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Speciality Doctor Orthodontics

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£50,373 to £78,759 a year pro rata
Closing date
13 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Dentistry and oral medicine
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Part Time
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Job Details

We are looking to recruit a Speciality Doctor into our Orthodontic service.

This is a part time post but there is scope to expand the number of days available.

The Department is part of the combined Orthodontics, Oral Surgery and Maxillo-Facial Service with all clinics currently held in the Hereford County Hospital, but liaising with staff across Worcestershire and Herefordshire for joint working. A strong primary care specialist service is integrated with the secondary care services, and a stable GDS base locally provides excellent professional support.

There is the expectation that the successful appointee will be an active member of the Local Orthodontic network and will help shape the service as the ICS takes formal responsibility for the provision of the comprehensive service across the two counties. A full range of clinical activities are undertaken with full support of administrative, nursing and specialist lab support.

This post requires a committed clinician with a drive to play their part in the clinical and professional life within the county.

Fixed days currently Monday Tuesday and Wednesday 1/2 day but could look at alternate Wednesdays instead of a half day or similar

Main duties of the job

The proposed sessional commitments are detailed in the Job Plan section. The main duties and responsibilities of the Specialty Doctor are:

  • To provide a high quality service as part of the Orthodontic Department to the patients of Herefordshire and the surrounding area using evidence based guidelines and clinical governance structure.
  • Deputise for absent colleagues and in exceptional, unforeseen circumstances may have to perform additional duties to ensure the safe running of the department. Where such duties take place outside your normal contracted duties, you will receive either an equivalent off duty period or will be remunerated appropriately.

About us

Hereford County Hospital Emergency Department is a small, rural department seeing approximately 60,000 patients per annum, of which approximately 20% will be paediatric. The department sees a wide range of conditions, as would be expected in a rural DGH, with a relatively high trauma caseload for the size of the department.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff; a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description
Job responsibilities

To complete in a timely manner the administrative duties and correspondence associated with patient care.. To provide orthodontic clinical advice and treatment within the Department under the leadership of senior colleagues within the department.. To participate in the formal appraisal.. To participate in continuing education activity including Continuing Professional Development.. To contribute to the training of GDC registrants, nurses, scientific and technical staff.. To participate in audit on a regular basis and develop relevant audit projects.. To be a member of relevant MCN and actively participate in its work.. To provide information to support job planning.. To work within the framework of policies and procedures relevant to Medical and Dental staff.. To participate fully in mandatory training as required and modified by the Trust from time to time and also in annual appraisal, job planning and revalidation procedures.. The duties are subject to review from time to time in the light of the changing requirements of the service. The duties will be reflected in the job plan, which will be subject to review once a year in conjunction with the Clinical Director.

Further details of the duties and responsibilities are on the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

  • Full registration with the United Kingdom General Dental Council (GDC)
  • Member of specialist list


  • CCST in Orthodontics or within three months of certificate or equivalent.


  • Evidence of management of patients within the speciality of orthodontics
  • Commitment to team approach.
  • Up to date with current practices in orthodontics
  • Evidence of participation in, progression and completing audit.


  • Previous experience of working in the NHS/experience of NHS working practices and systems

Skills and Abilities

  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance.
  • Evidence of recent relevant CPD.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

BMJ Ref: BMJ-102217/229-SDMS-JC-4816609




Our vision:  
To improve the health and well being of the people we serve in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas

Our mission:  
To provide a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and friends

Our values:  
Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence

Our sites:  
Hereford, Ross-On-Wye, Leominster, Bromyard

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.

By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.

With an estimated annual turnover of around £180 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.

The days are numbered for our 1940s hutted wards with the doors to the new ward block at the County Hospital due to open to patients for the first time next week.

It not only means two wards to replace the hutted wards will open, but the new build also includes a new extra ward bringing 18 extra beds overall.

Check out the video below for a sneak look inside the building:


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