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Restorative Consultant Dentist

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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This is a new and exciting opportunity for a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry to combine NHS clinical activity with a formal commitment to academic clinical teaching and research. The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMB) invites applications for a full-time Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. This post attracts 10 PA's in total, 6 PAs for NHS activities based at UHMB (Lancaster) with the remaining 4 devoted to an academic role at the School of Dentistry at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). This post gives the opportunity to join the oral and maxillofacial department to provide the restorative consultant input to which a formal university academic component is added.

The post will be based in Lancaster at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with duties at UCLan in Preston and the potential for work at other NHS sites including serving both Lancashire and South Cumbria patients.

For the successful candidate the job plan will be negotiable.

Interview date TBC

Main duties of the job

The maxillofacial unit also provides teaching for those for University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) students based at the Morecambe Dental Education Centre and has close links with UCLAN. The teams has recently been joined by an Honorary Consultant in Endodontics, based at UCLAN and there is scope for further development in this area.

There are offices, secretarial and computer facilities on all of our sites. We have and electronic EPR and PACs system for radiography and digital photography across the Bay.

There is a fully equipped maxillofacial laboratory based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary with high quality and skilled technical support.

You should be fully registered with the General Dental Council with a licence to practice and on the specialist list for Restorative Dentistry. You should have successfully completed, or be within 6 months of an SAC approved training in restorative dentistry or equivalent at the time of interview.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay

Job description
Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

The Unit provides a comprehensive secondary care service in all aspects of restorative dentistry. The service provides advice and treatment plans to local dentists as well as enjoying multi-disciplinary working alongside colleagues in orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery. The restorative service has developed a managed clinical network in South Cumbria for endodontics which, supports the service. Discussions have started with the local commissioners about an MCN in restorative dentistry and the successful candidate would be able to become involved in developing this further. Links have been developed with Lancashire Teaching Hospital, [the regional centre for Head and Neck cancer treatment] to allow local patients to be treated locally.

Person Specification
Education and qualifications

  • Full Registration with United Kingdom General Dental Council GDC
  • On the specialist GDC list in Restorative Dentistry or within 6 months of eligibility for inclusion.
  • Inter-C collegiate Speciality fellowship Exit Examination in Restorative dentisty or equivalent.
  • Possession of certificate of Accredidation or eligibility for a CSST in Restorative Dentistry


  • Masters Degree (or equivalent) in a restorative clinical discipline
  • Masters Degree (or equivalent) in a restorative clinical discipline

Experience and Training

  • Successful completion of SAC approved 5 year training programme in Restorative Dentistry, or within 6 months of completion or equivalent.
  • Current holders of NHS or honorary NHS Consultant contracts in Restorative dentistry are eligible to apply.
  • European or overseas candidates would need to show equivalence to the formal 5 year training pathway in Restorative Dentistry

Research and development

  • Higher Degree (MSc or PhD)
  • Higher Degree (MSc or PhD)


  • Commitment to dental education of undergraduate and postgraduates


  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience.


  • Understanding of the management responsibilities of NHS consultants


  • Administrative or management roles during training of primary or secondary care teams.
  • Recognised qualification/certificate course in management

Skills, ability and knowledge

  • Ability to communicate and liaise effectively with patients, relatives and clinical colleagues.
  • Works well within a multidisciplinary environment.
  • Commitment to continuing medical education and involvement in clinical governance and audit.
  • Willing to undertake additional professional responsibilities, local, regional or national

Personal Qualities

  • Ability to work independently
  • Good knowledge of English.
  • Good team Skills
  • Disability and Equality awareness.
  • Ability to travel across sites as required




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