Specialist Podiatrist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent full time (37.5 hours per week) Band 6 position within the Manchester Local Care Organisation for a podiatrist to join the MSK podiatry team in North Manchester. We are looking for a forward-thinking MSK podiatrist with a minimum of 2 years post graduate experience to provide MSK management plans to both adults and children and also to the high risk patient

The successful candidate will work in the clinics across the North sector of the MLCO in hospitals, clinics and the community.

The applicant will need to demonstrate excellent communication and clinical skills and work in an integrated manner with both the high risk and MSK podiatry teams in North Manchester. There is a large caseload of high-risk patients who require management of complex foot conditions, this would include involvement in the manufacturing of offloading devices to manage and prevent deterioration of foot related conditions.

There will also be an element of other clinics such as wound care, nail surgery and domiciliary care.

A car owner driver is essential.

There is a podiatry laboratory at the local health centre which can produce a range of devices and orthotics.

Main duties of the job

To work in clinics, health centres, residential and nursing homes, day centres, in the patient's own home and on occasion in the acute sector.

To actively manage patient treatment programmes in line with care planning and discharge guidelines.

With 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 referral pathways.

To conduct nail surgery and undertake a minimum of 20 procedures under supervision is not already proficient in this procedure.

To participate in the specialist rotation placements in areas such as diabetes, patho-mechanics, vascular etc.

To arrange for the provision of podiatry orthoses, pressure relieving insoles and shoe inserts where appropriate.

To be responsible for the day to day planning of personal workloads for clinics, for the completion of home visits and for visits to residential and nursing homes.

To be flexible and provide cover for other podiatrists at short notice or during periods of absence.

Complete all necessary administrative duties associated with the post.

Any other duties as required by the department.

Comply with all Trust Policies, guidelines and procedures.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at resourcing@mft.nhs.uk.

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • BSc Degree or equivalent in Podiatry
  • HCPC Registration
  • Certificate in Local Anaethesia


  • Relevant MSc modules
  • Other qualification in MSK



  • Relevant post graduation experience
  • Specialist MSK knowledge
  • Management of complex patient


  • Expereince managing high risk patients
  • Experience in off-loading



  • Organisational Skills
  • IT Skill


  • Research & Audit



  • Relevant National Guidance & Resources
  • Current NHS & Local Agenda


  • Specialist knowledge in MSK Rheumatology



  • Motivated
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites
  • Interested in Continuing Professional Development

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Newton Heath Health Centre


M40 2JF

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