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Job id: 087625. Salary: £33,885 - £63,037 pro rata, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 29 May 2024. Closing date: 30 June 2024.

Business unit: Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences. Department: Centre for Dental Education.

Contact details: Professor Judith Jones. Judith.1.jones@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Guy's Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

About King’s: 

Part-time (ideally 2 days a week) clinical teachers are required to teach within Integrated Clinical Care Clinic.

These posts would be ideally suited to an experienced or a specialist dental practitioner with an interest in the education of dental students. A major aspect of the posts is to provide clinical teaching and support for the training of BDS undergraduates (and DCP students). Clinical teachers will also be expected to deliver seminars and possibly lectures, assess students and provide feedback on their performance.  Support will be provided if needed.

Posts are available at Guys Hospital

The Integrated Clinical Care Clinic which provides mainly restorative dentistry, including Periodontology, Prosthodontics, and some Endodontics.

Applicants should be experienced and fully GDC Registered Dentists. An appropriate honorary clinical contract will be requested from the appropriate NHS Trust and the successful applicant will be expected to take part in all aspects of clinical governance activities

Applicants from a general practice environment are encouraged and the faculty also values postgraduate qualifications, employing specialist clinical teachers in a range of specialities. 

About the role: 

  • To undertake clinical teaching as directed by the Head of Department/Team. 
  • Be responsible for the teaching, assessment, feedback, monitoring, and progress of, undergraduate and dental care professional students, under your nominated supervision, in clinical practice relevant to the Department. The teaching may include seminars, tutorials, lectures, clinical skills teaching and clinical teaching with patients.
  • Contribution to setting and marking assessments, and curriculum development as necessary
  • Participate in clinical and other service activities as requested by Head of Department or approved individual 
  • Attendance at Teacher Education and Inset training days 
  • Comply with NHS Trust mandatory training and comply with NHS Trust policies
  • Ensure that information of a confidential nature is kept strictly confidential.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.   Teachers may also be required to teach on different sites within the University.

About You: (the candidate)

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

  • BDS or equivalent registerable primary dental qualification
  • Full registration with UK GDC
  • Ability to supervise undergraduate students
  • Enthusiastic approach to teaching
  • Significant demonstrable post qualification experience  
  • Experience of treating patients needing the specific type of dentistry in which you would prefer to teach. 
  • Participation in clinical audit projects
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Good communication skills
  • Commitment to ethical workplace behaviour 
  • Regular attendance and good time keeping
  • Willingness to be flexible about working times
  • Satisfactory pre-employment health screening 
  • Meet the UK right to work requirements 

Desirable criteria

  • Specialist qualification
  • FDS, MFDS, MJDF or equivalent 
  • Certificate in teaching

Full details of the role and the skills and experience required, can be found in the attached job description which provided on the next page. 

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