Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Orthodontic Consultant

Taunton, Somerset
£84,559 - £114,003 Per Annum, Pro Rata
06 Oct 2021
03 Nov 2021
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Are you a newly qualified (or within 6 months of gaining your FDS Orth) or an experienced Consultant in Orthodontics? Are you looking for an opportunity that will allow you to progress your career and offer you future opportunities to move into a clinical lead role? Are you a consultant looking for additional work to fit in around your private practice sessions? Are you looking to train future orthodontists and therapists?

If the answers to any of these questions are yes, then we would love to hear from you!

We are looking to appoint into 10 sessions, however we are able to offer a high level of flexibility and would be open to discussing the numbers of sessions you are looking for.  You can also choose to be based at our site at Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil or at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton or a combination.

We are looking to expand our Orthodontic team, and we are flexible in our approach. We currently have an established team of three Orthodontic Consultants, two trainees, two specialty doctors, and  plans are being finalised to train an inhouse dental nurse as an orthodontic therapist at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil. We also have an established maxillofacial department and restorative dentistry department, as well as an onsite orthodontic dental laboratory.

You will provide consultation services for General Dentists and Specialist Orthodontists in primary care, offering advice for all patients and treatment for those with the greatest clinical need. You will also have involvement with Specialist Outpatient Services including; Joint, Orthognathic Clinics and Joint Restorative Clinics.  There is also a link with the South West Cleft Team and the ability to do the orthodontic treatment for these patients on site.

Moving into this post you will gain all the benefits of a well-established department, whilst enjoying plentiful opportunities for professional development, mentoring and knowledge sharing.  There is also the opportunity for you to continue to support taking the department digital with intraoral scanners 3D  model scanner and new cone beam CT machine. We are also offering the post with an attractive relocation package.

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged. We provide community and mental health services across the whole of Somerset and acute hospital services in the north, west and centre of the county and beyond.

Taunton is a beautiful area of the South West, located between areas of outstanding natural beauty. Somerset offers you the opportunity to live near some of the UK’s most desirable locations; from the beautiful local beaches; to the vibrant cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter, all being within easy reach.  

The County town of Taunton boasts a wide range of local amenities including; an extensive range of shopping, a wide range of local restaurants, sporting and recreational facilities such as Somerset County Cricket Ground, Taunton Racecourse and The Blackbrook Theatre. Taunton’s nightlife offers a great atmosphere with cosy pubs and trendy bars.

Taunton also provides access to the M5 motorway and a mainline intercity rail link with trains to London Paddington in less than 2 hours, and Bristol in 30 minutes.

For further details / informal visits contact Mr Nick Mitchell, Clinical Lead for Orthodontics, on or 01823 344702.

If you would like to discuss the application process for this role please contact Jordan Pollard, Medical Recruitment Consultant on 07765898212 or