High Risk Biomechanics Specialist Podiatrist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Central London Community Heath NHS Trust has recently become responsible for delivering Brent Adult and Children's Community services.

We are expanding the existing workforce by recruiting to the current service portfolio and to the new teams, with the support and leadership of a forward-thinking Senior Management Team. We are therefore looking for a Specialist Long Term Conditions Podiatrists (full time).

It is an exciting time to join our teams in Brent and we are seeking enthusiastic and skilled colleagues to join us as we build on existing models of care and introduce new ways of working.

Our transformation plans over the next 12 months will include further integration with primary care, planned and unplanned care models, and a greater emphasis on population health.

In this role you will be at the forefront of delivering new models of care through transformation that meets the needs of our community and will be able to contribute to it's development, positively impacting and enhancing the experiences of our patients in Brent.

Main duties of the job

You will provide day-to-day specialist clinical care in a supported environment and within a dynamic team, to a diverse group of patients, supporting the Clinical Team Lead operationally.

Providing day-to-day professional leadership, you will ensure the needs of patients are placed at the centre of care delivery while providing assurance that standards of clinical care within a designated area is of the highest standard attainable.

You will need to demonstrate effective leadership skills alongside excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to teach and inspire colleagues through active demonstration of clinical practice and leadership.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who has the drive to deliver the above within a Clinical Business Unit that has good relationships with the local ICS, Local authority and Local acute Trust.

If this is an environment you could contribute to, help shape, grow, develop and excel in, and you are ready to join our growing, supportive, caring and dedicated team then we look forward to receiving your application!

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will act as a clinical specialist for Podiatric Biomechanics in Harrow CLCH Podiatry Service. You will provide highly specialised advice to patients and be a point of contact for colleagues relating to Biomechanics and the importance of foot function for people affected by MSK injury, dysfunction or disease. Paying particular attention to those patients that present and have been impacted by long term systemic conditions manifesting in the lower limb
  • The Post Holder will also be expected to provide cover to general podiatry, high risk, wound care and nail surgery clinics as necessary based on demand of the service.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities

Person Specification



  • BSc Degree In Podiatric Medicine or Diploma (if qualified prior 1991)
  • Evidence of continual professional and personal development
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Certificate in local anaesthesia


  • Evidence of post grad training in specialist area of podiatry



  • Significant post graduate clinical experience
  • Experience of multidisciplinary and interagency working
  • Experience of clinical supervision / mentoring
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of working in an NHS environment
  • Experience of working with a wide range of patient and disease / pathology types including the at-risk and high-risk foot


  • Experience of managing a team
  • Experience of rota and diary management
  • Experience of staff recruitment

Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of recent developments in the profession
  • Full knowledge of podiatric theory and practice
  • Knowledge of foot orthotic design and manufacture
  • Knowledge of CoP code of conduct
  • Awareness of Equal Opportunities - theory and practice
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance -theory and practice
  • Up-to-date knowledge of clinical issues and treatment development
  • Knowledge of audit and risk assessment
  • Effective oral, listening and written communication in order to negotiate and persuade patients and carers compliance and commitment to their treatment and care plans
  • Ability to evaluate patients concerns and needs and propose effective solutions
  • Ability to undertake intricate work in using sensitive diagnostic tools and a range of surgical instruments. e.g in the management and debridement of poor tissue viability wounds and nail surgery
  • Organisational and planning skills to manage your own work time and domiciliary caseload
  • To be competent in the use of treatment and diagnostic tools (including, Doppler, scalpel techniques, syringe etc)
  • Presentation Skills / Experience at delivering Health Pro IT Skills including use of Internet, e-mail, Word Processing
  • Able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • motion


  • Knowledge of current government health policy
  • Data analysis skills i.e. reviewing reports



  • Ability to cope with a busy demanding and varied workload able to cope with the demands of moving between sessional clinics, on foot, by transport.
  • Performing clinical treatments in physically restricted work positions requiring repetitive fine movements.
  • Ability to multi-task and concentration in order to apply continued diagnostic and analytical skills throughout the working day
  • Ability to cope with patients anxieties and employ tactical techniques in order to help support patients and allay anxieties
  • Adaptable to a variety of working environments and the ability to cope with sometimes distressing settings and work tasks including wound care , neglected feet and exposure to malodour, body fluids including blood and wound exudate .

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