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Community Dental Officer (Temporary)

Salary:
40629 - 60944 GBP YEAR
Location:
Heath
Company:
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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The Community Dental Service of Cardiff & Vale UHB is currently looking to appoint a Dental Officer for 4 sessions per week for a period of 12 months to cover a period of maternity leave.

The Community Dental Service of Cardiff & Vale UHB is currently looking to appoint a 2 day per week Dental Officer Thursday & Friday. This post is a 0.4 WTE providing dental care in the Cardiff and Vale locality.

The successful applicant will be dynamic and enthusiastic, with a clear vision of how Community Dentistry fits within the wider healthcare service in Cardiff and the Vale University Health Board. The Community Dental Service is a dynamic team providing the full range of community dentistry and you would be working alongside other dentists, including specialists in paediatric dentistry, special care dentistry and dental therapists. Development of personal professional interests which match those of the Community Dental Service will be encouraged.

The post holder will be expected to treat a wide range of patients with the emphasis on paediatric dentistry, emergency access sessions, and special care dentistry for all ages. The clinics are involved in the outreach training of final year undergraduates and the clinical supervision of Dental Core Trainees Years 1 and 2. This would suit applicants who enjoy the prospect of developing learning in other dental professionals.

A driving licence is essential as there may be occasions when the post holder will be required to work in fixed clinics, on mobile dental units or provide domiciliary care.

The CDS is a service in the process of reform and development to meet the WHC(2019)021 description of a Community Dental Service. Dental care is provided from 7 fixed clinics and a number of mobile dental units to patients south of the M4. The Directorate serves Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

The CDS also runs the Welsh Government oral health improvement initiative, ‘Designed to Smile’, Gwen am Beth and epidemiology surveys in these areas.

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