Locum Consultant in Orthodontics

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£86,721 – £116,165 a year
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The Department of Orthodontics forms part of King’s Dental Services, working in partnership with Dental Services at Guy’s & St Thomas’ and the Dental School of King’s College London. The partnership provides services at multiple locations but principally at King’s and Guy’s University Dental Hospitals. The department is situated over two sites, the Denmark Hill site at King’s College Dental Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup. The orthodontic service at King’s is a large and well established service with approximately 2,400 new patient referrals and some 14,000 outpatient attendances per year. This locum post fills vacant sessions as a result of a consultant taking up a managerial position for 3 years. The role will help the Orthodontic Department in delivering a high quality clinical service, whilst at the same time delivering teaching at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level and supporting clinical research. Currently, only those patients who warrant hospital orthodontic care (rated as having an Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need grade 4 or grade 5) are accepted for treatment. Many patients require input from other specialists as part of their care – typically Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative and Paediatric Dentistry – and joint services / clinics are in place. This is a replacement Consultant post. The remit of the postholder will be to work within the multi–disciplinary team providing and further developing care within the Orthodontic service. In addition, the individual will be required to play an active role in the general workload of the department while having a significant commitment to teaching and training of junior staff. It is envisaged that the appointee will contribute to the development and delivery of aspects of these services depending upon their interests and experience. KING’S COLLEGE HOSPITAL NHS FOUNDATION TRUST King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King’s to another level. We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people. King’s is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone’s contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust’s carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible. Together with the other orthodontic consultants, to provide a service for orthodontic patients. This includes all aspects of treatment and relevant management duties for the proper functioning of the department. Shared responsibility with the other consultants for providing cover for colleagues’ periods of annual leave and short-term sickness. Provide clinical supervision of junior medical staff as a shared responsibility with other consultant colleagues. Responsible for carrying out teaching, examination and accreditation duties as required and contributing to CPD and clinical governance initiatives. Responsible for outpatient clinic commitments in peripheral hospitals as agreed with the Divisional management team. Contribute to departmental research interests in accordance with the Trust’s R&D framework. Contribute to the audit programmes, Morbidity and Mortality, clinical governance programs and learning from Deaths.