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Associate Dentist

Job Reference: 00014750
Date Posted: 28 March 2018
Employer: Smile Together
Location: Penzance, Cornwall
Salary: Market Rate
Sector: General Dental Practice > Dentist
Job Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 29 April 2018

Job Description

It’s never been a more exciting time to join us!

As Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s leading primary care dental provider Smile Together own and operate dedicated expert NHS clinics under the name of West Country Dental Care and high street dental practices under our Brighter Dental brand. An award-winning, forward thinking and innovative company, we function as a staff-owned community interest company and social enterprise with clear rules about reinvesting our profits back into the communities in which we serve. Our Brighter Smiles programme brings practical tooth-brushing clubs, educational visits and fluoride varnishes to children in areas of high decay across Cornish communities and we recently acquired a specialist dental laboratory company.

Please send in your current CV with a covering letter outlining why you’d be a great appointment for us to joinus.smiletogether@nhs.net

Application deadline: 29th April 2018

We’re happy to build flexibility into our recruitment processes to best suit you and your circumstances.

Job Title: Associate Dentist – Brighter Dental

Package: Competitive – Circa £75,000+ OTE

Hours: 28 hours across 4 days per week (Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm)

Responsible and accountable to: Brighter Dental Clinical Lead / Area Manager

Location: Based at our BrighterDental Penzance practice

Role summary:

  • Based on 4 working days per week, Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm
  • To achieve a UDA target of 3,700 UDA
  • Completion of private dentistry for patients attending on our growing patient list, including those who attended under our patient plan scheme
  • To be responsible for ensuring compliance with appropriate health, safety, and security procedures within the work area; to report accidents, incidents and near misses using the Smile Together incident reporting procedure

Knowledge, Education and Training:

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Full registration with the General Dental Council
  • Current Performer Number
  • Substantial postgraduate experience of a full range of clinical dentistry
  • Experience of clinical audits
  • Considerable knowledge and experience of clinical governance
  • Experience of a wide range of dental procedures acquired through training and clinical experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional/personal development
  • Good IT skills
  • Trained to recognise and respond to medical emergencies (ie. Immediate Life Support techniques)
  • Good time management and able to work within time frames
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, written/verbal and non-verbal

Equality and Diversity:

The post holder is required to abide by our organisational policies and procedures and to actively support the company’s commitment to equality and diversity in both employment and the delivery of services. All patients, staff and visitors must be treated equitably, with dignity and respect taking into account their race, gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexuality etc.

This post requires Occupational Health clearances, enhanced DBS and two satisfactory references prior to start date.

Other:

This job description is not exhaustive and may change as the post develops, but such change will not take place without consultation between the post holder and his/her manager. Job descriptions should be reviewed at least annually at the appraisal meeting.

Package:

  • 3700 UDA target, which is to be paid @ £12.50 per UDA
  • Private treatments to patients (including Patient Plan) and there will be agreed targets in place with a rolling % depending on delivery from 45% to 50% where targets are achieved
  • Deductions would include NHS pension contributions, lab bills (charged at 50%), and contribution to non-standard requested materials (charged at 50%)
  • Contribution towards GDC registration
  • A dedicated training package, both clinical to maintain your CPD and wider professional development via our Smile Together Training Academy
  • Flexible working to accommodate child or other caring responsibilities
  • Great work life balance in a beautiful part of the country, with the opportunity to work on the Isles of Scilly

But above all, with Smile Together our dentists have time to develop and apply their patient skills, enabling genuine quality care provision.

www.brighterdental.co.uk

Person Specification:

In support of your application, please evidence your skills and experience against the following criteria, giving specific examples

Factors

Description

Essential

Desirable

Assessment*

Clinical knowledge, training and experience

Have a Bachelor of Dental Surgery

A/C

Have an appropriate higher dental qualification suitable for the role

A/C

Full registration with the General Dental Council and Professional Indemnity Insurance

A/C

Have or be eligible for a current NHS Performer Number

A/C

Competency in the common aspects of clinical dentistry and experience of a wide range of dental procedures acquired through training and clinical experience

A/C/I

Demonstrable understanding of all aspects of pain and anxiety management, particularly for anxious patients

A/C/I

Ability to deal with the public in a courteous and professional manner, and be competent and confident in dealing with patients who need unscheduled and/or emergency dental care

A/C/I

Ability and knowledge to assess patients’ needs and make the appropriate treatment planning decisions

A/C/I

Evidence of/commitment to continuing professional and personal development

A/C/I

Experience in treating a range of oral conditions in various primary healthcare dental settings

A/C/I

Familiarity with NHS dental services regulations and knowledge / acceptance of NHS / local policies and guidelines

A/I

Trained to recognise and respond to medical emergencies (ie. Immediate Life Support Techniques)

A/C/I

Knowledge of systems of care provision and current health and safety regulations

A/C/I

Awareness of and ability to keep patient confidentiality

A/I

Knowledge of the Data Protection Act/General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and NHS Confidentiality Guidelines (eg. Caldicott) and their implications

A/I

General skills and experience

A current full driving licence

A/I

Occupational health clearance

A/C

A criminal record (DRB) check satisfactory to the organisation

A/C

Efficient IT skills and confidence in utilising new technology

A/I/T

Ability to handle patient monies and oversee banking arrangements

A/I/T

Effective time management skills and ability to work within time frames

A/I

Good interpersonal and communication skills (written, verbal and non-verbal)

A/I/T

Ability to demonstrate understanding and patience, balancing compassion, diplomacy and assertiveness

A/I/T

Well organised and able to work efficiently and effectively under pressure, multi task and prioritise

A/I

Ability to work authentically as part of a team, with both clinical and professional support colleagues, doing what you say you will do and building trust

A/I

Ability to use own initiative and apply sound judgement, confident to voice an opinion, offer innovative solutions and feel part of decision making

A/I

Ability to demonstrate leadership within a small team, generously going the extra mile for colleagues, patients and the community

A/I

Ability to interact effectively with management, colleagues, the public, advisory bodies and other external stakeholders in a professional and courteous manner

A/I

Flexibility and preparedness to change and adapt as circumstances dictate, able to look to the future and do what you can to make things better

A/I

*Assessment will take place with reference to the following:

A = Application I = Interview T = Test C = Certificate