Job Summary :
The Technician - Orthodontics delivers, maintains and develops a high quality technical service for orthodontic, cleft lip and palate, and craniofacial patients being treated in Sidra Hospital.
The incumbent constructs a range of bespoke specialist orthodontic including :
Pressure formed retainers
All types of Functional appliances
Rapid Maxillary Expansion, Trihelix, Quadhelix and Habit breaker appliances
Speech therapy appliances
He / she provides full technological service for orthognathic surgery including model planning and model surgery for mandibular, maxillary and Bi-
maxillary procedures. Key Roles & Responsibilities :
Supports a technical and advisory technical service for orthodontics
Constructs a full range of complex functional, fixed and removable appliances
Constructs innovative appliances and provides technical expertise for research, development and teaching
Provides technical expertise in the provision of pre surgical orthognathic treatment planning, and construction of planning model analogues and splints
Liaises with the orthodontic and craniofacial Consultants on the pre surgical treatment planning options for orthognathic cases and ensure a timely delivery of planning aids
Communicates effectively with orthognathic patients during face bow registration techniques
Ensures the timely delivery of orthodontic technical materials, monitoring stock against agreed levels
Ensures equipment is fit for the task and maintained in a safe manner, reports any defects through the line manager
Takes a proactive role in the health and safety standards in the laboratory, raises concerns with the Department’s Manager when appropriate
Monitors the quality of all orthodontic technical procedures, ensuring they are carried out in accordance with the Medical Device Directive
Uses judgment and analytical skills to interpret, understand and to assess suitability of requested work and then provide options where necessary
Competent in the use of specialist equipment e.g. high speed grinding, trimming and polishing for prolonged periods with intense concentration and using high levels of hand eye co-ordination
Uses highly developed skills of manual dexterity such as accurately bend and adapt specialist wires whilst working to very fine tolerances
Competent with a wide range of chemicals, specialist dental materials that require an understanding of the materials science of such products
Self - management
Manages the day to day orthodontic technical workload providing services and appliances to the dental clinic including quality control
Plans and organizes own workload, adjusts priorities to accommodate emergency or urgent requests
Responsible for assisting in the management and day to day running of the orthodontic laboratory
Maintains the flow of study models through the laboratory
Committed to working and engaging constructively with members of the Craniofacial and Orthodontic department
Provides, receives and analyzes complex and sensitive information and makes judgements based on the information
Communicates complex information on design and application of medical devices, the information may be conveyed to Consultants or Clinical assistants
Communicates effectively with all members of the team to ensure an effective service is provided
Policy and Service Development
Assists in the development of plans, processes and departmental policies to ensure that the hospital conforms to the requirements of relevant legislation
Maintains a good knowledge of emerging policies from government departments and external bodies which may impact the service
Responsible for timely and accurate record keeping and where appropriate in accordance with professional guidelines
Responsible for the creation, maintenance and storage of records in line with Sidra’s hospital policy
Training and Education
Identifies and actions own training needs and research and development as required in the context of improving patient care by challenging their own practice
Contributes to the training and education of other dept. staff and placement students, in relation to orthodontics and induction of new starters
Organizes and contributes to research and development work, provides models for demonstration and audit purposes
Provides support to junior members in the team
Attend and play an active role in departmental staff and audit meetings
Personal and Professional Development
Demonstrates on-going continuous professional development
Other Role Specific Duties
The Job description and person specification may be reviewed on an ongoing basis in accordance with the changing needs of the Department and the organization.
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values
In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Essential Requirements :
Relevant education in Dental Technology , Orthodontics or equivalent
Relevant post qualification experience of Orthodontics within a hospital setting
Certification and Licensure : Registered with General Dental Council as a Dental Technician
Demonstrated knowledge of fixed, functional and removable appliances is required.
Demonstrated knowledge of Osteotomy planning including Facebow recording on patients and impression taking
A high degree of precision and dexterity is required for the construction of appliances.
Demonstrated ability to manipulate f small hand tools and wire components with a high degree of precision.
Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritize own workload, time manage workload to accommodate urgent work.
Computer literate, ability to communicate complex information.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Fluency in written and spoken English