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REF: 44909d

cLOSING dATE: 16TH december 2016




base: glasgow dental hospital & SCHOOL

Applicants are invited for the full time post of Consultant Orthodontist to undertake clinical sessions at Glasgow Dental Hospital & School. At present all clinics will be held at Glasgow Dental Hospital for this post however Orthodontic services are also provided at the Royal Alexandria Hospital, Paisley and Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock.

This post presents an excellent opportunity to work within Glasgow Dental Hospital and School which is the main centre for specialist dental advice and treatment within NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

There will be the opportunity for the post holder to contribute to postgraduate teaching, including Specialist Registrar Training.

The Orthodontic Department in Glasgow Dental Hospital and School has been completely refurbished and provides excellent facilities. A full range of dental specialties exists at the Hospital and close collaboration occurs with other departments.

Any applicant who is unable to work full time for personal reasons will be eligible to be considered for the post.

The applicant must be fully registered with the GDC, have completed an approved post-CCST/FTTA training programme in orthodontics and be on the GDC specialist register in orthodontics, or demonstrate equivalent training and qualifications at interview stage or be within 6 months of completion of post-CCST training at the date of Interview. Non-UK applicants must demonstrate equivalent training.

Regional Services

Oral Health Directorate

Glasgow Dental Hospital and School

Consultant in Orthodontics

Job Profile, October 2016 v1.1


JOB TITLE: Consultant in Orthodontics

GRADE: Consultant

HOURS: 40 full-time

SESSIONS: 9 Direct Clinical Care and 1 Supporting Professional Activity

DEPARTMENT: Oral Health Directorate – Department of Orthodontics

LOCATION: Glasgow Dental Hospital

1. Glasgow and the Surrounding Area

Glasgowis Scotland’s largest citywith a population of around 1.2 Million and is one of Europe’s liveliest with a varied and colourful social and cultural life that 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.

In 2014 Glasgow hosted the Commonwealth Games confirming its place as a centre of sporting excellence.

2. Oral Health Directorate

The Oral Health Directorate is contained within the East Dunbartonshire Integrated Health and Social care Partnership and Regional Services Acute Functions and is managed as a single NHSGGC Board wide organisation structure incorporating:

· Primary Care Dental Service

· Public Dental Service

· Secondary Care Dental Service

· Dental Public Health

· Oral Health Improvement

3. 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 total number of chairs within the Hospital and School is approximately 139. 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 online literature search facilities.

Glasgow Dental Hospital and School comprises the following clinical departments:

· Restorative Dentistry

· Fixed and removable prosthodontics

· Endodontics

· Periodontology

· Oral Surgery

· Oral Medicine

· Paediatric Dentistry

· Orthodontics

· Dental Radiology

All departments hold regular Clinical Governance and Audit meetings. The Dental Staff Association meets regularly up to four times a year.

The Dental School delivers a modern, integrated Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme over five years to an undergraduate population of approximately 500 students. The course has been very highly ranked in league tables in recent years.

Taught postgraduate programmes are offered in Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics.

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.


4. Orthodontic Departments

A full range of complex orthodontic treatment is provided over three sites including orthodontic treatment involved in Orthognathic Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Craniofacial Syndromes, Hypodontia, joint Paediatric Cases and joint Restorative cases.

4.1 The Orthodontic Department at the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School receives new patient referrals from GDP’s, specialist orthodontic practitioners and from Hospital Orthodontic Departments of adjacent Health Boards. It acts as a secondary and tertiary orthodontic referral centre being the regional centre for Cleft care and the treatment of Craniofacial syndromes. The department is situated on level 5 in a recently refurbished clinic with 21 modern dental chairs and 5 side surgeries. This clinic is shared with the Department of Paediatric Dentistry. There is a separate Oral Orthopaedic clinic with 2 dental chairs. All dental chairs are equipped with a computer to allow viewing electronic notes, letters and digital radiographs. Most have access to PACS and Opal digitising software to enable the direct digitisation and retrieval of digital lateral cephalograms. There is an NHS orthodontic laboratory and a University teaching laboratory located on the same level. The Orthodontic department received approximately 2400 new patient referrals last year and had over 14,000 patient attendances. There are 3 Orthognathic surgery teams, one cleft team, 3 Hypodontia teams and 2 joint orthodontic/paediatric teams that work together within the unit. Digital cephalogram and OPT facilities are available on the same floor. Full CBCT and small volume CBCT are available within the building. The waiting time for this service is managed within the National Waiting Time Guarantee.

4.2 The Orthodontic Department at the Royal Alexandria Hospital, Paisley, is based within the outreach centre situated on the lower ground floor. There are 2 chairs for the provision of secondary care orthodontics. Currently one consultant orthodontist attends this centre for 2 days per week.

4.3 The Orthodontic Department at the Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Greenock, comprises 2 dental chairs and an orthodontic laboratory. One consultant (0.5wte), one specialty dentist (0.2wte) and one specialist trainee (0.2wte) work in the department each week. There are also hygienist sessions (0.25wte) and orthodontic lab support (0.4wte) each week.

The Glasgow Dental Hospital and School has a major teaching and training role. Bothunder-graduate and post graduate students are taught orthodontics within the department

5. Staffing

NHS Consultants

Dr David Cross (Lead Clinician) (PT)

Mr Alastair Gardner

Mr Philip Benington

Mr Douglas Forsyth

DrJill White

Mr Toby Gillgrass

Honorary Consultants

Dr David Cross (PT)

Mr Iain Buchanan (PT)

Other staff within the Department of Orthodontics

2x FTTA’s

2 Orthodontic Therapists

4 Specialty Registrars

2 CT 2’s

0.8 WTE Specialty Dentists

The above staffing levels reflect the staffing position within the department of Orthodontics 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 a high level of knowledge and expertise in all areas of Orthodontic practice. The post-holder 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. The job plan will be negotiated under the 2004 Consultant Contract with the successful applicant.

Indicative Timetable/Job Plan

The following timetable is provisional and is subject to job planning discussion with the successful candidate. The post holder will also be expected to deputise for absent colleagues. At present all clinics will be held at Gla