Community Dental Therapist - Boston, Lincolnshire

Dental Therapist- Community DentistryBoston (Lincolnshire)Reference: CL4243-2
  • Community Dentistry
  • Dental Therapist
  • Full or part-time position
  • Non-UDA NHS dentistry for patients with additional needs
  • Full scope of therapy work
  • Occasional travel across the Lincolnshire service required (mileage paid)

Community Dental Therapist Jobs in Boston, Lincolnshire.  ZEST Dental Recruitment working in partnership with an established dental practice is seeking to recruit a Community Dental Therapist.

  • Community Dentistry
  • Dental Therapist
  • Full or part-time position
  • Boston, Lincolnshire
  • Full scope of therapy work
  • Occasional travel across the Lincolnshire service required (mileage paid)
  • Domiciliary visits also required more locally
  • Salaried position - £35,392-42,618 (pro-rata)
  • 27 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Additional benefits including paid indemnity insurance, NHS practitioner pension or personal pension matched up to 7%
  • Non-UDA NHS dentistry for patients with additional needs
  • Great opportunity to work without time constraints and really get to know your patients without the pressures of typical NHS dentistry
  • Combination of regular patients, and referrals for one off courses of treatment (referrals typically anxious patients, or in need of sedation)
  • Patients will typically have additional needs not able to be met by general high-street practice
  • Excellent career progression and professional development opportunities, including accredited sedation training
  • Very supportive team and wider organisation, suitable for a therapist new to community dentistry, or younger in their career
  • Due to the nature of the patient base, the role will generally require a fair amount of liaison with other medical professionals, consultants etc
  • Clinical work generally not too complex, typical routine adult and paediatric dentistry, extractions, dentures etc
  • Permanent position
  • Reference: CL4243

This is an excellent opportunity for a Dental Therapist looking to exercise a high degree of patient care in a setting outside of the typical high street practice.

This service provides care to adults and children who are potentially vulnerable, and have additional needs that could not be met in typical high street practice- the role would be well-suited to a Therapist who values spending time with their patients and providing care to those most in need.

Due to the nature of the role, the scope of clinical treatment is limited to more routine treatments available on the NHS. You will see a mix of both registered patients under the care of the service for all routine dentistry, and referrals (typically from GP) who will attend for a one off, particular course of treatment. Many of these patients will require sedation, therefore all clinicians within the service are provided with accredited sedation training, and there will be regular opportunity to utilise these skills.

The service is provided out of two well-equipped dental surgeries situated in a medical centre, and is fully equipped to handle a range of additional needs including a hoist, wheelchair and bariatric bench. In addition to working out of these surgeries, dental officers will also be required to provide domiciliary care to certain patients where appropriate, there would also be travel required occasionally to other parts of the wider county for staff meetings, and training.

This position is an employed role, offering a salary band between £35,392-42,618 (pro-rata) dependent on experience - candidates younger in their career or new to community care will be well-supported by a well-established network of clinicians, and support staff. The service offers a diverse range of career pathways and opportunity for professional development, providing a great alternative choice to high street practice for dentists who place a high premium on continued learning and development, job satisfaction, and want to make a difference in their community.

Successful candidates will be GDC registered dental therapists, ideally with at least two years of experience in providing therapy treatments in the UK.

For further information regarding this dentist position, confidential enquiries can be made by submitting your CV to ZEST Dental.  All applications and enquiries will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Contact: Caitlyn Lindley
Email: caitlyn.lindley@zestbusinessgroup.com
Telephone: 0114 287 0351