B7 Advanced Podiatrist (Diabetes & Wound care)

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated podiatrist to join our team, working in a vibrant and multi-cultural community, where there is a high incidence of diabetes.

We welcome applications from clinicians currently working at band 6 or 7. Ideally you will have at least two years' experience of managinga caseload of High Risk and Active Ulcer Diabetic foot patients and have good knowledge of diabetic wound management

We provide high quality podiatric care and diabetes foot protection for those individuals at risk of developing serious foot health complications. The aim of the service is to prevent avoidable amputations and reduce unplanned emergency care or hospital admission.

Main duties of the job

As an Advanced Podiatrist you will take a leading role within the team, applying specialist knowledge and skills to the diagnosis, assessment and management of complex patients. You will provide evidence-based care for patients with diabetes, presenting with moderate to high-risk foot needs, including active ulceration and potential foot emergencies.

You will implement clinically safe treatment packages within service resource and support waiting lists safely. You will also keep excellent and timely clinical records.

The role requires autonomous working within the multidisciplinary team and to step up to secondary care Diabetes Foot MDT clinic as required to optimise patients' outcomes and to ensure safe effective care

Provision of diabetes foot health education and support for self-management in patients with complex needs is central to the role, as is the support of less experienced staff through clinical supervision and leadership.

You will be responsible for a defined population of service users across the Trust including community clinics and domiciliary and hospital settings.

About us

Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It's personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It's the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible. Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job. It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services.

In 2018, we were named'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction'by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards. In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.

We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users.

Infection Control

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached supporting information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification



  • experience of managing a caseload of high risk diabetes foot


  • experience of clinical supervision and appraisal of others
  • experience of team leadership



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including accurate record keeping
  • Good organisational skills, to manage own caseload and workload of others


  • Previous use of SystmOne



  • oEvidence of Continued Professional Development. Particularly in the specialism of Diabetes and wound care
  • oKnowledge of clinical governance, Incident reporting, investigation and action plans


  • oKnowledge of NICE guidance and NSF relating to Diabetes



  • oDegree Podiatry
  • oHCPC Registered
  • oDriver with Access to car for work


  • oPost graduate qualification in diabetes foot

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

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust


Hounslow Community



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