The Community Dental Service (CDS) in Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) are inviting applications for the post of Senior Dental Officer (SDO) from self-motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic clinicians. The successful post holder will be joining a dynamic CDS team that comprises of a Clinical Lead, Consultant in Special Care Dentistry, Specialists in Paediatric Dentistry, Senior Dental officers, Dental Officers, Dental Therapists, Senior Dental Nurse and Dental Nurses that provide dental care for vulnerable adults and children.
Main duties of the job
The Community Dental Service (CDS) in Swansea Bay University Health Board (SBUHB) provides dental care for vulnerable people of all ages who are unable to receive dental care in general dental practices. The CDS is seeking to appoint a SDO to help develop and deliver dental services. Experience of working in a CDS is desirable, however, an understanding of patients' needs with conditions such as dementia, autism, learning disabilities and those with complex medical conditions is essential. A significant part of the SDO role will involve providing treatment using conscious sedation and possibly general anaesthesia (GA).
This is a part time position - 30hours 4 days per week, the successful post holder will be based in a CDS clinic in Swansea, but will also be expected to provide clinical activities at other clinics and hospitals within the CDS area of responsibility. This includes supporting GA lists in Princess of Wales Hospital (POW), Bridgend. Clinical activities will include working in a variety of CDS clinics, providing domiciliary dental care in care homes and patients' homes, utilising wheelchair and bariatric aids when required, visiting secure and rehabilitation units as the service demands require.
The CDS is involved in National Epidemiology surveys and also manages SBUHB Designed to Smile, Gwen am Byth and Transformation Programmes.
To provide dental care for the vulnerable people seen by the CDS in a range of different settings including fixed clinics, mobile dental units and during domiciliary visits. This care will involve special care dentistry including conscious sedation and the provision of dental treatment under general anaesthesia for both children and adults. To support CDS service provision and planning as a member of the CDS senior management team To participate in clinical audit as part of a clinical governance strategy To participate in risk management and health and safety awareness To supervise and train other members of the CDS dental team To develop good working relationships with other health care professionals and agencies and participate in community based projects and activities. Training and Development To take part in and lead training updates as and when required To participate in CPR, manual handling and other mandatory training at regular interval
- GDC Reg
- Post Grad e.g. Dip in SCD
- Other Degree/Dip relevant to SCD/con sedation
- Conscious Sedation
- Working in multidisciplinary team
- Management experience
- Clinical Audit
- Service Development
- Effective communication
- Good IT Skills / SOEL
- Working on own initiative
- Information Governance
- Mental Capacity / Consent