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Podiatry MSK & Team Lead

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Brierley Hill, Dudley
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Podiatrist to join the team at The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust. You will demonstrate a high level of knowledge in MSK and leadership skills, developing the MSK service and providing the best patient experience.

You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, be able to work alone and as part of the multi-disciplinary team. Carrying your own clinical caseload you will be able to provide assessment and treatment for patients presenting with complex musculoskeletal pathologies.

Working along side the leadership team you will be responsible for managing daily service issues and developing the service.

You will provide clinical leadership to the MSK clinical pathway and take responsibility in educating colleagues and training staff with your specialist knowledge and be the main contact for expert advice and support. You will be an excellent communicator, positive, encouraging and forward thinking.

This clinical lead role is an excellent and unique opportunity to develop your clinical leadership skills within the community setting.

This role falls under the Government mandatory requirement of vaccination against coronavirus. Unless you are medically exempt, the Trust will be required to ensure that you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. To be considered for this role you must be able to evidence that you have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccination or that you are medically exempt.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide management and clinical leadership in the delivery of the Podiatry Service in the Musculoskeletal field (MSK). The role will be to undertake the management of the specialist team including monitoring workloads, clinic diary management, delegating duties, mentoring and formally appraising staff within the team.

The post holder will manage a caseload of client's complex needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions within the community settings. To also liaise with the wider multidisciplinary teams.

The post holder will be expected to exercise a high degree of personal professional autonomy and make critical judgments to satisfy the expectations and demands of the role, within a defined framework.

The post holder will be expected work at an advanced clinical level with advanced clinical skills within their level of competence and to work flexibly as part of the team. The post holder will be required to develop specialist skills allowing for requesting of diagnostic imaging, blood investigations and the delivery of injection therapy interventions, with a chance of developing their area of specialism.

This role will include leading and support teaching, audit and research project within the speciality, and ensure adherence to appropriate competencies, in order to evaluate, improve and maintain service delivery.

About us

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of excellent health care, improved health for all. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

Dudley Group offer many opportunities for our staff to develop and grow within their roles through our Learning & OD department. These include topics such as communication, wellbeing, team development, cultural competency, and values, plus much more. For those in a Management/Leadership role, there are additional programmes to support you to develop the skills you need. These include our Managers Essentials Programme and a Leadership Programme that all managers will attend as part of your Dudley Managers Induction. Our Learning Prospectus is a great way to discover the details behind what's available for you here at The Dudley Group.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person Specification



  • BSc (hons) Podiatric Degree (or equivalent - eg. Diploma in Podiatric Medicine)
  • Local Anesthesia Certificate
  • HCPC registration
  • Prescription only medicines certificate


  • MSc Clinical Biomechanics
  • Qualification in advanced therapy such as acupuncture/ guided steroid injection therapy
  • Current IMER Training/experience of making referrals for diagnostic radiography investigations
  • None Medical Prescribing Certificate
  • Corticosteroid injection certificate

Knowlddge and Training


  • Sufficient rounded professional experience, including treatment of the 'at risk' foot
  • Extensive post Graduate knowledge of Biomechanics and MSK Conditions and ability to first line assess, diagnose and treat/manage these conditions
  • Knowledge of Metabolic, Vascular and Neurological conditions and ability to assess, diagnose and treat/manage these conditions
  • Evidence of continuing professional development commensurate post graduate experience.
  • Ability to prescribe insoles and chair side orthotics
  • Progressive Clinical practice - effective analysis and decision making, and specialist Podiatric Skills managing Wound Care/orthotics
  • Evidence of relevant Post Graduate experience
  • Up to date with broad clinical and political professional developments
  • Up to date with broad clinical and political professional developments



  • Experience of diagnostic skills to manage and assess foot pathologies both in at risk foot and MSK.
  • Awareness of current NHS trends and policies, including clinical governance, NICE guidelines and NSF's
  • Experience in undertaking risk assessments
  • Awareness of health and Safety
  • Appreciation of good record keeping
  • Experience of peer, student & Junior supervision
  • Ability to supervise/mentor students and junior/less experienced members of the team


  • Evidence of advanced clinical practice in area of speciality at Masters level
  • Evidence of MDT working
  • Experience in consultant led clinics
  • Experience in assisting in leading service developments

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Brierley Hill Health & Social Care Centre

Venture Way

Brierley Hill, Dudley


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