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Community Dental Nurse (with extended skills)

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024
To provide a high level of clinical care within the Community Dental Service supporting the Clinical Lead/Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, Paediatric Dental Consultant, Senior Dental Officer, Dental Core Trainee and Dental Therapist in all aspects of clinical practice.

To provide support for patients both children and adults with special and complex needs including those with challenging behaviour and complex medical histories.

Duties for the Dental Nurse within the service include assisting in the provision of treatment with Inhalation Sedation, General Anaesthetic sessions, General Anaesthetic Assessments clinic, Bariatric clinic's, special school screening and epidemiology.

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited from an enthusiastic and conscientious qualified Dental Nurse to join our professional team on a full-time basis in providing a patient focused, special care dental service across the Tees Valley area.

The Community Dental Service provides dental care for people of all ages, including adults and children with special needs and those who require specialist care or facilities, throughout the whole of the Tees Valley. A caring and empathetic manner is essential.

You would play a key part in assisting our Dental Officers in the management and treatment of patients with various special needs within both community and hospital settings across Teesside. An induction package into the service will be provided.

Full registration with the General Dental Council is essential.

About us

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always will be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition - a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We support the Making Every Contact Count approach to behaviour change in the promotion of health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

We recruit for values and Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for a detailed look at the main responsibilities for the position.

Please be aware that copies of certificate will be required if invited for interview.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing or another nationally recognised dental qualification
  • Registered with the General Dental Council and the British Association of Dental Nurses
  • Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing or a willingness to work towards it
  • Clinical knowledge continuously up to date


  • Extended skills qualification e.g. NEBDN Special Care Dental Nursing NEBDN Dental Radiography
  • NEBDN Fluoride Varnish Application
  • NEBDN Oral Health Education



  • Experience of working in Dental clinics
  • Evidenced CPD


  • Experience of working in a community setting
  • Experience of assisting during sedation and general anesthetics
  • Participation in clinical audits. Immediate Life Support and Paediatric Life Support



  • Knowledge of all dental procedures
  • An understanding of clinical audit
  • An understanding of the basic principles of oral health education
  • Understanding of patients with special requirements receiving dental care


  • CDS Screening or oral health education procedures

Skills and Attributes


  • Good office and administration skills
  • Able to drive independently across sites throughout the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes
  • Good organisational and communication skills with the ability to follow national, local and departmental guidelines covering various aspects of clinical and non-clinical work
  • A professional outlook
  • Effective team player
  • Be able to multi-task during high levels of clinical activity
  • Flexibility - able to respond to changing priorities quickly


  • Basic computer skills in standard office software programmes, i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, internet, e-mail and databases



  • Support new members of staff
  • Understanding of service and quality improvement



  • Excellent communication skills

Finance and Physical Resources


  • Maintain and order clinical and Pharmacy stock
  • Maintain dental equipment

Employer details

Employer name

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust


Based at One Life Centre Hartlepool, with a requirement to work across all locations within Tees Community Dental Service.

One Life Centre, Community Dental Clinic, Second Floor, Park Road


TS24 7PW

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