Specialist Dental Nurse – Special Care

Posted 2 weeks ago

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Salary£28,407 - £34,581
Closing date29/05/2024

Senior Dental Nurse – Special Care

Community Dental Services CIC

The closing date is 29 May 2024

Job summary

Senior Dental Nurse – Special Care Permanent, Part Time

Salary: £28,407 – £34,581 per annum pro rata

(actual £17,044.20 – £20,748.60)

Base: TBC*

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Do you want to make a difference? If so, why not consider a career with an award winning, dentally led social enterprise?

Our team in Bedfordshire are looking for an experienced Special Care Dental Nurse to work in multi-disciplinary teams and support the treatment of patients who are unable to accept routine dental care due to some physical, intellectual, medical, emotional, sensory, mental or social impairment or a combination of these factors.


Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside the Clinical Leads for Special Care Dentistry to develop the Community and Special Care Dental Service and will provide support for dental operators including dentists undergoing specialty training.

You will need good organisational skills, and good oral and written communication skills. NEBDN Certificates in Special Care Dental Nursing and Dental Sedation Nursing are essential for this role (or you must be able to achieve these qualifications within the first two years of employment). Certificates in Topical Fluoride Application and Dental Radiography would be an advantage.

The post holder will undertake a clinical lead of dental nurses, including training and supervision, in various clinical settings across Bedfordshire; therefore, access to a car is essential.


About us

What do we offer?

27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

Dentally led, patient focused working environment that is not constrained by UDA targets.

Access to Corporate Pension Scheme

24/7 access to an Employee Assistance Programme

Funded internal and external mandatory training to enable you to maintain your CPD.

Support with training for your wider professional development.

Paid indemnity.

Uniforms provided.

Receive a funded share in the Company and have a say in how CDS is run at all levels.

Opportunity to play a key part in local social care initiatives within your local communities.

Community Dental Services provides NHS dental care.


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the main duties and responsibilities, please see attached job description.

If you would like any more information, please contact Nicola Blake on 07785 311684nicola.blake@cds-cic.co.uk

*This post is based in Bedfordshire. The clinic base will be agreed with the candidate.


Person Specification

Senior Dental Nurse – Special Care


  • Please see attached job description and person specification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Community Dental Services CIC


Base to be agreed


MK44 1LZ

Employer’s website

https://communitydentalservices.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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