Senior Podiatrist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year Per annum, inc HCA
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Band 6 - Senior Podiatrist

The Foot Health Service in Newham is based in The University of East London, Stratford campus. We are recruiting Band 6 Podiatrists. We welcome applications from NHS and non-NHS podiatrists.

You will be seeking a role as a Podiatrist where you can use and develop your skills and knowledge across the full range of our services. You are self-motivated and motivated by others to provide excellent patient-centred care, and are looking for an opportunity to further develop your career and be a team member.

We have a fruitful and strong culture of collaborative working with Vascular services, GPs, Diabetologists, District Nursing and Tissue Viability Services, and Therapy services.

The Foot Health Service provides a range of clinical services within the community, hospital, patient and nursing home settings. You will be enthusiastic to undertake a rotation into Nail Surgery, MSK, High Risk Foot, Triage and other specialised clinics, to hone your skills and put them into daily practice to increase our efficiency and effectiveness in all settings and clinics and better manage patient care.

You are self-motivated and motivated by others, to provide excellent evidence-based, patient-centred care, and are seeking to develop your clinical knowledge, experience, and, of course, your career.

Main duties of the job

We base our care on a Short -Term Treatment Plan management approach, team working, clear communication and holistic care. This is supported by our Trust values.
  • To provide podiatry treatment in a variety of clinical settings.
  • Following assessment, refer the patient to appropriate specialist services as required
  • Responsible for evaluating outcomes and develop treatment appropriately.
  • To meet Trust and Professional standards of care and documentation.

  • To be able to assess the level of risk involved in assessment and treatment to ensure self and patient safety

    About us

    The Foot Health Service is made up of friendly and supportive staff who all work to provide the best care they can for service users. We have a strong work ethic and ensure that we communicate well as a team.

    You will receive timely training and development opportunities and receive clinical and management supervision from Highly Specialist Podiatrists. You will provide peer support and advice to team members. You will supervise podiatry and nursing students.

    We welcome your ideas for your personal development and our service development. We will agree achievable annual objectives with you, and monitor and appraise your success with you, and this will be supported by your personal development plan.

    As an employer ELFT is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees, job applicants and service users.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    • Responsible for assessment and treatment of a range of patients ensuring full patient/carer involvement and consent in goal setting to develop individual treatment plans to meet their podiatric need.
    • To undertake comprehensive yearly foot screening including assessment of neurological, vascular and biomechanical status enabling risk status to be determined using appropriate care pathway.
    • Following assessment, refer the patient to appropriate specialist services as required
    • Responsible for evaluating outcomes and develop treatment appropriately.
    • To communicate effectively with patients and carers to take a relevant medical history, to obtain diagnostic information and to implement treatment plans with sufficient explanation to ensure informed consent.
    • To use complex communication skills e.g. empathy, persuasion, motivation in difficult circumstances for patients in pain, distress and vulnerable circumstances.
    • Have the ability to diffuse conflict in confrontational/stressful situations
    • To overcome barriers to communication e.g. language, sensory deficits, learning disabilities, anxiety, anger.
    • Patients appointments occur in clinics, Nursing Homes or their homes and you will be required to assess the environments for safety of both the patient and yourself.
    • To be able to perform risk assessments and to manage clinical risk within own patient caseload
    • To be able to assess the level of risk involved in assessment and treatment to ensure self and patient safety.
    • Risk stratification of patients
    • Neurovascular assessment and treatment planning based on clinical assessment
    • To refer to other agencies as indicated from assessment.
    • To provide written clinical reports as required e.g. to doctors, solicitors, education, benefit agencies and other professionals.
    • To meet Trust and Professional standards of care and documentation.
    • To be responsible for maintaining a high standard of clinical records in line with local Trust policy and in line with the standards of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
    • Line-management of junior staff involving regular supervision, yearly appraisals.
    • To identify own training/educational needs as part of the supervision and appraisal process.
    • Attains and maintains an agreed level of expertise through ongoing training and development.
    • To assist with the supervision of students and junior staff when required to do so.
    • To actively participate in the professional development programme of the Podiatry Department.
    • To inspire others and encourage them to seek advice and solutions to problems.
    • To challenge others to take an active part in developing knowledge, ideas and work practice.
    • To promote the service and disseminate good practice both internal and external to the Trust.
    • To adhere to and apply the Health and Care Professions Councils (HCPC) standards of proficiency, Standards of conduct, performance and ethics, and The Royal College of Podiatry code of conduct and all other relevant guidance from the HCPC and the Trust. To be professionally accountable and responsible for all aspects of own work
    • To ensure own continued professional development including attending relevant postgraduate training.
    • To keep an up to date Personal Development Plan and Professional Development Portfolio.
    • As part of the wider podiatry service take part in training of student podiatrists and basic grade podiatrists as necessary ensuring that evidence based practice is disseminated.

    Person Specification

    Education/ Qualification/ Training


    • Degree in Podiatry
    • Evidence of current registration with the HCPC
    • Certificate in Local Anaesthesia
    • Post-graduate courses evidenced in CPD portfolio



    • Evidence of diagnostic skills to manage and assess foot pathologies
    • Experience in specialist clinics including Nail Surgery, MSK and High Risk ulcer clinics
    • 18 months post-graduate clinical experience

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