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Dental Core Trainee 3 with oncall - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Merthyr Tydfil
£35,488 to £49,412 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

Job Details

Dental Core Training Post in Oral & maxillofacial Surgery who will work under the direction of the consultants in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery. There will be daily contact with a multidisciplinary range of staff based on the ward, in the casualty Department, in operating theatres, Outpatients, from pharmacy and administrative staff.

English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

This training and career development post will provide exposure to a broad range of Oral & maxillofacial surgery. There will be Hospital Consultation clinics for new and review patients under the supervision of either a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial or Oral Surgeon. In addition, there will be expose to minor oral surgery procedures, Day surgery cases and inpatient cases.

There will be study sessions for research, audit and publication activity. Attendance at relevant study days organised for local DF1 and 2 programmes will be encouraged.

Attendance and presentation to the Welsh Hospitals Dental Specialities Meeting is expected. Support for obtaining a postgraduate examination is provided.

The post is subject to regular appraisal by a named supervising Consultant and monitoring of a portfolio of workplace based assessments and logbook of activity.

The DCT3 post is recognised for M.F.D.S, MJDF & M.R.C.S. One Study Session per week is timetabled. A proportion of these sessions will be dedicated to a programme of formal teaching

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:

  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description
Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job Description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents

Person Specification

  • BDS or equivalent recognised qualification
  • Have or be eligible for full GDC Registration at the start date
  • Be eligible to work in the UK


  • Working towards or already obtained postgraduate qualifications (MFDS, MJDF or equivalent)
  • Portfolio containing evidence of progression and development of clinical skills and professional development.

Experience/Knowledge & Skills

  • Must provide evidence of completion of UK Dental Foundation training or recognised equivalent or exemption
  • Must provide evidence of completion of DCT 2 training by the start date of the post.
  • Must not have undertaken 18 months or more Dental Core Training
  • Ability to work unsupervised during unsocial hours
  • Must have 6 months OMFS rotation with on-call experience
  • Must have at least 36 months postgraduate clinical experience by the time of post commencement.


  • Evidence of teaching experience, exposure to different group/teaching methods.
  • Publications
  • Undertaken presentations

Clinical Ability

  • Capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge and awareness to fully investigate problems.
  • Capable of conducting operative procedures.
  • Personal involvement in clinical governance including clinical audit or significant event analysis
  • Understand the principles and relevance if clinical research


  • Evidence of participation in research


  • Commitment to the Audit process and ability to participate in Audit to practice evidence based Medicine
  • Understand the principles and relevance of clinical research
  • Is up to date and fit to practice safely and is aware of own training needs.
  • Evidence of personal involvement in clinical governance including clinical audit or significant event analysis


  • Enthusiasm for participation in research






Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) provides primary, community, hospital and mental health services to the 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Providing great health care to our community is our number one priority.

CTMUHB is one of the largest Health Boards in Wales, with three district general hospital sites, and was formed in 2019. We are ideally situated between Wales’ capital city Cardiff to the south, the coastal town of Porthcawl to the west, and the stunning scenery in the Brecon Beacons National Park to the north where you can explore the breath-taking beauty of the mountains, waterfalls and woodlands. We operate within a vibrant community, rich with history and heritage. You can also explore other parts of Wales. Our central location makes us the perfect starting point and we’re within easy reach of vibrant cities including Swansea and Bristol, as well as Cardiff.

If you come to work in Cwm Taf Morgannwg you will be guaranteed a warm Welsh welcome, opportunities for professional development and a clinical environment that innovates to improve. With almost 12,000 staff our workforce is the lifeblood not only of the University Health Board, but also many of the communities that we serve. We take our staff wellbeing seriously and have dedicated wellbeing rooms and mindfulness sessions. Our Health Board is committed to building a culture it feels proud of, with recognisable values at its core that can be felt and understood by every person who comes into contact with them.

You don’t have to speak Welsh to work in our organisation but we will give you the opportunity to learn. We take staff development seriously and encourage everyone to flourish and progress during their time with us.

For those of you with a young family childcare is available on all three acute hospital sites. There are excellent schools and affordable housing both within and just outside the Health Board.

Whether its paddle boarding, caving, outdoor swimming or singing in a male voice choir- Cwm Taf Morgannwg will provide a fantastic work-life balance for everyone.

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