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Clinical Specialist Podiatrist

Employer
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Crawley
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per Annum/Pro Rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you an experienced Registered Podiatrist looking for your next role?

Do you want to work somewhere that prioritises your wellbeing as well as that of your patients?

We are committed to supporting our staff and we are looking for a Specialist high risk Podiatrist to join our Trust to support the delivery of excellent care at the heart of the community.

We are currently recruiting for Specialist high risk Podiatrists across our Podiatry Services which are spread across West Sussex and Brighton & Hove.

This position is a full-time role in Crawley or Horsham, with a focus on wound care and the high risk foot.

We have a robust relocation package available for interested applicants.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high quality clinical care to patients with high risk feet and active ulceration.
  • To provide Clinical Leadership, ensuring effective governance for staff working in allocated area or service.
  • To work with the professional lead to ensure staff are clinically competent, services are clinically effective and safe, and an excellent patient experience is delivered.
  • To embed the principles of interdisciplinary working and cross skilling for all staff, including implementing the competency frameworks.
  • To provide specialist clinical advice regarding complex patients.
  • To provide specialist clinical assessment and intervention for highly complex patients as required.
  • To work with the patient safety lead in supporting an audit plan in the appropriate clinical area and participate in research as appropriate, to inform future service development.
  • To ensure services continue to develop in line with Trust transformation programmes and the SCFT Clinical Strategy.
  • To develop key partnerships, working to ensure effective whole system working, through effective communication and networking with other disciplines and by working across professional boundaries.
  • To act as deputy to the line manager and professional lead if required.


About us

Our Podiatry service has excellent opportunities for you to put your acquired skills or experience into practice and join Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. This is your opportunity to become part of one of our largest teams who are working together to use and develop a wide range of skills and knowledge to support our patients holistically.

We have:
  • Positive 2022 NHS Staff Survey results
  • The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates our quality of services as good with outstanding features
  • Stunning locations in Sussex, surrounded by the South Downs and the coast
  • A great working environment in the community, in patients' homes and our community hospitals
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Flexible working options, including job sharing, annualised hours, career breaks, parental leave and adoption leave
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces


Job description

Job responsibilities

Our service provides expert Podiatric care to patients who are at moderate or high risk of developing complications and those with active ulceration. These patients are often complex and your excellent clinical skills will be put to good use to supporting their care, enabling them to remain in their homes without the need for acute or emergency admission and helping them to remain mobile and active.

Key Responsibilities:

- To retain own clinical competency to carry out assessment, treatment, rehab interventions and to contribute to timely discharge where appropriate, particularly for highly complex patients.

- To use advanced knowledge, skills and expertise to facilitate and drive future service development.

- To work with Professional Leads to ensure delivery of evidenced based clinical practice.

- To facilitate the delivery of a robust clinical supervision structure is in place in line with Trust policy.

- To ensure all staff work to appropriate competency frameworks and manage performance of individuals through the appraisal and supervision process.

- To work collaboratively with other leads to facilitate effective operational management of allocated services.

- To ensure the service functions within financial constraints through collaborative working with the budget holders, and to contribute to the annual business planning process.

- To ensure effective delegation as per Trust guidelines and to support the implementation of new clinical initiatives.

- To manage own caseload of complex cases within defined clinical area.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional qualification such as a degree or equivalent in podiatry
  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a podiatrist
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate courses/ CPD and reflective practice relevant to clinical speciality
  • Evidence of a range of clinical competencies appropriate for the role
  • Evidence of leadership education/ development or a willingness to undertake this.


Desirable

  • Post Registration qualification or training to Masters level or equivalent and experience


Experience

Essential

  • Significant postgraduate experience
  • Expert clinician and able to demonstrate credibility
  • Relevant managerial experience
  • Significant experience of supervision provision
  • Significant experience of working in the clinical setting
  • Significant experience providing clinical leadership to a team
  • Experience of managing a multi-professional team/ collaborative working
  • Experience of delivering quality improvement and productivity
  • Evidence of active participation in audit and clinically relevant research


Desirable

  • Experience of administering or managing a budget


Skillls & Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrate expertise within clinical area underpinned by theory and significant experience
  • Use of advanced reasoning and assessment skills demonstrated in knowledge and experience shown in a wide range of approaches to treatments, management of conditions and situations
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership and ability to empower others in practice/ delegate to others
  • Knowledge of clinical governance, risk management and clinical audit
  • IT skills, with the ability to use a number of databases, excel, word and internet
  • Excellent written communication skills with an ability to negotiate and manage conflict
  • Current knowledge of local and national policies informing health and social care
  • Demonstrates an ability to draw information from a range of sources in order to make a contribution to service development
  • Demonstrates leadership in practice/ Demonstrates an ability to apply research to practice
  • Demonstrates ability to reflect and learn from situations
  • Demonstrates competency in a range of clinical skills
  • Demonstrates a commitment of life-long learning and development with documented evidence of CPD / skill sharing and developing staff competencies
  • Demonstrates an ability to identify and manage difficult situations and act appropriately to obtain support
  • Identifies difficulties as challenges and works with others to identify solutions
  • Use of advanced clinical reasoning demonstrated in knowledge and experience shown in a wide range of approaches to treatments and management of conditions


Other Requirements

Essential

  • Ability to travel - has driving licence and car available for work purposes.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Crawley hospital

West green drive

Crawley

RH11 7DH

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