Civilian Dental Practitioner
Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
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Here at Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC), we are an inclusive and dedicated organisation working to provide excellent care to our entitled personnel.
Are you looking for a captivating role working alongside the military, a role that offers great benefits and opportunities for furthering your career development as well as being part of an excellent team?
We have a new opportunity for an enthusiastic, committed, and professional Civilian Dental Practitioner (CDP) to join our Primary Health Care team MOD Lyneham, Chippenham.
The vacant post is full time, working 37 hours per week. Part-time candidates will be considered but due to service delivery requirements it must be on a job share basis as full-time hours need to be covered.
Does this sound like the role for you? If so, we would love to hear from you!
- General Dental Council (GDC) Annual Fees are currently reimbursed
- Paid Annual Leave (Pro Rata for part time)!
- A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
- On-Call Allowance
- Access to pension scheme
- Regional training days/Peer Review Days with free transport
- Continuous professional development (CPD) training supplied
- Discounted fee to access fitness facilities
- Free laundry of clinical wear & Free Clinical footwear
- We offer maternity, adoption or shared parental leave
- Free parking
Main duties of the job
A CDP is responsible for providing clinical outputs, improving, and managing the dental health and operational fitness of service personnel.
Within your contracted 37 weekly hours, 2 hours may be attributed to non-clinical activities including practice meetings, training, and personal administration.
Overall, your aim is to maximise the deployability of the Population at Risk for whom you are responsible.
Our success depends on our people, our Whole Force regular and reservist military, civil servants and contractors, all working as one, working together seamlessly to deliver for us.
Our civil servants are a central part of this Whole Force, developing strategy, making policy, supporting ministerial decision-making and Parliamentary processes. In fact, with over 2,000 different roles working across 650 sites around the world, now really is an excellent time to join one of the largest, most exciting departments in government.
The Ministry of Defence is committed to attracting and retaining people from across the full range of backgrounds and enabling flexible ways of working as the norm. We offer maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks of statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay.
In return, you can expect a department that helps you learn and develop that recognises your expertise and contribution, both as an individual and part of a team.
If you've ever wanted to do more, see more, go further or be better, we have roles in more professions and vocations than ever before. Let's see where your future will take you, together.
Duties and responsibilities for the role include but are not limited to:
- Work collaboratively with professional colleagues and in the best interest of patients.
- Ensuring that surgery management, documentation including consumable stores, the safe3 custody of personal sensitive data and the maintenance of equipment is always kept to a high standard.
- Onward referral of personnel to enhanced practitioners, specialists, or consultants for treatment as appropriate
Please read the attached job description/Terms of Reference and person specification prior to applying, to fully understand all the duties and responsibilities required by CDPs within DPHC.
Selection Process Details:
This vacancy is using Success Profiles (www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles) and the selection at sift stage will be based on your CV application. Ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, knowledge, experience, qualifications, and memberships in the CV section of the application form. Show the sift team why YOU are the one to hire! Remember - make sure no personal details are included.
At interview you will be tested against the following Behaviours:
- Changing and Improving
- Communicating and Influencing
- Developing Self and Others
- Managing a Quality Service
- Delivering at Pace
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If found successful for this position, you will be required to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B. Failure to provide evidence of your immunity may result in the offer of employment being withdrawn.
To be eligible to be considered for this role, qualifications and memberships detailed must be held in full, prior to submitting your application.
The sift will be completed within 5 working days of the vacancy closing date. Interviews will be held on a date to be confirmed.
There will be no reimbursement for any travel expenses for the interview.
All employees joining Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised) effective from the employment start date. Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS).
Please note the salary will be pro-rata where part time hours are undertaken.
There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel, but you will form the continuity of care required by our patients when based at home.
The successful applicant will have contact with patients and service users. In-line with the NHS England approach, MOD is in the process of making full vaccination a condition of deployment for its healthcare workers employed across the UK. In order to comply with our duty of care, we require our staff to have the COVID vaccine and we will ask for proof of vaccination status during the recruitment process. Please see the attached further information document for full details.
The post does NOT offer relocation expenses (move of home, excess fares or temporary transfer). Non Standard move applicants will be eligible for the full package, subject to eligibility.
As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points-based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.
The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points-based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected, and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
If you need to advise us that you need additional help or reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please contact email@example.com.
Qualifications and Memberships
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).