Working to HCPC and CNWL Trust standards and values, as a Band 5 Podiatrist you will be a valued member of the Podiatry team. You will provide high-quality care to a diverse range of podiatry patients, with varying co-morbidities, in a range of settings. You will undertake a clinical rotation as part of your induction and will be supported by annual appraisal, regular supervision and direct access to your line manager.
On satisfactory completion of an agreed set of competencies and trust preceptorship, the post holders will be promoted to a Band 6 post. We anticipate this taking between 6 and 18 months, depending on the applicant. These posts will then be incorporated into our current, Band 6 Rotation, programme, and there may be an opportunity to link this rotation with other health professionals. Although fully supported, if the applicant is unable to complete the competencies within the period of 18 months, they will remain at a Band 5.Main duties of the job
Due to increased demands and more complex community health needs, the opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified/Band 5 Podiatrist to join our team.
We are seeking a new team member to join our patient-centred, progressive team and support us to deliver high quality Podiatry to our local population in the London Borough of Ealing.
The successful applicant must be motivated to learn and develop due to the increased complexities of patients but will be fully supported on this through clinical and management supervision.
The role will primarily be treating patients with moderate/high risk foot/wound needs and supporting nail surgery clinics and MSK Biomechanics clinics.About us
CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond.We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.
The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings Job descriptionJob responsibilities
1. To work in accordance with the College of Podiatry and Health and Care Professions Council Code of Professional Conduct including scope of professional practice.
2. To be responsible for the assessment diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of Podiatric care to a variety of patients with a wide range of clinical needsincluding patients with Diabetes Chronic Neuropathy Chronic disease e.g. RheumatoidArthritis Vascular problems, Terminally ill patients and patients with Physically/MentalHealth/Learning Difficulties
3. To be responsible for the assessment of new patients with subsequent production ofindividual care packages and provision of the appropriate footcare education advice to patients.
4. To have the ability to use the decision making process to identify when patients require the intervention of other professional and/or departmental specialist areas by following agreed departmental referral pathways e.g. acute wound care/biomechanics.
5. To identify risk factors and categorise patients into appropriate risk banding. To refer to specialist services as required and be responsible for the production of temporary insoles.
6. To perform diabetic assessment review clinics where duties will include: providing a comprehensive annual review assessment to including sensory, vascular analysis and biomechanical assessment
7. To participate in the departmental nail surgery.
8. To have highly developed physical skills, precision hand/eye co-ordination which involves highly skilled debridement techniques of acute/chronic, neuropathic and ischaemic wounds, often for long periods.
9. Care will be provided mainly in a range of primary care settings, involving working on your own in community clinics, patients homes and nursing/care/residential homes for the elderly.
10. To have the capability to move and handle patients who may be immobile, wheelchair or bed-bound often in confined spaces.
11. To be actively involved in the provision of Foot Health Education advice to patients, relatives and carers.
12. To be actively involved in the development and implementation of Departmental policies and procedures.
13. To be responsible for the maintenance and security of stock.
14. To be flexible and provide cover for other Podiatrists at short notice or during periods of absence.
15. To follow departmental Policies Procedures and Guidelines but have the discretion to make own clinical diagnosis and decisions within professional boundaries.
16: Lead on a specific area for team development i.e. safeguarding, infection control, health and safety and first aid etc
17: Will hold a domiciliary caseload to manage and arrange.
18: Will support any audits/research/quality improvement projects in the team
For full list please see the JD.Person SpecificationEducation & QualificationsEssential
- BSc Degree In Podiatry/Podiatric Medicine with local anaesthesia
- Registration with the Health Professions Council
- Working towards or an interest in completing post-graduate Diabetes qualifications e.g Foot in Diabetes Module, Lower Limb at Risk Module etc.
- Experience of multidisciplinary and interagency working
- Understanding of holistic approach to patient care and disease / pathology types including the at-risk and high-risk foot
- Experience of working with a diverse population
- Experience of clinical supervision/mentoring
- Experience of service development
- Knowledge of podiatric theory and practice
- Knowledge of HCPC code of conduct
- Awareness of Equality and diversity in practice
- Understanding of Clinical Governance -theory
- Up-to-date knowledge of clinical issues and treatment development
- To undertake a comprehensive Podiatric assessment and thorough record keeping
- Knowledge of audit and risk assessment
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Organisational and planning skills to manage your own work time
- IT Skills including use of Internet, e-mail and word processing
- Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with patients, carers and relatives remaining sensitive, compassionate and empathetic
- Act in ways that support equality and diversity
Central and North West London NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Mattock Lane Health centre
78 Mattock Lane
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