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Dental Nurse Band 5

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Hemel Hempstead/Letchworth/Watford/Cheshunt
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a registered dental nurse with an additional post qualification in OH/IV or Radiography.

You will be required to use your post qualification to benefit the needs our service users.

As a band 5 registered dental nurse for HCT you will be responsible for supporting the dental team to ensure the service user's needs are met through high quality dental care. As a specialist service for patients with additional needs you will offer a patient centered approach.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to maintain high standards of clinical work while assisting both the dentist during routine clinical appointments and nurse led clinics ,We offer a high level of care for our cohort group.

You will be expeteced to manage and run nurse led clinics using your post qualification in OH/IV or Radiography to support and maintain the needs of our patients.

Thank you for choosing to work for the Special Care Dental service within HCT, you will find it a great place to work with many benefits offered.

We provide all the support and finance to maintain your mandatory training and CPD.

We have 2 vacancies for a band 5 role across all sites. Base will be dependant on travel

Hemel Hempstead




About us

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust visionWe welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and agesYou've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Alongside all routine dental nursing duties, you will.

Carry out nurse led clinics using your post qualification in Oral health or Radiography or assisting during IV clinics. As a band 5 nurse you will be required to see a minimum number of patients within the nurse led clinic to maintain your band 5 status.

You will be expected to assist the dental surgeon in the provision of a complete range of NHS dental care to include treatment under inhalation sedation, general anaesthesia or IV sedation where appropriate.

Accurately record treatment using the R4 dental electronic system, including charting from the dentists instructions at the time of treatment.

You will be required to participate in the annual individual performance review process.

You will be required to carry out other appropriate duties commensurate with the post.e.g school visits, home visits and Epidemiology.

Your base will be specified but you will be expected to work at any of the Special Care Dental Service sites throughout Hertfordshire to cover staff sickness/Annual Leave/Study leave when required.

There may be the need for you to sit or stand in restricted positions and be able to to be able to respond to unexpected changes of treatment plan. This may involve the movement of bulky heavy equipment e.g. hoists.

There will be occasional direct exposure to distressing or emotional circumstances such as during the treatment of very sick children or patients with challenging behaviour

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Dental Nursing Qualification - National Certificate or NVQ Level 3
  • Post qualification in Oral Health/Radiography or IV sedation held for a min of 2 years
  • Registration with General Dental Council.
  • Full UK driving licence

Experience and Knowledge


  • evidence based experience gained from post qualification
  • evidence based knowledge of IT systems, accessing e-mails, data entry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of confidentiality and ethical guidelines


  • Experience working with adults and children with a range of additional needs.

Skills and Abilities


  • Good communication skills, including being able to communicate with patients who may have barriers to understanding.
  • Examples of ability to work as part of a team.
  • Evidence of working on own initiative.
  • Proven organisational skills.
  • Examples of Ability to deal with patients who are extremely nervous and/or phobic.
  • Evidence of a patient log to evidence direct patient facing aspect of their role.


  • Effective interpersonal skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust


Marlowes Health and Wellbeing/Nevells road letchworth/Peace Childrens centre/Cheshunt Community Hosptial

Hemel Hempstead/Letchworth/Watford/Cheshunt


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