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Locum Dentist

Green Apple Dental
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Guaranteed £450 per day
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

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Job Reference: S2675

Location: HMP Warren Hill near Woodbridge, Suffolk

Remuneration: Guaranteed £450 per day


Part-time SENIOR DENTAL OFFICER is required to start from April for 1 day per week (FLEXIBLE WITH THE DAY ON OFFER) in HMP Warren Hill near Woodbridge, Suffolk

1.    To provide a full range of oral healthcare, screening and preventive care to patients of the Community Dental Services. Client groups are mainly adult males. Comprehensive clinical assessment of patients is required, as patients often move from one establishment to another or may leave and return. Comprehensive clinical records are essential as transfer of information is often requested and litigation claims are common. Whenever possible, all treatment to achieve dental fitness is carried out on site by liaison with other professionals by telephone, email or telemedicine as appropriate (referrals for treatment outside of HMPs are not encouraged and will be in exceptional circumstances only).

This will include:

•    Providing comprehensive assessment and care of patients with urgent dental care needs including accountability with other dental team members for emergency waiting list prioritisation and management.

•    Providing comprehensive assessment and care of patients for routine care, including accountability with other dental team members for routine dental care waiting list prioritisation and management. This also includes awareness of items of dental care that are excluded or not appropriate to provide in certain circumstances.

•    Ensure oral health advice is embedded in all aspects of care according to advice in Delivering Better Oral Health. Making Every Contact Count, is another important principle around smoking cessation and other health behaviours.

•    When established, utilise dental software programmes to record dental care and ensure system one receives dental records.

•    Using appropriate local anaesthesia, and patient management approaches to pain control and anxiety during dental treatment. Clinicians need proficient behaviour management techniques and conflict resolution skills to manage unpredictable patients. 

•    Awareness of clinical management, more relevant to Prisons, such as complications of substance abuse and dental care.

•    Undertake annual mandatory training relevant to Prison settings, such as Personal Protection Training and Assessment Care in Custody and Teamwork (ACCT) training.

•    Providing routine and surgical extractions. Clinicians need to be proficient with dental extractions to reduce external referrals where possible.

•    Providing a selection of appropriate restorative or prosthetic replacement of teeth in an effective way. Where patients move to other establishments, clinicians must facilitate transfer of dental laboratory work

•    Operate and help develop team dentistry within the Service involving dental therapists/hygienists and dental nurses in delivering patient care and ensure that the Service operates efficiently and effectively.  

2.    Assist the Chief Operations Officer in the management, monitoring, evaluation and development of the Prison Dental Service. This includes the day to day management of employees, treatment waiting lists and facilities, health and safety, clinic budgets and quality of the Services, in particular in relation to clinical governance. The postholder will be part of a line management team.

3.    Participate in and provide in-service training and continuing education for other members of the Service. Provide clinical supervision for dentists and dental therapists. 

4.    Participate in Clinical Governance, programmes of clinical audit, peer review and other quality initiatives. Undertake in-service training as required and demonstrate and record a commitment to continuing dental education.

5.    Produce and maintain accurate records of dental care provided complying with CDS’s Record Keeping Policies. Complete accurately appropriate NHS forms (eg FP17 forms) and transmission of claims to BSA.

6.  Produce and maintain accurate management records using computer systems where   appropriate.

7.    The post holder may be asked to undertake duties in other prison sites or clinics within the Service and other health service establishments when required for holiday or sickness relief or temporary redeployment.

8. The post holder should always be aware of security within the department and establishment, and work within the set guidelines to ensure that security is maintained in a manner sensitive to patients’ needs.

9. The postholder must ensure that they have an appropriate awareness of the Local Security Strategy (LSS) and in any event of uncertainty seek clarification from a Security Manager.

10. Ensure that the department complies with the security requirements of the prison, the physical security of the environment and the safe custody of healthcare equipment in the department is maintained.

11. Assume personal responsibility for the security of issued keys and radios.

•    All sessions fall within the period 8.30am – 5.00pm, Monday – Friday, with a 1 hour period for lunch.

Please contact Sam Graham at Green Apple Dental to discuss on 020 8300 7971 or email
Compliance requirements:
  - Full NHS Performer Number if applicable
  - Local Area Team confirmation
  - GDC certificate
  - UK Blood test report showing Hep B Immunisation and Titre levels, Hep C, HIV and TB results dated within last 5 years 
  - Indemnity certificate
  - Passport
  - Enhanced DBS (within the last 12-36 months)
  - Clinical references covering places of employment over past 2 years (minimum 2 referees)
  - Degree certificate
  - CPR/AED/Medical Emergencies certificate dated within the last 12 months
  - PIN number
Green Apple Dental is the UK’s Leading Specialist Dentist Recruitment Agency. We specialise in placing GDC registered, NHS Performer, Private and Specialist Dentists into Locum and Permanent Associate Dentist Roles within NHS and Private Corporate Groups, Independently Owned Dental Practices and Community Health Centres. Visit our website for a full list of Locum and Permanent Associate Dentist vacancies across the UK -


Green Apple Dental Recruitment is the UK's Leading Recruitment Agency placing qualified GDPs, Specialists, Hygienists and Therapists into Permanent and Locum roles throughout the UK.

Our team of Specialist Consultants have nearly 30 years combined Dentistry Recruitment industry experience.

We work with an extensive client base of Privately owned, Corporate and Independent Dental practices and Community Health Centres across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

We have excellent relationships with practices and get the top Locum and Permanent jobs in the market as soon as they become available.

We have 1000s of GDC registered NHS Performer, Private and Specialist Dentists as well as Hygienists and Therapists on our database.

Green Apple Dental Recruitment is committed to delivering the highest level of professional service to both Candidates and Clients in Dental practice, making the process of finding a position easy and recruiting new members of staff cost effective.

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