NCHD - Dental Roles at Junior House Officer Level

By simion.tita
Thursday, 18th May 2023
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                                                                                     Dublin Dental University Hospital

                                                              NCHD Dental – Junior House Officer Level x 6 Positions

                                                                           12 Month Fixed Term Temporary Contracts

The Dublin Dental University Hospital is seeking to recruit a number of Junior House Officers to join the team from July 2023. These posts are fixed term/ temporary and full time for 12 months in duration. The position of Junior House Officer reports to and is accountable to the Clinical Director and Executive Registrar. The post will reflect General Professional Training with specialty interest in areas such as General Duty, Paedodontics, Special Care Dentistry, Restorative and Oral Surgery.

Outline of Duties and Responsibilities

The role of the Junior House Officer includes but is not limited to:

  • The examination and treatment of patients attending the Dublin Dental University Hospital or such other outside institutions as the Board shall determine from time to time.
  • The Junior House Officer will keep appropriate records of patients under their care.
  • Ensuring all clinical incidents/accidents and complaints which occur within the clinic are reported to your line manager in a timely manner for reporting on QPulse.
  • The Junior House Officer will also ensure the furnishing of reports and the general supervision of the clinical work he/she is carrying out under the direction and control of the Hospital Board, the Dean of Dental Affairs, and the Consultant in Charge of the Department, or clinics to which he/she may be assigned from time to time.
  • Administrative duties with regard to the follow up of patient care.
  • The post is regarded as a training post and as such the satisfactory performance of the duties is held to include the acquiring of further knowledge and skill. To this end study/research period will be available at the discretion of the Board.
  • You will be expected to attend as per the clinical postings.
  • The overall administrative responsibility for non-consultant Hospital staff is with the Chairperson of the Hospital Clinical Committee who generally delegates that responsibility to the Executive Registrar.
  • The post may require the provision of an emergency “on Call” services both on site and off site for the Dublin Dental University Hospital or such other institutions as the Board shall determine from time to time.
  • Proficient in using the inhouse patient care system Salud and Microsoft packages.
  • The post holder will attend all meetings as required.

Qualifications, Experience and Person Specification

Each candidate must:

  • Be a dentist who is just qualified or eligible to apply with the Register of Dentists of the Dental Council of Ireland. The selected candidate if not registered on the Register of Dentists, will be required, before appointment to be so registered.
  • In accordance with HSE Circular 012/2009 ‘Implementation of Recommendation of Report on the Prevention of Transmission of Blood borne diseases in the health care setting’, candidates must furnish the Dublin Dental University Hospital with: 1) Evidence of their Hepatitis B Titre Levels, 2) Evidence to state that they are Hepatitis B Negative, 3) Evidence to state that they are Hepatitis C negative. These three pieces of documentation must all be dated within 6 months of your start date in the Hospital.
  • Hold the necessary working rights required by law to successfully work and remain in Ireland during the period of the contract duration.


  • Proficient user with Microsoft Office packages.
  • Have a clear understanding of his/her career path and the role this appointment could play in the pursuit of clearly identified career goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills and the ability to relate effectively with staff at all levels.
  • An understanding of the role of Patient Services in a Hospital environment.

Closing Date for Applications is Friday 2nd of June 2023 at 4pm, no late applications will be accepted.

Successful candidates must be available for interview on Thursday 8th of June 2023.

Successful candidates will commence no later than Monday, 3rd July 2023 and will need to be available for the full week of induction expected.

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter to include their motivation, dentistry interest and career aspirations for next year with a copy of your Curriculum Vitae via this link.

If you require a job description please contact Simion Tita, HR Officer at 

All job offers are subject to two references, ongoing Garda Vetting, IPS Garda Vetting and a satisfactory pre-employment medical.

Dublin Dental University Hospital is an equal opportunities employer.