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Consultant in Orthodontics (*£3000 Welcome Bonus)

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
5 Jan 2024

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This is a full-time consultant appointment within a very busy Oral Health department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

For this position, we are pleased to be able to offer a £3,000 pro-rata Welcome Bonus to the successful candidate. *Terms and conditions apply.

A candidate who is unable for personal reasons to undertake the duties of a whole-time post will receive equal consideration. If such a candidate is appointed, the job content will be modified as appropriate in consultation with consultant colleagues and local management.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working.

Main duties of the job

The appointee will work with other Consultants in Orthodontics as well as Consultants in OMFS (Orthognathic), Plastic Surgery (Cleft) and Restorative Dentistry (Hypodontia) providing multidisciplinary care. The appointee will help the department achieve the waiting time targets and referral to treatment time targets. The candidate must have an interest in treatment of Facial Deformity and Cleft Lip and Palate.

The appointee will be expected to contribute to the supervision and training of junior staff in the Orthodontic Department at the NNUH and work with the East of England Deanery. This may include work as an educational and clinical supervisor and supervision of case reports, scientific abstracts and clinical research by specialist registrars. The appointee will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the Trust.

About us

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital provides Orthodontic and Oral and Maxillofacial services across Norfolk through close links with adjacent trusts Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn and The James Paget hospital on the east coast. The catchment area covers a population of 1.4 million people and also includes Ipswich Hospital who merged with Colchester hospital to form the East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust (ESNEFT). This post be based at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital with general clinics being performed there. At present the Orthodontic Service covers patients from the Norfolk and Norwich and James Paget Hospital and has the potential to expand its remit further. There is full engagement from the wider consultant body, specifically the Head and Neck and Oral Health Consultant team .

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for full details of the post and person specification.

Full GMC with entry to the Specialist Register required.

Person Specification
  • Entry on GDC Specialist Register.
  • MFDS or equivalent.
  • CCST in Orthodontics or equivalent.
  • M. Orth or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of a SAC approved 2-year minimum training programme in a Fixed Term Training Appointment (FTTA) in Orthodontics or within six months of completion, or equivalent, which follows on from the pre CCST training period of 3 years.
  • ISFE in or within 6 months
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register Via CCT (Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview) CESR or European Community Rights An appropriate higher qualification
Clinical Experience
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining CCST in Orthodontics.
  • Ability to manage complex orthodontic problems.
  • Experience in the use of a full range of orthodontic treatment techniques.
  • Capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Enthusiasm for service development and teaching.
  • Previous responsibility for service improvement. Management skills
Teaching Experience
  • Willingness to become involved in the training commitments of the department.
  • Experience of supervising junior dental colleagues.
Research Experience
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems.
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Applicants who are Nationals from another European country or elsewhere overseas would have to show equivalence to the 5 years training period in the National Health Service required for the specialty
  • Training and expertise in children's safeguarding
  • Experience in research or published papers in area of special interest
  • Commitment to develop an appropriate special interest
Communications and Language Skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with clinical colleagues, colleagues in pathology and support staff
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries

Employer details
Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital Trust

Colney Lane



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