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Job summary

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NHS AfC: Band -4
Flexible working - Various
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824-BANK- 00544
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Employer type
£11.54 Weekly pay will include: Basic pay + HCAS + 12.07% Holiday pay
Salary period
07/10/2022 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Bank Qualified Dental Nurse band - 4

NHS AfC: Band -4

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.


Job overview

                       Bank Qualified Dental Nurse band - 4

Are you keen to use your assessment and intervention skills in a rewarding NHS role but unable to commit to a permanent position right now?

We have an excellent opportunity for a Dental Nurse  to become part of a responsive rehabilitation service, working across Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster

Why join?

  • Earn more per hour - bank rates are higher than agency and include holiday pay. We also cover your expenses and provide free uniforms
  • See the best shifts first – bank staff get priority over all agency workers
  • Get 24x7 support from our friendly Staff Bank team – a local team dedicated to helping you
  • Become part of an integrated team – feel more valued and supported in your work 


Main duties of the job


Job Purpose

As Dental Nurse, you will fulfill duties commensurate with the role within the Community and Specialist Dental Service, assisting in providing high quality primary clinical dental care for child and adult patients who cannot access a General Dental Practitioner. Care provided may include the full range of restorative and preventive NHS treatments including treatment under sedation, or from other setting e.g. other clinics, care establishments, schools, day centres and patients homes when appropriate. You may be required to participate in oral health promotion, dental screening and epidemiological .

You will have chairside experience and ideally hold the NEBDN National Certificate for Dental Nurses, NVQ in Oral Health Care Dental Nursing Level 2 & 3, Diploma in Dental Nursing L3 or equivalent.

You will be registered with the General Dental Council and have personal indemnity cover.



Working for our organisation

We provide community health services to more than two million people across eleven London boroughs and Hertfordshire.

Every day, our professionals provide high-quality healthcare in people's homes and local clinics, helping them to:

  • stay well

  • manage their own health with the right support

  • avoid unnecessary trips to, or long stays in, hospital.

We support our patients at every stage of their lives, providing health visiting for new-born babies through to community nursing, stroke rehabilitation and palliative care for people towards the end of their lives.

Our vision: deliver great care closer to home.

Our mission: working together to give children a better start and adults greater independence

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities 


  • Support clinicians in a wide range of different types of clinical treatments, within a range of settings e.g. clinics, patients’ homes, residential care and nursing homes, hospices and hospitals.
  • Anticipate clinician needs and support patients during dental treatment.
  • Responding to individual patient’s needs and provide pre- and post-operative instruction when needed, ensuring privacy and dignity is maintained.
  • Prepare the dental surgery and temporary clinical environments outside of clinical areas for use, ensuring the use of personal protective equipment as defined by Trust Infection Prevention guidelines.
  • Ensure correct clean instruments and equipment, x-rays, records and electronic records are available to the clinician prior to treatment.
  • Provide clinical support for Inhalation and Intra-Venous sedation clinics - additional training will be provided if necessary.
  • Follow local rules and Trust policies, including Infection Prevention, radiography and waste disposal and undertake the decontamination of dental instruments complying with HTM:01-05 guidelines to ensure patient safety, safe handling of sharps, drugs, harmful corrosive materials, waste mercury /amalgams and clinical waste.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • OT with appropriate Diploma/ degree
  • Current registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional education and training


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of work or student experience in a range of clinical areas e.g. community rehabilitation, older peoples rehab, neuro, falls
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in community settings
  • Experience of working independently.
  • Experience of working with people with complex needs Experience of delivering training.
  • Experience of providing supervision.
  • Experience of service development and audit.
  • Experience of working within care home settings.

Skills and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of OT assessment tools relevant to an adult client group
  • Knowledge of a range of relevant OT interventions relevant to the client group e.g. dementia, Parkinson’s, COPD, Falls, etc.
  • An understanding of the range and applications of adaptive aids. Knowledge of professional standards including record keeping
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to adults.
  • An understanding of the principles of clinical governance.
  • Good presentation skills in both verbal and written form
  • Good organisational skills including prioritisation
  • Ability to negotiate with and facilitate learning in others
  • Ability to be an effective team member.
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills including observation, listening, empathy and sensitivity.
  • Ability to manage the emotional consequences of working with patients with distressing conditions
  • Ability to reflect on and develop own performance.
  • Ability to seek support/advice as appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work.
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of local services including voluntary agencies available
  • Able to manage own time and caseload.


Essential criteria
  • Able to carry out the duties of the post
  • Able to negotiate stairs
  • Able to travel around the district in timely, efficient manner(e.g. car/bike)
  • Car drivers need access to own vehicle and hold a full driving licence

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyAge positiveCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Matt Ondrasik
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Bank Recruitment Business Partner
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