Locum Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

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£88,364 – £119,133 a year
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University College London Hospitals is seeking to appoint a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. Applications are invited for a full-time Locum Consultant in Restorative Dentistry or part time Locum Consultants in the Mono-specialties of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Periodontology, to start at the earliest opportunity. This is a fixed term 10 session post to support provision of personal patient care, with a teaching and training component of specialty trainees in Restorative Dentistry and its Mono-specialties. Full or part time job share positions will be considered. The current term is 6 months with possibility to extend for another 3 months. The post is based at the Royal National ENT & Eastman Dental Hospitals, part of the Specialist Hospitals Board of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Successful applicants will join an established team in providing a wide range of restorative services, postgraduate training and research. Applicants will be expected to have excellent communication skills and experience in postgraduate teaching and training. Candidates should ideally be on the Specialist Register in Restorative Dentistry or one of the Restorative Mono-Specialties. Applicants must have experience of teaching and supervising trainees undertaking surgical procedures. Interviews planned to take place December 2022/January 2023 in the afternoon. The post holder will have a commitment to high quality patient care, innovative service models, delivery of performance targets, and excellence in education/training. The post is 10 sessions full or part time appointment, in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital (RNENT and ED Hospital, UCLH). The post-holder will be expected to show drive and initiative towards patient care putting the patient first in line with the Trust core values. He/she will be expected to have a high level of knowledge and expertise in the field of Restorative Dentistry and /or its mono specialties. The post-holder should demonstrate a high-quality approach to patient management. As the post- holder will be an integral part of the departmental team, the ability to lead and work as a team member is essential. Participation in issues such as clinical effectiveness relating to patient management is essential as well as sharing in the administrative tasks in the Department and Division. He/she will be expected to work closely with the Restorative mono specialty Clinical Leads/ consultants, Kalpesh Patel (kalpesh.patel15@nhs.net), Krupti Denhard (krupti.denhard@nhs.net) and Ian Blewitt (ian.blewitt@nhs.net). The post-holder will be expected to undertake mandatory training in line with the requirements of the Department and the Trust. It is anticipated that the successful candidates will take up their appointment at the earliest opportunity. The new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospital is now open on Huntley Street. The hospital treats conditions affecting the ear, nose, throat and mouth including dental, hearing, speech and balance services. Bringing the Royal National Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hospital together in a new state-of-the-art building means we have created one of the largest specialist centres for the treatment of conditions relating to the head and neck, including dental, ear, nose and throat (ENT), and hearing speech and balance. The Department of Restorative Dentistry has a first-class reputation for its patient care, teaching and research activities both nationally and internationally. The department provides advice and treatment often of an advanced nature in the field of Restorative Dentistry including Implantology for patients referred by general dental practitioners, other hospitals and departments within the Eastman. The department fosters a close and integrated working relationship with the other departments within the Division thus facilitating patient care to optimum standards. The Department also has links out with the Restorative Division both within and beyond the Eastman. A central focus of the Unit is to provide high quality patient care through their educational programmes maintaining high quality outputs. Educational programmes offered include those leading to specialisation in Restorative Dentistry and its mono specialties (Masters in Clinical Dentistry (Periodontology/Prosthodontics/Endodontics), modular training for General Dental Practitioners wishing to enhance their skills and knowledge in Restorative Monospecialties as well as those wishing to become Consultants in Restorative Dentistry (Specialist Trainees in Restorative Dentistry). There are also 2 Dental Core Trainees. Our programmes are world renown and highly sought after with applications received from across the world. We aim to maintain a high quality of training and fulfil all the required standards of high-quality education. Regular departmental meetings are held and the department has a focus on using audit to improve quality and patient care. There is a close interaction with the other departments and multidisciplinary care for patients with integrated needs is delivered using a team approach and includes the provision of surgical and reconstructive implant treatment. Patient care is driven by innovation using latest developments with many of the clinicians being key opinion leaders. Optimal patient care is fostered by ensuring timely communication with the patients and the referring dentist. The expertise in clinical care underpins the Departments research activity and is renowned nationally and internationally for its research on management of periodontal disease and its association with systemic diseases. Job Plan The Consultant job plan is expected to comprise majority programmed activity per week on UCLH sites. There is no on-call commitment. The new post-holder will be expected to discuss and agree a detailed job plan including personal and professional objectives with the Clinical Leads and Clinical Director within three months of his / her start date. Proposed Timetable (10 sessions) The programmed activities will be worked on two days throughout the week, the exact timetable and days will be discussed with the successful applicant. MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY Friday AM DCC Admin SPA DCC treatment (pros) SPA DCC treatment (perio) PM DCC Treatment (perio) DCC NP (endo) Not worked DCC NP (prostho) DCC supervision (perio) Eve DCC treatment (Endo) DCC treatment (Endo) The post holder will work under the direction of the Consultants in the Restorative Division, and will be directly responsible to the Clinical Lead(s). The post holder will be expected to: Clinical:
  • Provide a courteous and efficient service to all users by actioning all enquiries & queries accurately and promptly thus enabling patients, referrers and clinicians needs to be met/exceeded
  • Provide high quality specialist care for patients seen and treated
  • Deliver the clinical protocols for all patients undergoing Restorative dental care/treatment to ensure that processes and procedures in place conform to local and national standards
  • Participate in supervision if and when necessary
  • Undertake continued professional development and be aware of any new clinical developments in dentistry, and to regularly update his/her skills and clinical practice
Quality Assurance & Safety
  • Ensure that all notes are written legibly/electronic records with the details of procedures
  • Conform to the incident reporting guidelines
  • Deliver the patient output to ensure that 18-week targets are met
  • Maintain high standards of clinical note keeping/electronic records
  • Contribute to clinical audit/clinical governance and undertake clinical audit projects
  • Contribute towards developing, monitoring and reviewing the service including preparing reports as required.
  • Undertake any training necessary to fulfil duties of the post including mandatory training such as basic life support, hand washing, fire training and data protection.
  • Help investigate any complaints in line with the Trust polic
  • Deal with complaints efficiently and effectively in line with Trust guidelines
  • Attend all departmental/divisional and hospital meetings
  • Ensure all patient related correspondence is sent to patients in a timely manner
  • Produce effective communication with all users of the service including referrers
  • To adhere to the UCLH Service Commitment “Putting Patients First” and adopt a professional approach to patient care at all times.
  • To comply with the Trust’s Equal Opportunities Policy and treat staff, patients, colleagues and potential employees with dignity and respect at all times.
  • To take personal responsibility for promoting a safe environment and safe patient care by identifying areas of risk and following the Incident, Serious Incidents and Near Misses reporting policy and procedure
  • Will participate in annual appraisal and job planning. The latter is a separate process to the appraisal.
  • To take personal responsibility for ensuring that UCLH resources are used efficiently and with minimum wastage and to comply with the Trust’s Standing Financial Instructions (SFI’s).
  • To comply with Trust policies for personal and patient safety and for prevention of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI); this includes a requirement for rigorous and consistent compliance with Trust policies for hand hygiene, use of personal protective equipment and safe disposal of sharps.
  • To be aware of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures, the Health and Safety at Work Act and the Data Protection Act.
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times