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Student Dental Nurse

Band 2

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Dental Nurse School
Band 2
Fixed term - 12 months
Part time - 35 hours per week
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£19,604 - £22,357 pa inc (pro rata)
28/09/2017 23:59

At University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH and stay at UCLH because our success starts with you. All of our staff have been involved in developing our values. We believe that they make UCLH a better place for patients and staff alike.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Many of our services operate from new or newly refurbished facilities including the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre which opened in 2012. So, why join UCLH…?

  • We have a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence
  • Our hospitals are in great central London locations
  • We have new facilities and state-of-the-art medical technology
  • We have a wide range of career opportunities

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Eastman Dental Hospital (EDH) is looking to recruit student dental nurses to participate in their 12 month pre-registration training programme.

Successful candidates will be working towards obtaining the National Dental Nursing Diploma, awarded by the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN).

This is a full-time training course that runs from Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

The training will be a mixture of theoretical teaching for two sessions per week based in the classroom setting and the remaining time will be spent on rotations to the various clinical departments including:-

• Prosthodontic department
• Periodontal department
• Endodontic department
• Orthodontic department
• Oral Surgery department
• Paediatric department

There will also be opportunities to attend day release placements to two Community Dental Practices, the Radiography department within EDH and the Macmillan Cancer Centre, in addition to two sessions of a two week placement within a General Dental Practice.

The theoretical component of the course is delivered in three modules:

• Introductory module
• Intermediate module
• Final module

All students will be required to complete the NEBDN electronic Record of Experience (eROE) alongside their clinical placements and as evidence of the practical skills and experience they are gaining.

There will be regular assessments that take place alongside the theoretical delivery of the course which provide the students with the knowledge required for all aspects of dental nursing.

At the end of the course candidates will be expected to pass the NEBDN written examination and OSCE examinations and to register with the General Dental Council.

Entry Criteria:

GCSE or equivalent –
Grades A – C in English Language, a Biological Science and one other

**For educational qualifications gained outside the United Kingdom, the following must be supplied with your application:-
- certified English translations of all qualifications
- UK NARIC Letters of Comparability (obtained by the applicant)

If academic qualifications were not delivered in English; demonstration of competence in the English Language is also required. Applicants must provide a non-expired International English Language Testing System (IELTS) certificate showing a minimum overall score of 7.0 (and no less than 6.5 in any section) in the Academic IELTS Assessment.

Details about IELTS may be obtained from:

British Council (IELTS Enquiries)
Bridgewater House
58 Whitworth Street
Manchester, M1 6BB 0161 957 7755

The Life in the UK English Language test is not appropriate.

Aged 18 or over

Be eligible for an NHS funded place on the first day of the programme. On that day, all applicants must:

• Be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for three years preceding the prescribed date (course start date), apart from occasional or temporary absences;
• Be ordinarily resident in England on the start date
• Have settled status in the UK – within the meaning of the Immigration Act 1971. This means there must be no restrictions on the length of your stay in the UK.
• A person is not classed as ordinarily resident if any part of the 3-year residence was wholly or mainly for the purpose of receiving full-time education

Be willing to undergo a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) Check

Be prepared to have the necessary occupational health assessment to gain clearance for clinical working

Be able to obtain satisfactory references

Please be aware that a conditional offer letter does not guarantee a place on the course until all of the necessary criteria above have been satisfied.


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