Job summary

Our new post for a Consultant in Special Care Dentistry will be at the vanguard of all we do for patients, helping to shape and develop the service over the coming years. We are looking for an individual with plenty of drive and vision, to go along with their much needed clinical skills, someone who will have the opportunity to really make a tangible difference to the population served by our Health Board.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB Community Dental Service is looking to appoint a Consultant in Special Care Dentistry on a permanent, full time contract. They will provide dental care across all Health Boards localities. The post will be based in Dewi Sant Hospital but the successful candidate will be required to work in all of our clinics across the Health Board.

The CDS is involved in the outreach teaching of final year undergraduates and the clinical supervision of Year 1 and 2 dentists on the Dental Core Training schemes. In addition the CDS runs Welsh Government oral health improvement initiatives and epidemiology surveys in these areas. The successful applicant will join a dynamic team providing the full range of community dentistry working alongside other dentists, orthodontists, a paediatric specialist and a dental therapist.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential as there will be occasions when the post holder will be required to move between fixed clinics, mobile dental units, or provide domiciliary care which requires the ability to drive a manual vehicle.

Main duties of the job

The post holder has the responsibility to provide Special Care Dentistry for vulnerable adults within the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. The post holder may be asked to lead in the development and provision of oral care for vulnerable people in all areas of Special Care Dentistry across CTM. The post holder will support and progress research and development for the Community Dental Service.

The post holder will be expected to provide treatment to a wide range of patients including treatment under GA, conscious sedation, emergency access sessions and special care dentistry for all ages.

As a senior employee of the Health Board the post holder will work in close co-operation with and support other clinical, medical professional and managerial colleagues in providing high quality healthcare to patients.

Integral to the responsibilities of the post are the following requirements:-

  • To ensure the provision of high quality clinical care
  • To provide effective clinical leadership to all staff employed within the CDS
  • To sustain and develop teaching and research wherever appropriate
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Health Board’s procedures and operating policies
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements and within the parameters of the Division’s and Health Board’s service plans
  • To maintain the confidence of business plans and development strategies formulated for the specialty, CDS or the Health Board.
  • About us

    The Community Dental Service in CTMUHB is a Salaried Dental Service providing Oral Health Care Services to vulnerable client groups in line with the Welsh Health Circular 2022/022 (Dental Services for Vulnerable People and the Role of the Community Dental Service).

    The CDS provides dental care for vulnerable adults and children including adults with learning disabilities, severe mental illness, complex medical conditions, physical disabilities, vulnerable older people, the homeless, substance misusers, asylum seekers, refugees, as well as children in special schools and looked after children.

    The CDS provides dental care in accessible clinics, mobile dental units, and on a domiciliary basis, along with oral rehabilitation GA lists in Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil. Most of the clinics are equipped with accessible facilities and equipment to provide Special Care Dentistry, some clinics also offer dental sedation. The facilities include a bariatric dental chair, intermediate dental chairs and hoists. Referrals are received via e-referral from GDPs. The CDS also accepts referrals from other health professionals where appropriate.

    Date posted

    07 November 2022

    Pay scheme

    Hospital medical and dental staff

    Grade

    Consultant

    Salary

    £86,063 to £111,732 a year per annum

    Contract

    Permanent

    Working pattern

    Full-time

    Reference number

    110-MD864-1122

    Job locations

    Dewi Sant Hospital

    Pontypridd

    CF37 1LB

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • To provide and co-ordinate comprehensive services for vulnerable adults requiring Special Care Dentistry. This includes all aspects of clinical leadership, treatment and relevant management duties in order to carry this role.
  • To promote the specialty of Special Care Dentistry both within health and to external organisations
  • To lead and co-ordinate appropriate CDS directorate research interests which will inform the delivery of Special Care Dentistry and Community Dental Services in accordance with the CTMUHB R&D framework.
  • To develop integrated oral care pathways by liaison with other healthcare providers and external agencies for vulnerable adult groups.
  • Liaison with other General Dental Services, Community Dental Services, Dental Public Health and Hospital Dental Services to help provide advice and oral care for patients requiring of Special Care Dentistry.
  • To take an active role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the CTMUHB Oral Health plans and HB Plan.
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements within the parameters of the Divisions and Health Boards agreed objectives.
  • To observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.
  • To exercise professional leadership for all staff working in the Community Dental Services.
  • To be responsible, with management support, for your personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.
  • To work in conjunction with clinical and professional colleagues to ensure that the productivity of staff within the Community Dental Service is maintained and their job satisfaction is enhanced. This may include involvement in the appraisal process for colleagues.
  • To undertake management duties within the Community Dental Services as agreed with the Clinical Director of Community Dental Services.
  • To work in conjunction with other Consultants and healthcare professionals within CTMUHB in relation to patients requiring Special Care Dentistry including multi-professional care planning and provision
  • Represent CTMUHB on regional and national groups related to Special Care Dentistry as appropriate for example Managed Clinical Network
  • Teaching/Training (as agreed with Clinical Director)

  • To provide training and development of dental staff, particularly in the field of Special Care Dentistry
  • To work in conjunction with the Health Education and Improvement Wales to provide specialist training in SCD that enables trainees to acquire a CCST in line with RCS Specialist Advisory Committee requirements
  • To provide training and education to undergraduates as appropriate
  • To provide dental advice and to liaise with other providers of Special Care Dentistry
  • To coordinate and provide training for other health care professionals in oral health care for those needing special care dentistry
  • To promote special care dentistry by linking with other professional colleagues as well as organisations external to dentistry e.g. Community Mental Health Teams
  • Quality Improvement and Audit

  • To promote evidence-based clinical practice
  • To undertake regular audit and Quality Improvement projects
  • To take a lead in research and development for the Community Dental Services
  • Quality and Standards

  • To be familiar with and actively promote adherence to the regulatory framework including NICE and Welsh Government Guidance and to actively promote professional standards
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Health Boards procedures and operating policies
  • To ensure Continuing Professional Development requirements of the General Dental Council
  • Learning Organisation

  • To be involved in and actively manage complaints and any legal claims in their area of practice, management of serious incidents and responsibility for sharing any organisational learning from these
  • Patient Experience

  • To monitor and respond to measures of patient experience
  • Actively engage in measures to improve the experience of patients, families and carers
  • Patient Safety

  • To work actively to reduce unintended harm to patients
  • To contribute actively to the content areas of the 1000 Lives Campaign and any other subsequent patient safety campaign
  • To adhere to the Health Boards Clinical Incident Policy
  • Personal Development

  • To attend accredited conferences and meetings to update personal level of clinical practice, teaching and management skills in line with regulatory requirements
  • To participate in an annual Job Planning Review process
  • To participate in the Health Boards Annual Appraisal process
  • Management (as agreed with Clinical Director)

  • To support the management of Community Dental Staff working within CTMUHB and to be responsible with the community dental team to ensure the delivery of the service contract
  • To provide information about Special Care Dentistry for the development of systems appropriate for Health Board needs
  • To participate in Community Dental Services staff meetings
  • To attend other departmental, Divisional and Health Board meetings as necessary
  • To attend regional and national meetings as necessary
  • To undertake all work in accordance with Health Board procedures and operating policies
  • To work within the financial and other restraints decided upon by the Health Board. Additional expenses of any kind will not be committed without the approval of the appropriate manager/budget holder
  • The postholder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety and wellbeing and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients within CTMUHB. This statutory duty is in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with the post.

    Finally, the postholder is expected to:

  • Observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations
  • Observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff
  • Be responsible, with management support, for their own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues, including leading Clinical Appraisal and Peer Review for the service.
  • English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

    Interview date: 7th February 2023

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • To provide and co-ordinate comprehensive services for vulnerable adults requiring Special Care Dentistry. This includes all aspects of clinical leadership, treatment and relevant management duties in order to carry this role.
  • To promote the specialty of Special Care Dentistry both within health and to external organisations
  • To lead and co-ordinate appropriate CDS directorate research interests which will inform the delivery of Special Care Dentistry and Community Dental Services in accordance with the CTMUHB R&D framework.
  • To develop integrated oral care pathways by liaison with other healthcare providers and external agencies for vulnerable adult groups.
  • Liaison with other General Dental Services, Community Dental Services, Dental Public Health and Hospital Dental Services to help provide advice and oral care for patients requiring of Special Care Dentistry.
  • To take an active role in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the CTMUHB Oral Health plans and HB Plan.
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements within the parameters of the Divisions and Health Boards agreed objectives.
  • To observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff.
  • To exercise professional leadership for all staff working in the Community Dental Services.
  • To be responsible, with management support, for your personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues.
  • To work in conjunction with clinical and professional colleagues to ensure that the productivity of staff within the Community Dental Service is maintained and their job satisfaction is enhanced. This may include involvement in the appraisal process for colleagues.
  • To undertake management duties within the Community Dental Services as agreed with the Clinical Director of Community Dental Services.
  • To work in conjunction with other Consultants and healthcare professionals within CTMUHB in relation to patients requiring Special Care Dentistry including multi-professional care planning and provision
  • Represent CTMUHB on regional and national groups related to Special Care Dentistry as appropriate for example Managed Clinical Network
  • Teaching/Training (as agreed with Clinical Director)

  • To provide training and development of dental staff, particularly in the field of Special Care Dentistry
  • To work in conjunction with the Health Education and Improvement Wales to provide specialist training in SCD that enables trainees to acquire a CCST in line with RCS Specialist Advisory Committee requirements
  • To provide training and education to undergraduates as appropriate
  • To provide dental advice and to liaise with other providers of Special Care Dentistry
  • To coordinate and provide training for other health care professionals in oral health care for those needing special care dentistry
  • To promote special care dentistry by linking with other professional colleagues as well as organisations external to dentistry e.g. Community Mental Health Teams
  • Quality Improvement and Audit

  • To promote evidence-based clinical practice
  • To undertake regular audit and Quality Improvement projects
  • To take a lead in research and development for the Community Dental Services
  • Quality and Standards

  • To be familiar with and actively promote adherence to the regulatory framework including NICE and Welsh Government Guidance and to actively promote professional standards
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the Health Boards procedures and operating policies
  • To ensure Continuing Professional Development requirements of the General Dental Council
  • Learning Organisation

  • To be involved in and actively manage complaints and any legal claims in their area of practice, management of serious incidents and responsibility for sharing any organisational learning from these
  • Patient Experience

  • To monitor and respond to measures of patient experience
  • Actively engage in measures to improve the experience of patients, families and carers
  • Patient Safety

  • To work actively to reduce unintended harm to patients
  • To contribute actively to the content areas of the 1000 Lives Campaign and any other subsequent patient safety campaign
  • To adhere to the Health Boards Clinical Incident Policy
  • Personal Development

  • To attend accredited conferences and meetings to update personal level of clinical practice, teaching and management skills in line with regulatory requirements
  • To participate in an annual Job Planning Review process
  • To participate in the Health Boards Annual Appraisal process
  • Management (as agreed with Clinical Director)

  • To support the management of Community Dental Staff working within CTMUHB and to be responsible with the community dental team to ensure the delivery of the service contract
  • To provide information about Special Care Dentistry for the development of systems appropriate for Health Board needs
  • To participate in Community Dental Services staff meetings
  • To attend other departmental, Divisional and Health Board meetings as necessary
  • To attend regional and national meetings as necessary
  • To undertake all work in accordance with Health Board procedures and operating policies
  • To work within the financial and other restraints decided upon by the Health Board. Additional expenses of any kind will not be committed without the approval of the appropriate manager/budget holder
  • The postholder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety and wellbeing and that of work colleagues, visitors and patients within CTMUHB. This statutory duty is in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governance accountabilities associated with the post.

    Finally, the postholder is expected to:

  • Observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board together with all relevant statutory and professional obligations
  • Observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff
  • Be responsible, with management support, for their own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues, including leading Clinical Appraisal and Peer Review for the service.
  • English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply

    Interview date: 7th February 2023

  • Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

  • Full GDC Registration
  • On the GDC Specialist Register
  • Desirable

  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. Diploma of Membership in Special Care Dentistry
  • Clinical Experience

    Essential

  • Broad based experience in Special Care Dentistry especially experience of working within the Community Dental Services
  • Competence in sedation, general anaesthesia and management individuals and groups of vulnerable people requiring Special Care Dentistry
  • Desirable

  • Wider experience, research and training in Special Care Dentistry
  • Clinical Governance

    Essential

  • Evidence of participation in quality improvement programmes and their role in improving dental practice
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Understanding of Standards for Health and Social Care
  • Research

    Essential

  • Experience and knowledge of critical appraisal of evidence
  • Publications/posters of relevant review articles or case reports
  • Desirable

  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and concluding research projects with publication
  • Teaching

    Essential

  • Evidence of delivering teaching to undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Willingness to teach dental undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Desirable

  • Further training or qualifications in education
  • Management and leadership

    Essential

  • Management skills and effective leadership for the NHS environment and specifically clinical service delivery
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership capability and management within multi-professional teams
  • Desirable

  • Experience in day to day organisation of Special Care Dentistry within the Community Dental Services
  • Communication

    Essential

  • Knowledge of communication techniques required for vulnerable people
  • Ability to demonstrate good presentation skills to small and large groups
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about dental topics with patients and colleagues
  • Personal Qualities

    Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-professional and multi-agency team
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations and undertake responsibility
  • Desirable

  • Motivational skills
  • Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

  • Full GDC Registration
  • On the GDC Specialist Register
  • Desirable

  • Relevant Higher Degree e.g. Diploma of Membership in Special Care Dentistry
  • Clinical Experience

    Essential

  • Broad based experience in Special Care Dentistry especially experience of working within the Community Dental Services
  • Competence in sedation, general anaesthesia and management individuals and groups of vulnerable people requiring Special Care Dentistry
  • Desirable

  • Wider experience, research and training in Special Care Dentistry
  • Clinical Governance

    Essential

  • Evidence of participation in quality improvement programmes and their role in improving dental practice
  • Knowledge of risk management
  • Understanding of Standards for Health and Social Care
  • Research

    Essential

  • Experience and knowledge of critical appraisal of evidence
  • Publications/posters of relevant review articles or case reports
  • Desirable

  • Evidence of initiating, progressing and concluding research projects with publication
  • Teaching

    Essential

  • Evidence of delivering teaching to undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Willingness to teach dental undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Desirable

  • Further training or qualifications in education
  • Management and leadership

    Essential

  • Management skills and effective leadership for the NHS environment and specifically clinical service delivery
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership capability and management within multi-professional teams
  • Desirable

  • Experience in day to day organisation of Special Care Dentistry within the Community Dental Services
  • Communication

    Essential

  • Knowledge of communication techniques required for vulnerable people
  • Ability to demonstrate good presentation skills to small and large groups
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about dental topics with patients and colleagues
  • Personal Qualities

    Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-professional and multi-agency team
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations and undertake responsibility
  • Desirable

  • Motivational skills
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Additional information

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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