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Trained Dental Nurse

Band 4

Main area
Surgery Clinical Board
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Fixed term: 6 months
Hours
Part time - 30 hours per week
Job ref
001-ACS272-0922-A
Site
University Dental Hospital
Town
Cardiff
Salary
£23,949 - £26,282 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

WHO WE ARE:

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.

OUR REGION:

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.

The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.

Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.

Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.


 

Job overview

Responsible for effective and efficient preparation, maintenance and monitoring of a multi chair unit or Dental clinic. 

This may also include General Anesthetics Theatres, Outreach Dental Units and Peripheral Hospital Dental Service. 

To ensure the best possible Dental Nursing Care and practice is delivered to patients including those with complex medical, physical and emotional needs within the framework of the Health Boards services.

Provide teaching and support of dental nurse procedures to the Dental team as a whole. 

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Qualified part time GDC Registered Dental Nurse to join the team on a 6 month fixed term basis.

The successful candidate would also be required to support our Outreach Units and PHDS when required.

The successful candidate will be required to assist the Senior Dental Nurse in the day to day co-ordination of a multi-chair dental clinic, whilst also assisting dental staff, dental undergraduates, postgraduates and DCPs, in the provision of dental treatment of patients.

You will also be expected to assist in clinical teaching and supervision of trainee dental nurses on placement and demonstrate a willingness to develop within the dental nurse profession.

Excellent communication and organisational skills are required, along with a flexible approach to work.

The post is subject to a successful DBS and Occupational Health Screening.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services.   Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is  “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our  vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal.   As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing.    We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research.   Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.    

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions.    Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline.  Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff  and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac

Person specification

Qualification

Essential criteria
  • As reconized Trained Dental Nurse Qualification

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Meet the Essential Skills

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Joanne Watts
Job title
Deputy dental nurse manager
Email address
joanne.watts@wales.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02920742384