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Senior Inpatient Podiatrist - Diabetic Foot Clinic

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per Annum including inner london HCAS
Closing date
20 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Diabetes Foot Clinic at St George's Hospital, London, is welcoming applications for an experienced podiatrist to join our developing inpatient service and multidisciplinary team (MDT).

This inpatient post offers an interesting and exciting opportunity for a podiatrist to become part of a forward thinking and proactive Diabetes Foot Team. The team provides open access care to patients from across South West London who present with limb-threating or life-threatening diabetic foot problems.

The successful candidate will work alongside other senior podiatrists to support the management of the diabetic foot service within the hospital while providing mentorship to junior podiatrists. Applicants must demonstrate suitable post registration experience in diabetes foot care and advanced specialist knowledge of podiatry and wound care in relation to management of the high-risk patient. This post requires an advanced level of understanding for patients living with diabetes, knowledge and experience in clinical governance, audit, risk management, safeguarding, duty of candour and evidence based practice.

We happily encourage any informal enquiries or visits

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to manage an inpatient caseload whilst supporting colleagues with timely patient assessment to help avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and reduce length of stay, where possible. The role has a considerable clinical component including the regular use of advanced wound care therapies whilst providing integrated MDT reviews to patients with complex diabetes related foot conditions. The post holder will play a leading role in the Diabetes Foot MDT, working alongside consultants, nursing teams, microbiology, radiology, pharmacy, psychologists, and ward teams to ensure best practice and outcomes for our patients. The successful candidate will be expected to support the outpatient department and display good communication and presentation skills to allow effective and efficient interaction with colleagues, GPs, and community partners, enabling appropriate and successful discharge for a positive patient journey.

This role also provides the opportunity to review and develop the inpatient service with a focus on referral pathways, the further advancement of clinical involvement with renal, vascular, and acute medicine teams, clinical audit, and research.

About us

With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description for more details on the main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification



  • Health promotion and Biomechanics
  • Effective patient and MDT communication
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Creative and innovative approach to development
  • Problem solving skills


  • Experience of conflict management
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically appraise
  • Excellent clinical leadership skills



  • Experienced in the provision of high risk treatments & diabetic assessments
  • Broad spectrum of clinical experience
  • Experience in managing and appraising staff
  • Experience of clinical audit & evaluation
  • Experience of managing change


  • Experienced in advanced diagnostic & wound management techniques
  • Experience of recruitment

Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC Registered Podiatrist (DPodM or BSc)
  • Experience at specialist level
  • Post graduate education / CPD in the Diabetes Field
  • Involvement in training teaching


  • Working towards MSc qualification or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's Hospital

Blackshaw road


SW17 0QT

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