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									Workforce Directorate
Human Resources
Recruitment Team
High East, Crichton Hall, Dumfries DG1 4TG
Fax: 01387 244043
Email: dg.recruitment@nhs.net




                         JOB DESCRIPTION for the following vacancy:


VACANCY REF No:                              10.162


VACANCY (Post Title):                        Tutor Dental Therapist/Hygienist
                                             Dumfries Dental Centre


GRADE:                                       Band 7
SALARY:                                      £30,460 to £40,157 (pro rata)


HOURS:                                       37.5hpw or 22.5hpw
                                             Maternity Leave Cover
                                             Fixed Term from September 2010 to June 2011


A Dental Therapist or Dental Hygienist is invited to join our team for the 9 months of a
colleague’s maternity leave. The post is for a tutor in the University of Highlands and islands
Millennium Institute’s BSc in Oral Health Science based in Dumfries. Much of the teaching is
within the virtual learning environment between Inverness and Dumfries. The post will also
include clinical supervision of student Dental Therapist/Hygienists. The days and hours are
flexible within the delivery of the timetable.

Informal enquiries to Linda Gunn on 01387 245543 or 0777 1941998

Closing Date:                                30th September 2010
                                      NHS EDUCATION FOR SCOTLAND

                                                  JOB DESCRIPTION

                                           DENTAL THERAPIST TUTOR


1.   JOB DETAILS

JOB REFERENCE                                                GRADE                       AFC BAND 7

JOB TITLE                                     Dental Therapist/Hygiene Tutor

DEPARTMENT AND                               Salaried Primary Care Dental Services, Dumfries Dental
LOCATION                                     Centre
                                             Principal of UHI and Dean of Faculty of Health
IMMEDIATE MANAGER’S
                                             Director of Primary Care Dental Services
TITLE


2. JOB PURPOSE

To provide the Dental Therapy School, Inverness, with high quality and comprehensive
teaching, learning and assessment in Dental Therapy/Hygiene, at its satellite training centre in
Dumfries Primary Care Dental Centre (DDC) which will open in 2008, in accordance with UHI
Millennium Institute (UHI) and General Dental Council criteria, and to be responsible for quality
assuring the Dental Therapists training and education.

This post is a new created one, to meet the increase in the number of dental therapists being
trained throughout Scotland, & to satisfy the objectives of the Dental Action Plan.

The post holder must also be prepared to contribute to the education and training of
undergraduate dental students and trainee dental nurses. Qualified dental staff based within the
DDC will be available for treatment planning and to give advice when necessary. The Principal
of UHI and Dean of Faculty of Health will be responsible for all academic aspects of the Therapy
School, with the Consultant in Restorative Dentistry based in Inverness. The Director of
Primary Care Dental Services has clinical responsibility for the care of all patients within DDC.

Trainee therapists will become fully matriculated students of UHI and will receive a BSc
ordinary degree as their registerable qualification with the GDC. The Dental Therapist/Hygiene
Tutor will remain an employee of NHS Dumfries &Galloway.




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3. DIMENSIONS


The staff that are responsible for delivery of Educational Objectives in Dumfries are
Therapist Tutors (2-3)
Consultants in Restorative Dentistry (1) – based in Inverness
Visiting Lecturers (specifically training in Radiography, Decontamination, Infection Control, and
other topics as necessary)
Tutor Dental Surgeons (1-2)
UHI Advisor of Studies (1)
Dental Nurses (minimum ratio of 1 nurse to 2 clinical chairs)
Reception staff
Administrative staff
The Dumfries Dental Centre will deliver and innovate continuing education throughout Dumfries
& Galloway region to practitioners from the General Dental Service, the Scottish Rural Fellows,
the Salaried and Community Dental Services, as well as to DCPs. The new Centre opens in
2008 and will provide satellite therapist training (4 surgeries), dental student outreach
programmes from Glasgow Dental School (6 surgeries), salaried general dental services (six
surgeries), and special care for severely disabled patients (2 surgeries) .
Dental Therapist Training in the South West of Scotland is delivered through a partnership with
NES and UHI. The scheme will be devised and run by the Therapy Tutors, who are
responsible to UHI. Non-clinical teaching will be carried out within DDC and facilities of the
nearby Crichton Campus, Dumfries
Clinical support will be provided by sessional support from appointed staff (SDO Outreach
tutors, SDO Dental Therapy tutors, GPT/VT/DF trainers, SGDPs). Consultant Oral and Maxillo-
facial and Orthodontic services are based in the adjacent Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary.

Budgets which currently relate to the functions of the postgraduate centre are VT, CPD, DCP,
Rural Fellows and Postgraduate.


ORGANISATION CHART
       Principal of UHI and Dean of Faculty of                      Director of Primary Care Dental Services,
       Health                                                       NHS Dumfries and Galloway




                  Dental Therapist/Hygiene                               SDO Dental Therapy
                  Tutors                                                 Tutor




                                                       Trainee dental
                                                    therapists/hygienists




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     4. ROLE OF THE DEPARTMENT
        The primary function of the NES Dental Department in Scotland is to facilitate
 prequalification training and continuing professional development activities for those working in
 all branches of dentistry within the NHS.

 The NES Dental Department in Scotland develops and delivers:
      Vocational Training and General Professional Training for Dentists and in time Dental
       Therapists and other DCPs.
      Postgraduate / Post Registration Training and Education and CPD for Dentists and Dental
       Care Professionals.
      Pre-registration training for Dental Nurses.
      Return to Work training and support for Dentists and DCPs.
      GDS Audit.
      Support for Dentists on programmes of study designed to produce Enhanced Practitioners
       (Dentists with Special Interests).
      Practice Development Unit and In-Practice Dental Team Training
      Decontamination Education for practices.
      Therapist training (undergraduate)
      Dental student outreach training and education.




5.       KEY RESULT AREAS / KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY


 6.1      Academic responsibilities:

 6.1.1 To be responsible for preparing and delivering lectures and tutorials, some of which will
        be on-line, to student dental hygienists/therapists in accordance with the competencies
        issued by the General Dental Council, or that are allocated to them by the
        Director/Consultant or their representative.
 6.1.2 To be responsible for quality assurance of teaching modules delivered.
 6.1.3 To initiate and develop teaching strategies to meet local and national needs.
 6.1.4 To supervise dental hygiene/therapy students treating patients in clinics within the
 School
         as required
 6.1.5 To supervise dental hygiene and dental therapy students during their clinical skills
 course
       (phantom head).
 6.1.6 To supervise dental hygiene and dental therapy students during clinical outreach
        placements, off site visits as required, which may involve the Scottish Islands.
 6.1.7 To participate in teaching of undergraduates, postgraduates, dental nurses, nurses and
        other professionals complementary to dentistry.
 6.1.8 To promote the team-training concept
 6.1.9 To participate in all aspects of continuous assessment for students – clinical and
 academic.
 6.1.10 To participate in internal examinations and act as internal examiner for final


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examinations.
6.1.11 To devise and participate in individual support programmes for the non-progressing
student.
6. 1.12 To provide feedback and counselling for students concerning designated aspects of
        clinical and academic training.
6.1.13 To provide pastoral care in conjunction with Inverness College, for the designated
students
6.1.14 To participate in career counselling.
6.1.15 To participate in the delivery of continuing professional development and post-
         qualification courses undertaken by the School.
6.1.16 To participate in curriculum planning.
6.1.17 To participate in course assessment and audit. This includes assessing the clinical ability
of
       students by supervising them as they treat their patients, and the assessment of their
        theoretical knowledge.
6.1.18 To provide input locally and nationally into development of dental hygiene, dental
         therapy, extended duties and other courses.
6.1.19 Prepare and deliver end of term examinations giving feedback to the students on their
         performance, high-lighting both strengths and weaknesses.
6.1.20 When appropriate, liaise with senior staff in all the clinical areas where the students treat
         patients so that progress can be monitored and any difficulties addressed.
6.1.21 To develop a VT scheme for dental therapists.

6.2    Academic Administration

6.2.1 To liaise between clinical departments to ensure appropriate clinical care for
      patients is delivered.
6.2.2 To maintain student records as required.
6.2.3 To act in student disciplinary and grievance procedures as required.
6.2.4 To deputise for the senior clinicians and tutors as required.

6.3    Service Management

6.3.1 To devise and participate in departmental/Health Board/UHI/NES audit and clinical
      governance programmes.
6.3.2 To provide the supervising dentist with all information relating to patient complaints.
6.3.3 To ensure that accidents/incidents are appropriately dealt with, recorded and necessary
      follow up action is taken.
6.3.4 To carry out risk assessments.
6.3.5 To treat patients at the request of supervising clinician.

6.4    Student & Trainer Recruitment

6.4.1 To participate in the promotion of the UHI Oral Health Science course and
      Therapy School.
6.4.2 To participate in interviews and assessment of prospective applicants to the Therapy
       School.
6.4.3   To participate in student induction programmes.
6.4.4   To provide direction, mentoring support to prospective dental therapists
6.4.5   To assist in the recruitment of VDT trainers


6.5 General responsibilities:


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6.5.1 To attend post-qualification courses and meetings of Tutor of Dental Hygiene/Therapy
groups.
6.5.2 To participate in all relevant NES activities including appraisal etc.
6.5.3 To participate in other such other activities as will advance the wellbeing of Dental
Therapy in the Region
6.5.4 To counsel and assist Dental Therapists and give career advice
6.5.5 To attend courses for Therapist Tutors and attain further qualification as advised by
Director,
Consultant, or their deputies
6.5.6 To attend and take an active part in Tutor meetings and other organised educational
events.
6.5.7 To carry out other relevant duties as assigned by the Director of Primary Care Dental
Services, the Consultant in Restorative Dentistry or their deputies.
6.5.8. to participate in all relevant UHI activities.


6. USE OF PHYSICAL RESOURCES

Clinical Equipment
Training Skills (Phantom Head) equipment
Clinical Dental equipment

Equipment and machinery
Office equipment – PC, fax, printer, scanner
Audio visual equipment – setting up laptop; data projector; slide projector
Use of phone system

Systems
Maintaining databases
Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint)
Groupwise
Intranet/Internet
Pinnacle database




8. ASSIGNMENT, GENERATION AND REVIEW OF WORK
      After discussion and agreement with the Director or the Consultant, the Therapist Tutor
       will work independently.
      The Director or the Consultant reviews the work of the Therapist Tutor and checks the
       work is of the standard expected.
      The Therapist Tutor delegates work to the VT Administrator and administrative assistants
       and appropriate other persons.




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9. COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
An effective team player, the Therapist Tutor will possess excellent communication and
interpersonal skills with an ability to liase with all levels of staff, both within NES and externally
e.g. NHS Dumfries & Galloway, UHI, Crichton University

   Communicate effectively with Therapist students, colleagues and other dentists.

   Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills required when dealing with external and
    internal customers.

   High level of communication and motivational skills required by postholder to ensure
    effective delivery of the therapy training.

   Establish effective channels of communication with other DCP and Therapist tutors, NES,
    UHI and other dental and educational bodies.


10. MOST CHALLENGING PARTS OF THE JOB

   Delivering the OUVS/GDC validation of the Therapist School and its therapy qualification
   Prioritising complex workload around a variety of different areas
   Keeping up to date with changes in legislation & organisational procedures
   Travelling throughout the region, including remote and rural areas as required.
   Prioritising complex workload.
   Providing training and advice to dental therapists students, and other dental professionals.
   Keeping up to date with changes in legislation & organisational procedures
   To actively promote and enhance Therapy Training and qualification, within the profession
    and provide direction/mentoring support to prospective Therapists in the Region.
   Implementing continual development, evaluation and improvement.
   Simultaneously managing the various duties of the post.

11. EFFORT REQUIRED TO DELIVER THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST

Physical skills
   Practical skills required of a Therapist Tutor
   Keyboard - requirement for accuracy/speed
   Manual Dexterity – demonstrating clinical excellence

Physical effort
   Lifting/moving dental equipment, course equipment and materials
   Preparation of teaching areas, e.g chairs, tables and AV requirements

Mental effort
   Ability to complete tasks with time constraints.
   Good teaching skills
   Tenacity to complete objectives.
   Good organisational skills
   Well developed time management skills


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       Capable of producing work of high quality and accuracy
       Awareness of absolute requirement of confidentiality
       Attendance at meetings

Emotional effort
   Excellent people management skills
   Cheerful disposition
   Patience
   Assertiveness
   Feedback skills
   Negotiation, diplomacy

Working Conditions
   Mainly based in the Dumfries Dental Centre, although initial period after appointment may
     require travel to Inverness for timetable and course content development with UHI.
   Travel throughout the region will be occasionally required.
   Occasional overnight stays away from home may be required when travelling to
     Inverness, and other NES and UHI meetings etc.
   Flexibility in working hours will be required.
   The post holder will work in a variety of settings, dental practices, clinics and training
     venues



12. QUALIFICATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCE SPECIFIED FOR THE POST
   Registration with a relevant professional organisation, e.g. BADT, BDHA (after 17/11/06
    British Association of Dental Hygienist and Therapists)
   Evidence of attendance at post-qualification CPD courses.
   Knowledge of Higher Education procedures and practices
   Ordinary Degree in related subject area
   Post Graduate Qualification in Teaching or Education is desirable, but not essential.
   Minimum of 1 years experience in the theoretical and practical aspects of all dental
    procedures carried out in General Dental Practice, 4 years would be desirable.
   Dental DCP training experience
   Ability to produce work of high quality
   Ability to work with minimum supervision
   Broad knowledge of occupational and Government informed policies
   Knowledge of current GDC guidelines and policies
   Knowledge of the Dental Therapist Occupational Standards
   Knowledge of the SVQ/NVQ systems, assessment process and funding systems
   Experience of Microsoft Office
   Planning skills
   Proven team player
   Good communication skills
   Motivational



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13.   JOB DESCRIPTION AGREEMENT




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                                             PERSON SPECIFICATION

                                      JOB TITLE: Tutor Dental Therapist

ESSENTIAL                                                     DESIRABLE
Qualifications
Current GDC registration as Dental Hygienist or               -    Ordinary Degree in related subject area
Dental Therapist                                              -    Teaching qualification such as FAETC.
- Diploma in Dental Hygiene / Dental Therapy.                 -    Post Graduate Qualification in Teaching or
                                                                   Education.
                                                              -    Registration with a relevant professional
                                                                   organisation, e.g. BADT, BDHA (after
                                                                   17/11/06 British Association of Dental
                                                                   Hygienist and Therapists)

Experience
- Minimum of 1 years UK clinical experience in                -    4 years clinical experience.
  the theoretical and practical aspects of all                -    Wide ranging clinical experience, including
  dental procedures carried out in General                         primary and secondary care
  Dental Practice,                                            -    Dental DCP training experience
- Ability to produce work of high quality                     -    ECDL or verifiable IMT training, including
- Ability to work with minimum supervision                         presentations etc.
- Experience of Microsoft Office

Knowledge/Skills
- Evidence of attendance at post-qualification -                   Knowledge of the Virtual learning
  CPD courses.                                                     Environment.
- Knowledge of current GDC guidelines and -                        Completion of distance or VLE courses.
  policies                                     -                   Planning skills
- Knowledge of the Dental Therapist
  Occupational Standards
- Broad knowledge of occupational and
  Government informed policies
- Use of computerised dental patient
  information systems

Personal Characteristics
                                                              -    Ability to work in a close team.
                                                              -    Motivational
                                                              -    Excellent communication skills.
                                                              -    Good problem solving skills.
                                                              -    Approachable.




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