Healthcare Scientist - Dental Technician

  • Department Dental Technician
  • Salary £25,655.00 – £31,534 per annum
  • Closing Date 28/10/2021
  • Location Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-DTT-785
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 8.30 - 17.00 - RSH and PRH)

ob overview

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

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Dental Technician to work in a multi-disciplined team across our 2 sites.  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 recent experience in a laboratory setting. The successful applicant will have good 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

The post holder will mainly produce routine Orthodontic appliances and occasionally be required to produce restorative / prosthetic  appliances for the Trust and all laboratory income generation services.  You will also provide technical / clinical support and cover in the absence of the Associate Dental Technician.

The post holder will also take clinical photographs using digital photographic equipment of all departmental patients, archive and categorise all images for patient records and audit purposes, training will be provided.

The post is based across site, working primarily at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford with a minimum of 2 days a fortnight to be worked at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.  

Working for our 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, 3 x Dental Technicians, Associate Dental Technician and Laboratory Administrator.  

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 laboratories further.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person specification


Essential criteria

B-Tec OND in Dental Technology / BSc (Hons) in Dental Technology / City and Guilds Or equivalent.
Full member of GDC

Desirable criteria

PAR index calibrated


Essential criteria

Recent Dental Laboratory Work Experience


Essential criteria

Knowledge of Orthodontic / Prosthetics / Restorative Appliance production
Knowledge of Laboratory techniques
Comprehensive knowledge and operation of a wide range of specialised equipment and machinery

Desirable criteria

Knowledge of information technology and clinical photography.
Knowledge of Medical Devices Regulations.

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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