Dental Adviser / Dental Reference Officer Orthodontics

NHS National Services Scotland
Edinburgh Technopole
11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

As a vital part of NHS Scotland, NHS National Services Scotland’s mission is to enable and support the delivery of better health and better care, working in partnership. We do this by providing a range of specialised support services that enable NHS Boards to focus their efforts on delivering health improvement and patient care.

Practitioner Services is committed to raising the standard of oral health in Scotland by ensuring that patients receive quality dental care. We are anxious to ensure that our clinical staff reflect the divergent nature of general practice in Scotland and as a result we are seeking applications from enthusiastic practitioners to fill the following posts:

We are currently recruiting to fill the post of Orthodontic Consultant / Orthodontic Dental Adviser / Orthodontic Dental Reference Officer (DRO) either part time or job share/sessional basis to replace our previous orthodontic adviser. The appointment(s) would be suitable for applicants with significant experience recently gained in orthodontic practice in the General Dental Services, and preferably on the GDC Orthodontic Specialist List. Placement and salary will be determined by qualifications and experience.

You will answer questions posed by practitioners, consider treatment plans submitted for prior approval as well as undertaking post treatment verification to support practitioners providing dental care and to ensure that patients in the Scotland receive treatment of an appropriate standard.

The primary focus of the DRO function will be pre and post treatment examinations of patients to ensure that consistent and appropriate clinical standards of care and treatment planning are maintained.

Applicants should have a broad knowledge of all aspects of orthodontic practice, a commitment to continuing professional development and the ability to be objective and non judgmental when considering the provision of clinical dental care and treatment. Effective communication skills are essential to the role.

The successful applicant(s) will be based at NHS NSS headquarters at Gyle Square in Edinburgh and will liaise with the Scottish Dental Reference Service administrative centre in Glasgow. Travel throughout Scotland will be required when undertaking DRO duties.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure/Disclosure Scotland check. Any candidate who has worked overseas for more than 3 months will also be required to provide a criminal record check from the appropriate overseas agency.

Our benefits package includes pension scheme, comprehensive range of work life balance policies, occupational health services, learning resource centres and discounted leisure, financial and shopping benefits.

For an informal discussion on the post, please contact Alan Whittet on.

Further information on NSS is available from:

For an application pack please email quoting reference number IRC12586. CVs can be submitted but they must be accompanied by a fully completed application form. Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 January 2018.

Interviews will be held on 30 January 2018 in Edinburgh.

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail only, so please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders).

NHS National Services Scotland is the common name of the Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service.NHS National Services Scotland is an equal opportunities employer.Candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria will be guaranteed an interview.