Senior Podiatrist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Southend on sea
Depending on experience dependant on experience
Closing date
11 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for a fixed term contract for 6 months to cover a secondment( with option to extend) a .088 WTE /34 hours a week enthusiastic,motivated and innovative band 6 Podiatrist to join our progressive and developing team. The post involves working across the trust area from Southend in the East to Grays and Brentwood in the West.

We would welcome applications from Podiatrists with clinical experience at band 5 for at least 1 year post grad ( if working within the NHS having passed their probationary period).

Your clinical work would be at a variety of clinics and include domicillary visits so a car driver /owner is essential to this role with flexibility a requirement to meet the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will undertake NP assessments, Diabetes care, wound care, Nail Surgery and Musculoskeletal Podiatry delivering the service to patients with a range of clinical needs.

The post would provide opportunity to develop skills in all of these areas once induction period completed. Some of these would be on a rotational basis.

We value our staff and support with an induction programme, appraisal, supervision and CPD with all staff having a designated mentor, encouraging enhancement of clinical and professional skills as part of their personal development plan.

Our Podiatrists are actively involved in a clinical educator

programme with the University of East London, so supervision of students is required.

We have close links with hospital MDT teams and we are part of the National Diabetes Audit.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • NHS discounts for staff
  • Excellent Training facilities and opportunities
  • Buying and Selling annual leave scheme
  • The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work
  • Day One Flexible Employer

The Trust supports and actively encourages flexible working for all employees. We offer many options and you are encouraged to ask the recruiting manager what is possible for this role. If appointed, you will have the opportunity to apply for a flexible working request from the first day of your employment

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description

Job responsibilities

All applicants must hold a degree or diploma in Podiatric medicine and a Certificate for local Anaesthesia and be registered with the HCPC.

You would need to be able to demonstrate an ongoing CPD record.

Post is subject to Enhanced DBS disclosure.

Computer skills are necessary.

Please read the attached Job description and Person Specification for further details.

Person Specification



  • Registered with HCPC
  • Car diver/ owner


  • Diabetic foot module
  • Experience of wound care
  • Smart card/ experience of S1

Clinical experience


  • previous experience

Employer details

Employer name

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust


Kingsley centre

42-82 Southchurch Road

Southend on sea


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