Salaried Dental Officer

BDJ Jobs
Shetland, Shetland Islands
£41,852 - £62,778 per annum
10 Jul 2020
04 Aug 2020
Community NHS
Full time

Salaried Dental Officer (Ref: 26173)

37.5 hours per week

Fixed Term for 1 year to cover Maternity leave


We have a fantastic opportunity for a qualified dentist to join our busy Public Dental Service, working in a salaried dental practice setting within modern and well-equipped surgeries. This is an excellent opportunity to join an evolving remote and rural dental team, with a strong focus on patient-centred care and continuous improvement.

As part of our salaried dental service you will enjoy working with a full range of dental treatments for patients of all ages with a variety of dental needs across island, rural or town locations. With support from a Dental Director, you will participate in a programme of supported CPD, with opportunities to develop expertise in specific areas, enjoying a close relationship with secondary care.

NHS Shetland provides a full range of dental services through the Public Dental Service; NHS General Dental Services, Community Dentistry, secondary care dental services (orthodontics, restorative and maxillofacial surgery) through a clinical network of visiting consultants; dental care for priority groups with special needs; school inspections and oral health promotion services. The workforce consists of dentists, therapists, hygienists, dental nurses, oral health advisors and high-quality, dedicated dental support staff.

Shetland is a great place to live and to work, offering a strong and welcoming community spirit, a safe environment for children, excellent schools and first-rate transport links to the rest of the UK.

Terms and Conditions

This position is full time,fixed term for one year to cover Maternity leave. We offer relocation assistance of up to £4,000 (subject to policy) and all posts qualify for a Distant Island Allowance of £1,895 per annum.

- Salary range of £41,852 - £62,778 per annum

- Remote Areas Allowance of £4,500 per annum.

- Out of Hours Allowance & on-call payment (if undertaking on-call duties).

- Up to 33 days annual leave per annum plus 8 public holidays (depending on NHS service).

For an informal discussion, please contact Wayne Badier, Senior Dental Officer, NHS Shetland on 01595 743000 ext 3731.

Closing date: 4th August 2020

Interviews will be held in Shetland during week commencing 17th August 2020

For more information and to apply:

Internal Applicants:  if you are currently working for NHS Shetland (including Bank Members) you must apply via the Jobtrain website link:

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