CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
The appointment is covered by the Terms and Conditions of Service for
Hospital Medical and Dental Staff and by the Whitley Councils for the Health
Services (Great Britain) Conditions of Service, as well as local agreements as
amended from time to time.
Hours and Salary
The standard hours of duty will be the working week of forty hours, for which
the salary scale currently applicable is £30,685 - £46,246 (wef 1.4.2009)
In addition, the appropriate intensity multiplier will be payable commensurate
with the on-call duty performed.
Study and Annual Leave
Study leave will be granted according to the nationally agreed Terms and
The appropriate annual leave should only be taken after agreement with
Trainees may be eligible to claim travelling expenses in accordance with
Section 23 (except paragraph 2.4 and 4) of the GWC Conditions, and
paragraph 227-302 of The Hospital Medicine and Dental Staff Terms and
Any offer of appointment is subject to satisfactory medical clearance and
confirmation that the successful candidate is Hepatitis B immune. Titre levels
are checked by the Occupational Health Service prior to formal offer of
The employee is normally covered by the NHS Hospital and Community
Health Service indemnity against the claims of medical negligence.
Health Departments advise that employees maintain membership of a
defence organisation, as in certain circumstances (especially in services
for which a fee is paid) the employee may not be covered by the
The employee must hold current registration (full or limited) with the General
Visits Prior to Interview
There will be an open day prior to the interviews for short listed candidates –
further details can be obtained by contacting Vicky Jones on 0113 3431534.
Candidates may also visit the hospital(s) by arrangement.
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
Because of the nature of the work, this post is exempt from the provisions of
Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order
1975. Applicants for the post are not entitled to withhold information about
convictions which for other purposes are 'spent' under the provisions of the
Act and, in the event of employment, any failure to disclose such convictions
could result in disciplinary action or dismissal by the Authority. Any
information given will be completely confidential and will be considered only in
relation to an application for a position to which the order applies.
All rotations are subject to revision in the light of recommendations by the
Speciality Training Committee.
Whilst hospital accommodation may be available for non-resident staff, this
will be determined by staff making their own local enquiries. Such
accommodation MUST be vacated when the trainee leaves or moves on
to the next stage of the rotation.
TRAINING IN RADIATION PROTECTION
Any person who has direct control over the exposure of a patient must have a
'Core of Knowledge'.
A period of three months' notice is applicable to this appointment (Paragraph
197a of the Terms and Conditions of Service for Hospital Medical and Dental
Staff refers). Resignation letters must be sent to Yorkshire Deanery Medical
Applicants considering working flexibly should contact Dr R Roden, Careers
and Personal Development Adviser on 0113 233 1503 for a confidential
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust holds the employer's responsibility
for all Registrars, Senior Registrars and Specialist Registrars within the
Yorkshire Deanery and therefore doctors appointed to this post will be
employed by the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Details of
employment policies are provided on appointment.
These arrangements are fully supported by the BMA.
Yorkshire and Humber Deanery
SPECIALIST REGISTRAR (Type I) IN ORTHODONTICS
1. Specialist Registrar Appointments in Orthodontics based at Leeds
Dental Institute and St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford. Manpower and
educational approval has been granted. This post is a training post
complying with the recommendations of the Joint Committee for
Specialist Training in Dentistry. The posts is a joint appointment
between Leeds Dental Institute (six sessions) and St Luke’s Hospital,
Bradford (four sessions).
The post is available from the 1 October 2009
2. Candidates will be expected to:
a. have a Dental Qualification which is registrable with the General
b. upon appointment, to enrol with the Specialist Advisory Committee in
Orthodontics at which point they will be allocated a training number
and will be required to maintain training records.
3. The normal period of these SpR posts will be three years of
4. During the period of appointment the programme will include:
a. Clinical: This post is part of the postgraduate training programme
in Orthodontics based at the Leeds Dental Institute. Speciality
orthodontic postgraduate education will be given. A number of
clinical sessions will be undertaken both at Leeds Dental
Institute and at the regional unit.
From time to time the Specialist Registrar may be expected to
cover certain clinics outside their normal clinical commitment in
order to provide suitable clinical cover for the department. A clinical
rota will be provided for this purpose.
b. Research: The successful applicant will be expected to register
with the University of Leeds for a Professional Doctorate. This
will be a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry degree in Orthodontics
(DClinDent.) which will include the presentation of a dissertation.
This University degree is an integral part of the training and is
expected to be completed. This will require attendance at a
series of course modules including a core curriculum. Research
activity will be encouraged and the presentation of the
dissertation will be required as part of the University of Leeds
professional doctorate. Full use of the University of Leeds
Medical and Dental Library facilities will be available, as will the
use of the computer facilities at the Leeds Dental Institute.
c. Audit: The Specialist Registrar will be expected to participate in
clinical audit, both at a departmental and regional level.
d. Teaching: From time to time the Specialist Registrar will be
expected to participate in Undergraduate and Postgraduate
e. The post is full time and non-residential. There is no on-call
commitment and no additional duty hours payable.
The timetable will be comprised of six individual treatment sessions, a
consultant led new patient clinic, one academic session devoted to lectures
and tutorials and two research/administration sessions.
Leeds Dental Institute:
The Institute was established on 1st April 1992 and is a semi-autonomous
body with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust incorporating the Dental
Hospital at Leeds and the University Leeds School of Dentistry.
The unified management and professional staffing arrangements within the
Institute reflect the objectives of:
* providing a clinical service
* providing undergraduate and postgraduate education
* pursuing research
The Orthodontic Department:
The department works closely with the specialties of Paediatric Dentistry and
Oral Surgery. Orthodontics was formerly part of the Division of Child Dental
Health and included Paediatric Dentistry and Community Dental Health.
The Clinical area was completely refurbished in October 1998 and will be
completely refurbished again in late 2009. Currently it comprises: two single
chaired surgeries, a six-chaired postgraduate suite and a four chaired
undergraduate suite. There is a “visiting” consultant office adjacent to the
clinical area. Shared office facilities for SpRs exist on the floor above the
Department. There is a tutorial room with tracing facilities near the clinical
area. The laboratory services are housed in the main Hospital Laboratory
close to the clinical area. Full computer facilities for radiographic digitisation
analysis (OPAL and Dolphin), back-up of digital patient images and for clinical
audit purposes are available, as are word processing facilities. The Dental
Institute has a computer based patient administration system.
Leeds has a first class record for the training of both undergraduate and
postgraduate orthodontic students. There are excellent working relationships
with the Regional Orthodontic Consultants and with the Specialist Orthodontic
Practitioners in the Leeds area.
The Orthodontic Department is the regional centre for the Yorkshire Cleft Lip
and Palate database and has excellent working relationships with other
departments within the Institute and with the departments of Plastic Surgery,
Paediatrics and Speech Therapy within the Leeds General Infirmary. The
Leeds Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic is held at the Institute, as are monthly joint
clinics with both the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Restorative
Mr D Morris (four session) Head of Department of Orthodontics, LDI
and Seacroft; Consultant Orthodontist,
Seacroft & LDI
Dr F Luther (ten sessions) Academic head of Orthodontics,LDI
Dr Z Nelson-Moon Consultant Orthodontist and Honorary
(seven sessions) Senior Clinical lecturer
Mr P Cook (five sessions) Consultant Orthodontist and Honorary
Senior Clinical Lecturer
Mr Gowans (eight sessions) Lead Clinician for Cleft services &
Ms N Houghton (one session) Consultant Orthodontist, Bradford and
Honorary Clinical Lecturer
Mr S Littlewood (one session) Consultant Orthodontist, Bradford and
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer.
Training Programme Director.
Mr J Spencer (one session) Consultant Orthodontist, Wakefield and
Honorary Clinical Lecturer
Mr T Hodge (two sessions) Consultant Orthodontist, Wakefield and
Honorary Clinical Lecturer
Mr Goh (two sessions) Consultant Orthodontist, York and Honorary
8 Specialist Registrars (seven sessions each)
1 Student Orthodontic Therapist
Secretarial, Nursing and Reception Support Staff
4 Hospital Laboratory Orthodontic Technicians
St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford
The Orthodontic Department at St Luke’s Hospital is purpose built and housed in a
new wing of the hospital. It includes the Oral and Maxillofacial Department and both
the Orthodontic and Maxillofacial laboratories. The Orthodontic Department consists
of five fully equipped surgeries (three in a new purpose-built polyclinic). There is an
office for this replacement post within the Department as well as a separate office for
the 2 part-time FTTAs with full computer and database back up, including OPAL and
Additional facilities include:
• 1 model box store room
• 1 clean utility
• 1 Orthodontic waiting area
Professional Orthodontic Staff
• 3 Consultants (full time) – Ms N Houghton, Mr S Littlewood & Mrs L Mitchell
• 2 part time SpRs (including this post)
• 1 FTTA post
• 1 Clinical Assistant (one session per fortnight)
• 1 Orthodontic Therapist
• 1 Student Orthodontic Therapist
• 1 part time Hygienist
• 3 full time and 2 part time Dental Nurses
• 3 part time Secretaries
• 3 part time Receptionists
The Orthodontic Laboratory
• Headed by a Senior Technician (full time)
• 1 full time Technician
• 1 part time Technician
Two of the technicians are fully calibrated for the PAR Index and all completed cases
are scored. In addition, there is a Maxillofacial Laboratory with 3 Technicians. There
are also 4 maxillofacial consultants and 2 part-time restorative consultants in the