Specialist Podiatrist

Solent NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a podiatrist interested in training as a specialist Podiatrist? Are you enthusiastic, motivated, and have excellent communication skills? We want to hear from you!

Clinically we are looking for specialist podiatrists with the ability to demonstrate a high level of expertise and knowledge in at least one of the following areas : At Risk foot, MSK & Nail surgery. Your role will involve provision of expert specialist assessment, treatment and advice for patients with foot disease affecting the foot and ankle who may have acute, complex and/or chronic presentations. You will preferably have up-to-date IRMER training with knowledge of infection management, offloading and indications for further tests and investigations. You should have a proven track record of clinical experience and CPD in these areas.

Main duties of the job

*Working with patients with diabetic, rheumatoid, vascular foot disease or complex pain (both acute and chronic) commonly at the acute stage on a daily basis to maximise improvement through high levels of technical skill and behaviour change management.

*Undertake a range of wound assessment, complex MSK assessments and management including debridement, casting techniques, advanced and innovative wound care practice, x-ray and prescribing/influencing medication relating to disease control (i.e. Diabetes, Rheumatoid disease) , antibiotic therapy, orthotic management, advanced and innovative diagnostic practice, x-ray and influencing medication relating to pain management

*Working with teams and individuals to influence the type and quality of care provided across the risk foot and MSK pathway

*Work alongside and receive referrals from other health professionals to agree care plans to prevent/manage podiatric conditions.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • BSc Podiatry/equivalent
  • Full HCPC registration
  • CPD Portfolio
  • Driving licence
  • Member of Professional Body
  • IRMER Qualification
  • Post Graduate training



  • Experience in At Risk Foot / offloading / clinical assessment
  • Evidence in working with other professionals

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Solent NHS Trust


Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre

William Macleod Way



SO16 4XE

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