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Community Health Services
Band 5
37.5 hours per week (Full time)
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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Didcot Dental Clinic
Didcot, Oxford
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
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Lead Dental Nurse

Band 5

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Are you an experienced dental nurse looking to make your next steps in your dental career?

The Oxfordshire Community Dental Service is looking to appoint a lead dental nurse to join our successful and motivated team. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to expand their knowledge and gain experience in this challenging but rewarding role.

You will have excellent interpersonal, organisational and leadership skills and will work in close collaboration with the Dental Nurse Manager, Clinical Services Manager and Clinical Leads. The lead nurse provides leadership, guidance and line management to dental nurse team to ensure smooth running of the service.

Alongside leading the nursing team, you will ensure the patient has an excellent service experience at every visit as well as ensuring the clinician is effectively supported chair side. Your Dental Nursing skills will be maintained by regular clinical sessions ensuring that you and your team provide high quality dental nursing.

We support our nursing staff to work in all the above aspects of dentistry including the delivery of inhalation sedation training, CPD support and post certificate funding.

You will need to have a flexible approach to working across our many dental sites and the appropriate skills to work within our modern, well equipped clinics. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Misty Dawson
Job title
Interim Dental Nurse Team Manager
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01865 904 045
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