Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
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A 12 months fixed term position for a Dental Officer working in an award winning special care community dental service.
Are you looking for a rewarding post within an outstanding dental team caring for patients of all ages who have special needs?Are you a dedicated and skilled professional hoping for a position that provides interest, variety and strong support? If so the award winning Hertfordshire Community Trust's Special Care Dental Service may be the organisation for you.
This fixed term post will include routine clinical and domiciliary care. Your patients will include children, young people and adults who require special care due to their possible learning and physical disabilities, mental health problems or medical conditions. The service prides itself on providing outstanding quality care including treatment under inhalation and IV sedation as well as general anaesthetic.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be based at the wonderful newly refurbished dental clinic at Cheshunt Community Hospital. The clinic has excellent sedation facilities as well as a sensory room for patients and offers consultant led special care dentistry for a variety of special needs children and adults.
We will consider full time or part time with a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please note this is a fixed term position for 12 months.
Hertfordshire Special Care Dental Service was awarded outstanding in their last CQC inspection and with HCT communications team won the NHS elect national award for exemplary patient experience in 2019.
Come and join our warm and friendly team!
You must hold a full valid driving licence and have access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).
A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS TrustYou'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staffWe 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 We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply nowYou'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.
Job description attached
Role involves the provision of oral health care to priority groups including people with learning disabilities, physicaldifficulties/disabilities, mental health problems, medically compromised, homeless patients, and any otherpriority groups agreed with the commissioners. Services provided include sedation and general anaesthesia, domiciliary care and provision of oral health care.
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.
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