Allied Health Professionals - Lead Orthodontic Technician

  • Department Dental Laboratory
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 16/06/2021
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-LOT-347
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time - 30 hours per week

Job overview

Due to retirement, we have an exciting opportunity within our technical team of 8. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Advanced Orthodontic Technician to work in a multi-disciplined team across our 2 sites, supporting 3 Orthodontic Consultants and their clinical teams.  The modern fully equipped laboratories offer 3D surgical planning and printing,   comprehensive clinical photography and full technical and clinical service to the trust and external users.

You must be GDC registered with proven post registration experience of Orthodontic appliance production. The successful applicant will have comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of specialised equipment and machinery. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work under pressure and to meet agreed deadlines is essential.

Main duties of the job

To act as Lead Technician in Orthodontics and be responsible for the production of all types of Orthodontic appliances and be technical authority / advisor, planning and organising all Orthodontic output in the SATH Maxillofacial and Orthodontic Laboratories.

Maintain the full technical service to the clinicians and oversee the day to day running of the Orthodontic Laboratory at The Princess Royal Hospital.

Liaise with the consultants and other clinical staff regarding patients treatment planning, anatomical anomalies and technical requirements.

To take clinical photographs using digital photographic equipment of all departmental patients, archive and categorise all images for patient records and audit purposes.

Working for your organisation

We are a diverse and dynamic team, with a large skill mix.  Compiled of a Maxillofacial Prosthetist, Specialist Orthodontic Technician, Lead Restorative Technician / Maxillofacial Prosthetic Assistant, Lead Orthodontic Technician, 2 Dental Technicians, Associate Dental Technician and administrative support working mainly at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.  We have an additional laboratory at The Princess Royal Hospital which will be staffed dependent on clinical demand.  

As a Department we have managed to build an excellent rapport with a number of users, within the trust and externally.  We provide work to many other trusts, and ensure we are developing ideas and growing the service we provide.  It is important  the successful candidate has the enthusiasm to help develop the laboratory further.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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