CDS is an award-winning, employee-owned social enterprise that exists to bring high quality dental care to all communities. Our patients are people who cannot be treated in a general dental practice, whether it be due to learning disabilities, mental health issues or severe anxiety, or because they are in situations or locations, such as homelessness centres or prisons, that traditional dental services cannot reach.
We are 100% owned by our employees with no external shareholders. We all share responsibility for the successful running of the organisation and the care we provide for our patients. As a social enterprise, surplus is reinvested back into improving patient care by upgrading clinical facilities, investing in new equipment and technology or training for employees.
As a key partner to the NHS, we are contracted to provide high quality oral health care to the people and communities who need it most. Delivering excellent clinical care for our patients is at the heart of our strategy, and our current NHS Friends and Family score is 99%. Over recent years, we have invested in our clinics, equipment and technologies specifically to meet the needs of our patients – we strive for the best of the best, believing this is what our patients deserve.
This is an exciting time to join us. Our patient care includes restorative services, sedation and minor oral surgery, and we have invested in Consultant posts in Paediatric and Special Care Dentistry. We are also proactive in developing new services, and we are exploring how we can develop more independent dental care, complementary to our core offer.
We prioritise learning, and train dental care professionals in skills such as sedation and radiography in house. Our partnerships with the Eastman Dental School and NHS England - Education have resulted in many clinical and leadership opportunities for our people. This year we will open our new Training Centre to develop our learning offer further. Outstanding clinical leadership will lie at the heart of all this.
As our new Clinical Director, you will be a member of our Executive Team and CDS Board, providing clinical leadership and accountability to ensure we continue to deliver exceptional, person-centred care that best meets the needs of our diverse communities. Supported by an Associate Clinical Director and Clinical Governance Manager, you will concentrate on upholding the quality of our services and on clinical governance, working closely with our two Chief Operating Officers, who each have a focus on contract delivery.
To download a full copy of the candidate brief and learn more about the role, please click the ‘Apply’ button, where you will be redirected to the website of our recruitment partner, Tall Roots.