Band 7 Advanced Wound Care Podiatrist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Fixed Term Contract - 9-12 months maternity cover

We are looking for an advanced wound care podiatrist cover a maternity vacancy in support of the podiatry department and acute foot multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver specialist foot care as part of the MDT at the Royal Free Hospital.

Main duties of the job

The acute foot MDT comprises diabetes, vascular, infectious diseases and podiatry treating complex and acute foot conditions. Treating and triaging patients into the defined clinical pathways both internally and externally will be a key component within the post holder's role. Advanced wound care techniques are part of regular care.

The successful candidate is required to be able demonstrate Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and person specification. Post registration experience in diabetes, vascular disease and other acute foot conditions is a must. Candidates should be highly motivated, should have the ability to cope with and manage clinical emergencies, and positively manage stress in a busy and demanding environment.

This post also requires high level of understanding in clinical governance, audit, risk management, safeguarding, duty of candour and evidence-based practice. If you believe you meet the criteria of the person specification and would like to join the Royal Free at this time, we would be interested in receiving your application.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • oDemonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • oBSc Degree in Podiatric Medicine or Diploma (if qualified prior to 1992)
  • oHealth Professions Council (HPC) registration
  • oCertificate in local anaesthesia
  • oEvidence or portfolio of post-graduate continued development


  • oEvidence of study or intention to study to masters level qualification
  • oNon-Medical Prescribing qualification



  • oExperience of working at a band 6 level or above in an acute hospital setting with a high risk caseload
  • oExperience of multidisciplinary and interagency working
  • oExperience of working with a wide range of patient and disease/pathology types including the at-risk and high-risk foot and neurovascular tests
  • oExperience of acute and chronic at risk wound care management
  • oAwareness/experience of setting & maintaining clinical standards and clinical audit
  • oEvidence of contribution to change within the workplace
  • oUnderstanding of role of podiatry within current evolving health environment
  • oPrevious experience of junior staff & student supervision/ clinical education
  • oActively involved in teaching to the multidisciplinary team


  • oEvidence of presentation of own research/project work

Skills and aptitudes


  • oCore skills in Podiatry, knowledge of acute foot conditions and wound management
  • oAbility to undertake intricate work in using sensitive diagnostic tools and a range of surgical instruments. e.g in the management and debridement of poor tissue viability wounds and nail surgery
  • oKnowledge of recent developments in the profession
  • oKnowledge and understanding of the NICE Diabetes guidelines and NSF in diabetes
  • oPositive attitude to change
  • oExcellent time management and organisational skills
  • oAbility to work within Trust policies, including clinical governance, data protection, equal opportunities, and health and safety, to meet the differing needs of the patient
  • oTo manage stressful situations by remaining calm, objective and professional at all times
  • oAble to carry out concurrent activities (multi-tasking) and work in an unpredictable working pattern
  • oTo be proactive in service development, liaising closely with the MDT in order to promote clinical excellence
  • oCompetent IT skills including use of internet, email and word processing


  • oGood presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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