Hywel Dda University Health Board
£27,461 to £33,428 a year per annum (per annum if part time)
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for a highly motivated HCPC registered Podiatrist with an ability to work independently but also within a dynamic team environment. There is an expectation to complete the Health Board podiatry clinical rotation programme and work within our Diabetes and MSK clinics.

The practitioner will be able to demonstrate differential diagnosis, and an intention towards developing further skills in all aspects of podiatry.The role will be based in both community and hospital services.

Hywel Dda podiatry service has a very successful record in developing and supporting staff into many new and innovative roles and you will be supported in all aspects of your career.

Main duties of the job

To practice as an autonomous practitioner with a complex patient caseload to plan, modify and carry out assessment and intervention and refer to other disciplines as necessary. The practitioner is totally independent and is expected to manage a variety of conditions. Modes of assessment include neurological, vascular, and pathological investigation sources. For example taking swabs and samples for pathological investigations and acting on the results i.e. obtaining the appropriate antibiotic for a wound infection. An ability to organize the appropriate radiology and haematology requests when necessary.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest;

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire; Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion; and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire;

48 general practices (five of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres;

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services;

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 28/06/2023.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • Assurance of professional knowledge as evidenced by 1st degree level qualification or equivalent
  • Competent to apply local anaesthesia techniques as Certified under the medicines Act 1968
  • Registered with HPCP
  • Evidence of attendance on relevant core continuous professional development courses.


  • Member of Society of Podiatrists



  • Managing a caseload which would include any foot or foot related condition and having the experience to be able to know when to refer on to the highly specialist clinic. For example this would include recognising peripheral vascular disease, leading to tissue necrosis and gangrene or being able to recognise clinical infection and recommend the correct course of action including antibiotics or further investigations
  • Evidence of autonomous practice
  • Inter-professional Team working
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance


  • Evidence of student supervision
  • Supervision of staff
  • Negotiation of multidisciplinary working practices
  • Experience of service development



  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Flexible approach to needs of the service

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