CONSULTANT IN RESTORATIVE
DENTISTRY (PERIODONTICS) AND
DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL OF DENTAL
HYGIENE AND THERAPY
GLASGOW DENTAL HOSPITAL
CLOSING DATE: 9TH SEPTEMBER, 2011
EAST DUNBARTONSHIRE CHP/ORAL HEALTH DIRECTORATE
CONSULTANT IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY (PERIODONTOLOGY)
AND DIRECTOR OF THE SCHOOL OF DENTAL HYGIENE AND THERAPY
GLASGOW DENTAL HOSPITAL AND SCHOOL
The successful applicant will be based in Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, the largest provider
of oral healthcare in Scotland.
As Director of the School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy this post offers unique opportunities to
provide leadership, make a significant contribution to the delivery of high quality specialist
Periodontal care and be involved with the delivery of dental education.
Opportunities are also available for participation in research activities although not the primary focus
of the post and we see this post as being ideal for a keen, enterprising colleague or colleagues who
wish to join an established team in developing Restorative Services in the West of Scotland and to
lead the training of hygienists/therapists in the West Central Scotland area.
Applicants will be appropriately experienced, with full GDC registration and be eligible for inclusion
on the GDC‟s Specialist Register.
Those trained in the UK should have evidence of higher specialist training leading to a CCST in
Periodontology and /or Restorative Dentistry or eligibility for specialist registration (CESR) or be
within 6 months of confirmed entry from the date of interview. Non UK applicants must demonstrate
East Dunbartonshire CHP / Oral Health Directorate
Glasgow Dental Hospital and School
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (Periodontics)
Director of the School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy
Job Profile June 2011
Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (Periodontics)
Director of the School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy
Based at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School
378 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JZ
1. Glasgow and the Surrounding Area
Glasgow, with a population of around 740,000, is Scotland‟s largest city, and one of Europe‟s
liveliest with a varied and colourful social and cultural life which can cater for every taste.
Glasgow is a city of contrasts; the bustle of a major commercial and business centre, the
greenery of parks and gardens, and a wealth of art galleries, museums, cinemas and theatres.
Newcomers quickly feel at home in this vibrant and friendly city. Of particular note is the
University‟s Hunterian Museum that is the oldest public museum in Scotland. The Hunterian Art
Gallery has important art collections and contains a reconstruction of Charles Rennie
Mackintosh‟s own house.
Glasgow has an extensive road and rail public transport system with one of the largest
commuter rail networks outside London and its own underground railway, the „subway‟, which
serves the University and the centre of the city.
2. Oral Health Directorate
The Oral Health Directorate is contained within the East Dunbartonshire Community Health
Council (CHP) and comprises a single NHSGGC Board wide organisation structure
- General Dental Services
- Primary Care Dental Services
- Secondary Care Dental Services
- Dental Public Health
- Oral Health Improvement
- Orthodontics situated within a General Hospital environment
Community and Salaried Dental Service
This service operates on a citywide basis and provides care for patients who have difficulty
accessing mainstream dental services from 32 fixed clinics in Greater Glasgow and Clyde. It
compromises 57 dentists (senior salaried general dental practitioners (GDPs), salaried GDPs
and Community Dental Officers) and support staff. Clinics have receptionist and dental nurse
The service has close links with Glasgow Dental Hospital and School and provides a substantial
amount of outreach teaching.
The Glasgow Dental Hospital and School
Glasgow Dental Hospital and School is situated in the centre of Glasgow. It is part of the Oral
Health Directorate structure and is the main referral centre for specialist dental advice and
treatment within the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board area. It also fulfils a similar
role for surrounding Health Boards and serves a population of up to 3,000,000 people.
The Dental School delivers a modern, integrated Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme
over five years to an undergraduate population of approximately 400 students. The School is
ranked equal second in the UK for student satisfaction. Periodontics is taught within the Clinical
Dentistry Section. Taught postgraduate programmes are offered in Primary Dental Care,
Restorative Dentistry, Oral Surgery and Orthodontics, with an option to specialise in Periodontics,
Endodontics or Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics in the second year of the Primary Dental
Care programme. Post graduate research opportunities are provided, within the three main
research themes within the University of Glasgow Dental School; Infection and Immunity,
Community Oral Health and Biotechnology and Craniofacial Science. Investigating periodontal
disease is a focus of the Infection and Immunity Research Group and work ongoing at present
includes development of complex in vitro models of host-pathogen interactions, dissecting the
role of cytokines in periodontal disease and using patient based studies and in vivo models to
investigate the relationship between systemic diseases and periodontal disease. The Infection
and Immunity research group is closely linked to the UK‟s only CPA accredited Oral Microbiology
Diagnostic laboratory for infectious oral diseases as well as the University of Glasgow Institute for
Infection, Immunity and Inflammation and therefore offers excellent facility for the development of
high quality basic and translational research (http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/dental/research/). The
successful applicant will be provided the opportunity to participate in the delivery of the
undergraduate BDS, post-graduate and research activity to a limited extent.
The total number of chairs within the Hospital and School is approximately 160. In addition there
is an adjoining Postgraduate Centre and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of
Glasgow is a 10 minute walk away. There are strong links with the University of Glasgow and
other hospitals in the region and there is an excellent library with on-line literature search
3. Work of the Department
Restorative Dentistry embraces the clinical units of Prosthodontics (Fixed and Removable),
Periodontics, Endodontics, Anxiety Management and Sedation and the School of Hygiene and
3.1. The Units of Endodontics and Prosthodontics (Fixed and Removable) are situated on
Levels 6 and 2. They comprise 67 dental chairs, 28 of these chairs forming the main
undergraduate teaching clinic. There are two smaller self-contained clinics of 7 and 4
dental chairs. Additionally, there are 5 individual surgeries.
Most of the office accommodation for staff is also to be found on level 6, as is a modern
production laboratory with a complement of 7 technicians (who produce a
comprehensive range of fixed prostheses to a high standard).
Situated on Level 2 is the Prosthodontic (Removable) Production Laboratory, which
undertakes the technical work for both dental staff and students with a complement of 18
dental technicians. Also on level 2 are seminar rooms and office accommodation for
clinical, technical and secretarial staff. The Units of Endodontics and Prosthodontics
(Fixed and Removable) receive approximately 3,200 new referrals per year, giving rise
to approximately 28,000 patient attendances. The current waiting time for first
consultation for non-urgent referrals to the Units is 6 weeks.
In addition to specialist opinions / treatment on general restorative dentistry matters, the
range of treatment includes services for patients with cleft palate, patients who have had
ablative surgery to the oral cavity or suffer from hypodontia.
A number of patients requiring specialist treatment are treated with the use of osseo-
integrated dental implants using both Nobel Biocare and Straumann implant systems.
The provision of implant dentistry is subject to limited funding.
3.2. The Unit of Periodontology, on Level 7, is a self-contained unit comprising 26 chairs (23
chairs in open clinics and 3 in enclosed surgeries), and is equipped to a good standard.
One surgery is equipped for implant placement. Adjacent to the clinical areas are a
seminar room and office accommodation for clinical and secretarial staff. 3.6 WTE staff
dental hygienists support the specialist service in Periodontics and work as part of the
Consultant led team. The Unit receives approximately 1800 new referrals per year from
general dental practitioners as well as a large number of tertiary referrals. These give
rise to approximately 10,000 patient attendances. The waiting time for first consultation
is currently 6 weeks.
3.3. The Sedation Suite is a self-contained unit on Level 7 comprising 2 enclosed surgeries,
a recovery room and a small waiting area for patients‟ escorts. There is also office
accommodation for the Senior Lecturer and Dental Nurses. The unit is staffed by a
Clinical Senior Lecturer who has an Honorary Consultant Contract supported by 2
sessions per week from a Senior Dental Officer and 4 sessions of junior hospital staff
time. Oral surgery Specialty Dentists provide teaching and service 6 sessions per week
and Restorative Dentistry 7 sessions per week. A full range of Restorative treatment
under both Basic and Advanced Sedation Techniques is provided. Clinical staff from
other areas of Restorative Dentistry can arrange for patients to be sedated by
3.4. There is a School of Hygiene and Therapy within the Unit of Restorative Dentistry that
trains 12 students per year (increasing to 14 in 2012). Students are awarded a BSc in
Oral Health Science from Glasgow Caledonian University. This is a 3 year unclassified
degree programme. Students undertake the full range of permitted treatment within the
DCP School and are supported by 3.9 FTE Hygiene and Therapy Tutors, a Programme
Director and a School Director (this post). There is close integration with BDS students
both in GDH and at Outreach. Referrals are taken from all areas of the Dental Hospital
but particularly from the Restorative Department.
NHS Consultants within the Restorative Specialities:
Miss Lynnsey Crane
Dr Laura Cross (teaching consultant)
Mr Alan Donaldson (Training Programme Director) See comment below
Mr Sachin Jauhar
Dr Kevin Jennings (Clinical Director Glasgow Dental Hospital)
Mr Lee Savarrio (Lead Clinician Restorative Dentistry)
Mrs Susan Winning, (current Director, DCP School, this post to replace)
Honorary Consultants within Restorative:
Professor Vince Bissell
Professor Daryll Jagger
Mr John McCrosson
Professor Colin Murray
Dr Nigel Robb
Other staff within the Restorative Specialities:
5 Specialist Registrars
4 SHO‟s and 2 DFT‟s
Senior Clinical University Teachers (2 wte)
Clinical Lecturers (2.2 wte)
Clinical Teachers (0.6 wte)
Other relevant staff:
Dental Instructors (1)
Programme Director /lead DCP 0.8
Staff Dental Hygienists 3.6
Tutor Dental hygienists and therapists 3.9
University Teachers (3 wte)
Dental Nurse - Multi-media laboratories (1 wte)
University Secretaries (1.0 wte)
NHS Secretaries (3 wte)
The above staffing levels reflect the staffing position within Restorative Dentistry at the time this
job description was compiled. Staffing levels will change to meet future service and business
priorities. The post-holder/holders must have an interest in Periodontics. However, they may
also be asked to carry out duties in the other restorative disciplines. The post-holder/s may,
under certain circumstances, be expected to adjust his/her commitments from time to time in
agreement with the Lead Clinician and Clinical Director in order to accommodate variations in
service needs including novel service delivery models in regional centres. The job plan will be
negotiated under the 2004 Consultant Contract with the successful applicant.
The Consultant will provide a diagnostic and advisory service to patients referred to the Unit of
Periodontics in the Dental Hospital and will have a continuing responsibility to the care of
patients in his/her charge. He/she will share with Consultant colleagues responsibility for the
proper functioning of the unit of Periodontics. The Consultant will contribute to the professional
supervision and management of the Training Grades staff. There is a requirement to participate
in dental audit in ways that are acceptable to the Directorate in line with Clinical Governance
strategies. The successful applicant will report to the Lead Clinician in Restorative Dentistry and
will be professionally accountable to the Clinical Director and managerially accountable to the
Clinical Services Manager.
Teaching & Training
The Consultant will, in liaison with NES and other stakeholders, be responsible for strategic
development of hygiene and therapy education within Greater Glasgow and Clyde in line with
NES and Government targets and fulfilling the learning outcomes laid down by the General
Dental Council. They will contribute to clinical and theoretical teaching of hygiene/therapy
students and will be assisted in the running of the BSc programme by a programme director
who is responsible for managing the Tutor Hygiene/Therapists. The Programme Director will
report both to the successful applicant (professionally) and to the Service Manager
(managerially). The post will also involve education of BDS undergraduates with particular
emphasis on integration between BDS and DCP teaching. It is anticipated that an appropriate
University honorary appointment will be offered to the successful candidate by the University of
Glasgow in recognition of his / her role in the teaching and training of dental undergraduate and
postgraduate students. Glasgow Caledonian University honorary status will also be sought.
The BSc programme sits in the School of Health within the Department of Diagnostic Imaging,
ODP, Podiatry, Radiography and Oral Health, Glasgow Caledonian University. The Head of
Department is Dr Brian Ellis and the academic link is Dr Nichola McLarnon (acting Head of
Learning and Teaching in the School of Health). Compliance with Quality Assurance at GCU will
be an important aim for the Director and attendance at Programme Boards and Assessment
Boards would be required. In addition, there is a strategy group set up within NHS Greater
Glasgow and Clyde chaired by the Associate Medical Director which is scheduled to meet 2-3
times per year. There is also close liaison with Directors of other Schools throughout the UK at
meetings also attended by the Quality Assurance Lead from the GDC.
There is no formal commitment to undertake research. However, the successful candidate will
be encouraged to take an interest in clinical research, especially where this is an inherent part of
normal clinical duties with particular reference to clinical trials being undertaken within the Unit.
Administrative duties include those that are associated with the care of patients and the running
of the DCP School. The Consultant will also be required to co-operate with Hospital
Management in the efficient running of services and will be expected to share with Consultant
colleagues the responsibility of advising the Service Management on clinical matters. There is a
requirement to work within the financial and other constraints decided upon by the Directorate.
The Consultant in the role of SDHT Director will be required to work closely with the School of
Health at GCU to ensure quality assurance of the programme is maintained. In addition the
Director will also support the Programme Director in the development and running of the SDHT.
6. Specimen Weekly Job Plan
The following timetable is provisional and is subject to a job planning discussion with the
successful candidate. The job plan will be subject to annual review and it is anticipated that the
number of sessions allocated to the SDHT will reduce from 3 in the first year to 2 in year 2.
The initial job plan will be based upon 3 DCP administrative sessions and 7 sessions for a full
time NHS Consultant changing to 2 DCP administrative sessions and 8 sessions as NHS
consultant as per below. The final job plan will be determined by the Clinical Director in
discussion with the successful candidate. There may also be an element of outreach teaching
at Coatbridge Health Centre.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
am DCC DCC DCC – NP DCC – NP DCC
treatment treatment Clinic Clinic treatment
pm SPA SPA DCC DCC SPA
DCP DCP treatment treatment NHS
Moving into the future this work pattern will change and a consultant presence will be
required 24 hours 7 days per week. This will be part of the regular job plan and will be
remunerated at the premium rate in the consultant contract (time and a third) or the PAs
affected reduced from 4 hours to 3 hours as per the 2004 Consultant Contract.
Oral Health Directorate
Glasgow Dental Hospital and School
Post Title: Consultant in Restorative Dentistry (Periodontics)
Director of the School of Dental Hygiene and Therapy Post Ref No: 23498D
FACTORS CRITERIA MEANS OF ASSESSMENT
Application Reference Interview
Education Essential A1 Full registration with GDC X
and A2 Fellowship in Dental Surgery or X
Professional Membership in Restorative Dentistry from
Qualifications one of the Royal Surgical Colleges
A3 On or likely soon to be eligible for inclusion X
on the GDC specialist list for Restorative
Dentistry and / or Periodontics
Desirable B1 Postgraduate higher degree X
B2 Completion of a recognised training X
programme leading to the award of a CCST
in Periodontology and/or Restorative
Dentistry or eligibility for specialist
registration (CESR) or be within 6 months of
confirmed entry from the date of the
Experience Essential C1 Extensive experience in all aspects of X X X
Periodontics and Implant Dentistry
C2 Broad experience in Restorative Dentistry X X X
C3 In depth knowledge of Hygiene/Therapy X X X
Desirable D1 Experience of service provision in an NHS X X X
D2 Experience of DCP teaching X X X
D3 Experience of undergraduate and X X X
postgraduate teaching in Restorative
D4 Ability to train Training Grades Staff up to X X X
D5 Experience of research X X X
D6 Evidence of a special interest in X X X
Knowledge & Essential E1 Participation in Audit & Clinical Governance X X X
Skills E2 Good Organisational skills X X X
E3 Good IT Skills X X X
Desirable F1 Evidence of leadership role in Audit X X X
Disposition Essential G1 High ethical & professional standards in X X
G2 Excellent communication skills – written and X X X
G3 Willingness and ability to work as part of a X X
G4 Evidence of training in non-clinical X X
Desirable H1 Knowledge of clinical risk management & X X
educational Quality Assurance
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The conditions of service are those laid down and amended from time to time by the Hospital and
Medical & Dental Whitley Council.
TYPE OF Permanent
GRADE AND £ 74,504 - £100,446 per annum (pro rata)
New Entrants to the NHS will normally commence on the minimum point
of the salary scale, (dependent on qualifications and experience). Salary
is paid monthly by Bank Credit Transfer.
HOURS OF DUTY 40
SUPERANNUATION You have the option to join the NHS Superannuation Scheme, to
participate in the State Earnings Related Pension Scheme or to take out
a Personal Pension.
Employee‟s contributions to the NHS Scheme are Tiered based on your
earnings and the employers contribution equates to 13.5 % of salary.
Employees in the NHS Scheme are “Contracted-out” of the State
Earnings Related Pension Scheme and pay a lower rate of National
Insurance contributions. Employees who choose to participate in the
State Earnings Related Pension Scheme pay the higher rate of National
Insurance contribution. A Stakeholder Pension is also available.
A Personal Pension is a private arrangement agreed with the pension
provider that will be an organisation such as a Bank, Building Society or
REMOVAL Assistance with removal and associated expenses may be given and
EXPENSES would be discussed and agreed prior to appointment.
EXPENSES OF Candidates who are requested to attend an interview will be given
CANDIDATES FOR assistance with appropriate travelling expenses.
Re-imbursement shall not normally be made to employees who withdraw
their application or refuse an offer of appointment.
TOBACCO POLICY NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operate a No Smoking Policy in all
premises and grounds.
DISCLOSURE This post is considered to be in the category of “Regulated Work” and
SCOTLAND therefore requires a Disclosure Scotland Protection of Vulnerable Groups
Scheme (PVG) Membership which currently costs £59.00. The cost of
the PVG Membership will be initially paid by NHS Greater Glasgow and
Clyde and will required to be repaid through a payroll deduction mandate
from the successful candidate‟s first salary.
CONFIRMATION OF NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has a legal obligation to
ELIGIBILITY TO ensure that it‟s employees, both EEA and non EEA nationals, are legally
WORK IN THE UK entitled to work in the United Kingdom. Before any person can
commence employment within NHS GGC they will need to provide
documentation to prove that they are eligible to work in the UK.
Non EEA nationals will be required to show evidence that either Entry
Clearance or Leave to Remain in the UK has been granted for the work
which they are applying to do. Where an individual is subject to
immigration control under not circumstances will they be allowed to
commence until the right to work in the UK has been verified.
ALL applicants regardless of nationality must complete and return the
Confirmation of Eligibility to Work in the UK Statement with their
completed application form. You will be required provide appropriate
documentation prior to any appointment being made.
REHABILITATION The rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974 allows people who have been
OF OFFENDERS convicted of certain criminal offences to regard their convictions as
ACT 1974 “spent” after the lapse of a period of years. However, due to the nature
of work for which you are applying this post is exempt from the provisions
of Section 4 of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Orders 1975 and 1986).
Therefore, applicants are required to disclose information about
convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provision of
the act in the event of employment, failure to disclose such convictions
could result in dismissal or disciplinary action by NHS Greater Glasgow
Any information given will be completely confidential.
DISABLED A disability or health problems does not preclude full consideration for the
APPLICANTS job and applications from people with disabilities are welcome. All
information will be treated as confidential.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde guarantees to interview all applicants
with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the post.
You will note on our application form that we ask for relevant information
with regard to your disability. This is simply to ensure that we can assist
you, if you are called for interview, to have every opportunity to present
your application in full. We may call you to discuss your needs in more
detail if you are selected for interview.
GENERAL NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde operates flexible staffing arrangements
whereby all appointments are to a grade within a department. The duties
of an officer may be varied from an initial set of duties to any other set,
which are commensurate with the grade of the officer. The enhanced
experience resulting from this is considered to be in the best interest of
both NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the individual.
EQUAL The postholder will undertake their duties in strict accordance with NHS
OPPORTUNITIES Greater Glasgow and Clyde‟s Equal Opportunities Policy.
NOTICE The employment is subject to three months‟ notice on either side,
subject to appeal against dismissal.
MEDICAL In terms of NHS Circular 1989 (PCS) 32 dealing with Medical
NEGLIGENCE Negligence the Health Board does not require you to subscribe to a
Medical Defence Organisation. Health Board indemnity will cover
only Health Board responsibilities. It may, however, be in your
interest to subscribe to a defence organisation in order to ensure
you are covered for any work, which does not fall within the scope
of the indemnity scheme.
For further information on NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, please visit our website on
Applicants wishing further information about the post are invited to contact the undernoted with whom
with whom visiting arrangements can also be made.
Mr. Lee Savarrio
Lead Clinician, Restorative Dentistry
Tel: 0141 211 9686
Mrs Susan Winning
Director of the School of Dental Care Professionals,
Tel: 0141 211 9686
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for these posts please include your CV and names and addresses of 3 Referees, along with
the following documents; (click on the hyperlinks to open)
Medical and Dental Application and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
Declaration Form Regarding Fitness to Practice
Alternatively please visit www.nhsggc.org.uk/medicaljobs and click on the “How to Apply” tab to access
application for and CV submission information.
RETURN OF APPLICATIONS
Please return your application by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the recruitment address
Medial and Dental Recruitment Team
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Recruitment Services
5th Floor, Tara House
46 Bath Street
CLOSING DATE: 9TH SEPTEMBER, 2011
INTERVIEW DATE: The Interview date for this post will be 28th September, 2011