Group Dental Director

Group Dental Director

Group Clinical Director – A Board level role as the most senior Clinician in this group business, with specific responsibility for group-wide clinical governance and overall leadership of the dental team. 



The post holder will:

  • Provide clinical and strategic leadership at Board Level
  • Represent the business at key external local, regional and national events and partnership forums
  • Develop clinical and strategic relationships with external partners in the region and nationally
  • Provide management and leadership support to the Team Clinical Directors and all respective clinical teams
  • Provide clinical leadership via establishing and maintaining the clinical governance framework to meet a high level of clinical standards and quality of care throughout all dental services.
  • Maintain their own clinical skills, including regular practice sessions (NHS and/or private care). This may also include supporting practices with clinical delivery e.g. to meet annual target or to cover absences
  • Develop systems of clinical governance including effective clinical risk management, clinical audit and clinical effectiveness and continuing professional development.
  • Create and maintain key clinical policies and protocols with the support of the team in all clinical areas.
  • Take full responsibility for the clinical governance arrangements and ensure all policies, protocols and guidelines are being implemented and followed, supporting the development of new policies as required by the organisation for improving the quality of care in our dental practices.  
  • Ensure the appropriate professional advice is given regarding the management of clinical incidents, clinical negligence claims and complaints and to other areas of dentistry as may be requested by NHS England or other bodies. 
  • Lead the organisation in learning from the analysis of clinical incidents and complaints, including championing an open and learning culture amongst clinicians and managers
  • Support the teams in managing complaints and incidents and encourage an open learning environment that promotes good quality patient care
  • Take the leadership of Health and Safety compliance and legislation.
  • Lead the framework for clinical supervision and performance reviews, including analysing key information relating to clinical assessments, treatment plans and treatment records.
  • Take a lead role in clinical team development including training and CPD, and the identification of management of under-performing dentists.
  • Arrange and undertake regular practice and location visits, audits and clinical supervision observation sessions with our clinical teams.
  • Ensure compliance, where necessary, with National and Local policies, protocols and guidelines.
  • Ensure provision of training and CPD for all clinical staff in line with clinical and business/performance needs.
  • Ensure that robust clinical and non-clinical risk assessment protocols are in place and fully implemented.
  • Work with Head of Nursing and Quality to assure the organisation that good clinical standards are maintained.
  • Actively engage with Smile Together teams and participate in audit activities, development and in-house meetings etc
  • Be responsible for safe working and practice on a day-to-day basis in sites of clinical activity, ensuring compliance with clinical governance and legislation, appropriate health, safety and security procedures within the work area, and report accidents, incidents and near misses

  • Key accountabilities:
  • This role is the executive lead for all clinical areas across the Group including the key clinical services within and key clinical projects
  • This role will provide the executive lead for the Quality Committee which is responsible for executing all areas of clinical governance and quality within the group
  • This role will be responsible for developing a quality improvement culture within all clinical services, seeking to develop professional standards and learn from incidents where necessary
  • This role will lead training and development for clinical staff, including developing pathways to support clinical excellence across all services. 
  • Undertake clinical supervision of Team Clinical Directors and where necessary manage and mentor clinicians
  • Maintaining and developing your clinical competency and continuing professional/personal development according to agreed training needs via the Training Academy
  • Working alongside clinical and professional support colleagues in facilitating on-going organisational change and development

Package includes:
  • Paid indemnity and GDC registration
  • 27 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays each year
  • Personal relocation support and package of up to £8,000 
  • A dedicated training package, both clinical to maintain your CPD and wider professional development via our the clients Training Academy
  • A friendly support network with an induction colleague assigned to assist your transition to our company
  • Staff benefits package 
  • 100% laboratory fees paid 
  • Access to reliable equipment including digital x-rays 
  • Outstanding work life balance in a beautiful part of the country
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder and have a genuine voice in our employee-owned business