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Dental department resourcing (FOI)

Dental department resourcing (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 22 April 2022.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


A recent FOI request stated that in the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 there were fewer than 5 staff in each of the categories of Associate Specialist - Dental/Oral Surgery, Consultant, Dental Department Manager, Healthcare Assistant - Dental, and Orthodontic Therapist. In fact the total numbers of staff in all of these positions amounts to 11, 14 and 14 respectively.

During this same time period though the number of admin staff has increased from 5 to 11 and the number of dental nurses has increased from 9 to 23.

Can you please provide a job description for these two roles and explain why it is necessary to have such an abundance of support staff for an area which is seeing virtually no patients?


The previous response can be found here:

Community Dental Department (FOI)

The data provided in the original response includes bank dental nurses, as recorded in the information system used by Human Resources. It also includes bank dental receptionists, as recorded in the information system as used in Human Resources. 

Following a review of the resource levels of the Dental Department, a more accurate reflection of the permanent staffing resource can be provided:

 Role Titles201920202021
Dental Nurse
Admin Staff555

The Job Descriptions are attached.

JD - Dental Nurse.pdf

JD - Dental Receptionist.pdf

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