheredto andmodified accordingly.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description for further details.

Join #TeamSurgery at Milton Keynes University Hospital

The surgery division at MKUH, which covers specialties including theatres and the Intensive Care Unit, offers a variety of roles and opportunities, both clinical and non-clinical. The division are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and forward-thinking professionals to join the team.

MKUH is one of the leading hospitals in Europe for implementing robotics to assist in surgery, becoming the first in the continent to use the CMR Versius robot for gynaecological surgery. Since its introduction in 2019, the theatres team have completed over 500 surgical cases, the first hospital in the UK to reach this milestone, achieving this in March 2023.

As well as being an innovator in robotics, the Trust is proud to be part of the New Hospital Programme, with plans to expand and increase our surgical capacity to meet the health needs of our communities now and in the future.

With a leading benefits package, and a growing hospital estate to meet one of the fastest growing populations in the country, it is a great time to join MKUH.

Find out more about working in #TeamSurgery at MKUH from the people who work across the division in the video below.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • First Degree in Dental Sciences (or equivalent)
  • Experience in Orthodontic Technology
  • Knowledge of M.H.R.A, C.O.S.H.H, Health and Safety legislation in addition to other policies governing profession.
  • GDC State registered


  • Calibrated in PAR
  • Photographic Certificate
  • Awareness of NHS and Trust systems, policies, procedures and current changes.



  • Dental and Orthodontic Production environment, commercial or hospital based


  • NHS experience
  • Clinical Photography
  • Ability to participate in departmental audits.



  • High level of dexterity, with attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Proven time management skills
  • Ability to remain flexible when organizing and prioritizing own clinical workload
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to maintain accurate, comprehensive and up to date documentation, in line with legal and Trust standards
  • Ability to problem solve and to demonstrate reasoning based on experience and knowledge
  • Effective team member
  • Able to maintain prolonged periods of concentration

Personal and people development


  • To show willingness and ability to learn and develop new skills in line with departmental requirements
  • To be able to work under pressure
  • Evidence of CPD in line with GDC requirements
  • Polite and courteous
  • To show initiative



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Competent in the use of IT


  • Presentation skills

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Orthodontics (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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