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SIDRA3505 - Orthodontic Technician

Department: Children’s Hospital Clinical Management Group Dept
Division: Surgery Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Jul-2020
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Department Profile:

The orthodontic unit provides a comprehensive orthodontic service, working closely with the craniofacial team for the management and treatment of predominantly complex multidisciplinary cases requiring a consultant-led hospital-based approach.


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

  • Hawley Retainers

  • Removable Appliances

  • 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

Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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