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Consultant in Orthodontics

Job Description


SERVICE Orthodontics

Role Consultant in Orthodontics

Job Ref: 328-PC-CO-0066

South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust is the largest Trust in the Tees Valley, comprising of two acute sites; James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, Friarage Hospital, Northallerton and seven community hospitals. South Tees offers several major tertiary services, including cardiothoracics and vascular surgery, neurosciences, renal dialysis, a large radiotherapy centre and is a Major Trauma Centre. The Trust is a teaching centre for under and post graduate medical education and has a Radiology registrar training programme.

The Trust are currently looking for an Orthodontist to join our strong team. We are interested in receiving applications from both those interested in a locum post or someone wishing to take up a permanent Consultant post.

The Trust boasts a purpose built Orthodontic department at the James Cook University Hospital which has recently been refurbished and is a facility shared with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry.. There are three single surgeries and a six chair open plan surgery for Orthodontic use. We have an excellent Medical Illustration and Radiology department with conebeam CT. Excellent equipment and materials are available including several bracket systems and TADS.

The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton has two single surgeries, recently refurbished and shared with Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Across the service three Consultants provide a comprehensive orthodontic service for Durham, Darlington, Teesside and North Yorkshire across the two main sites.

Advice and treatment of complex cases is given by the Consultants and suitable cases are also treated by other staff (Trust Grades, Specialty Registrars and post CSST Registrars) under supervision. Advice, follow up and support is provided to General Dental Practitioners and Community Dental Officers within the area. There is also a close working relationship with the Specialist Practitioners in the area. Consultants are involved in treatments requiring an interdisciplinary team approach with our medical, dental and surgical colleagues.

The team are supported by an excellent team comprising of nurses, secretarial support and laboratory services, including two Maxillofacial Prosthetists, two Orthodontic Technicians and two Laboratory Assistants. They provide a comprehensive orthodontic, oral maxillofacial surgery and restorative laboratory service.

There is close liaison with the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the five Consultants within it. Two are involved in the orthognathic management with routine twice monthly joint clinics. Multidisciplinary management of patients with a cleft lip and or palate is coordinated with the Newcastle team. Hypodontia patients are currently managed with Newcastle, but there is funding for the service to be on site.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop his/her teaching skills to provide high quality training in orthodontics for career junior staff, future specialists and General Dental Practitioners. The Consultant Orthodontists based at the James Cook University Hospital are Honorary Clinical Lecturers at Newcastle University and provide clinical teaching for the Speciality Registrars enrolled on the three year training programme at Newcastle University. This includes both chairside supervision (in Middlesbrough) and formal teaching tutorials at Middlesbrough and Newcastle.

There is the opportunity for the successful candidate to develop special clinical interests which advance knowledge of the discipline or patient care

The quality of life for professionals and their families in the North East of England is excellent with easy access to attractive countryside and coast including the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks. There are several local highly rated schools and attractive market towns and villages.

Applicants must be fully registered with the GDC and be on the specialist list in Orthodontics.

The successful candidate will be appointed under the new terms and conditions of service for NHS Consultants. Full consideration will be given to applicants who wish to apply for a reduced/part time contract.

For further information about the posts or to arrange an informal visit interested applicants are kindly invited to please contact Miss Alison Downing, Lead Clinician on  ( Phone number removed )  Ext 54260 or via email on ( Email address removed ) . For queries relating to your application or the process, please contact Tanya South-Fitzhugh or Mathew Waters, Medical Resourcing Specialists on  ( Phone number removed ) .

Closing date: 11 November 2016

Please be aware, there are occasions where some vacancies may close prior to the closing date advertised. This will only happen where sufficient applications are received AND will be made evident on the job advert.

Please note if you are successfully shortlisted, we will contact you via the email address that you have applied from so please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Existing employees of South Tees NHS Foundation Trust currently on the Redeployment Register, who meet the essential criteria for this post, will be shortlisted and interviewed prior to all other applicants.

IMPORTANT - Please ensure you read the 'Guidance Notes for Applicants' document attached to this advert before you start to complete your application form. This document provides detailed advice regarding the completion of your application form. The guidance document also provides in detail what identification and certificates you must provide at interview should you be shortlisted. As part of our pre-employment screening process, all applicants are required to provide references from their last continuous 3 year employment and/or training/education. The referees MUST be a Line Manager/Supervisor. Applicants are requested to ensure email addresses for all referees are included on their application form. Personal references and references from colleagues are not acceptable.

Unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applicants and those who are not contacted within six weeks of the closing date should assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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