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Specialist Podiatrist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Podiatrist to join our team within Mid Nottingham Team based at Newark Hospital.

1 x WTE Band 6 - Specialist Podiatrist

Post holder, ideally having previous experience of treating patients with wound care/high risk foot conditions.

Core Podiatry Hours 8.30 - 4.30 pm

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust offer a wide variety of opportunities with a podiatric surgery department, community based foot protection team, musculoskeletal team and diabetic multidisciplinary foot teams within Nottinghamshire University Hospitals. The role will include working across a variety of community and domiciliary settings, providing foot health management across varied clinical sites. You must have the ability, means and willingness to travel between multiple sites to carry out duties.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

As a member ofNottinghamshire Podiatry Servicesyou would have the opportunity to -
  • Work in a variety of clinical settings within the Nottinghamshire area, both domiciliary, clinical and hospital settings.
  • Nottinghamshire provides quality care to patients on a needs-based service.
  • As a member of the team you would be expected to provide assessment, diagnosis and implementation of individual treatment plans for patients, and discharge following a set criteria and an opportunity to be involved within nail surgery rotations.
  • All applicants will have full and current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and hold a Degree or Diploma in Podiatric Medicine and a certificate for Local Anaesthesia.
  • An annual appraisal and personal development plan.
  • You will be provided with peer support, continued professional development and regular clinical supervision.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

To be part of a highly motivated team, yet working independently in both clinical and domiciliary settings, providing a high quality of clinical care.

To provide advanced assessment, and implement individualised care programmes for patients with a wide variety of clinical needs, including acute or chronic, neuropathies, chronic diseases, vascular problems, wound management, MSK and Nail Surgery.

The post holder musthave a specialist interest in high risk patients with previous experience of managing complex patients with multiple complex clinical needs.

You will work under the supervision of the clinical lead and other team members. Actively participating within specialist professional advisory groups and podiatry promotional events.

You will be expected to plan and manage a caseload of high risk patients.

Instruct clients and carers, providing direction and guidance on a range of Podiatry interventions independently.

To assist colleagues with challenging clients or those with complex needs who require more than one person to treat.

To use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with clients, relatives and carers. This will include clients who may have difficulties in understanding or with barriers to communication.

To provide administrative support to the Department duties e.g. maintaining stock levels and patient appointment bookings.

Participate in supervising newly qualified podiatrist and podiatry assistant and actively participate in their preceptorship.

Person Specification



  • NHS Podiatry experience
  • Experience of team working
  • Experience in a range of clinical settings


  • Previous experience of using electronic patient records systems



  • Ability to work autonomously, with sound clinical reasoning
  • Able to work as a team player, and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of the public and health and care providers, both verbal and written including the ability to write letters and maintain patient records


  • Experience working with high risk patients/wound care



  • Knowledge of UK NHS Podiatry services
  • Understanding of relevant NHS Policy


  • Aware of wider NHS issues
  • Must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of core trust values and be able to articulate in practice



  • BSc/Podiatry or equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered
  • POM-A and POM-S annotation


  • Relevant Post Graduate training/qualification in specialism within podiatry
  • IT qualification
  • Member of the Royal College of Podiatry



  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post, however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Newark Hospital

Boundary Road


NG24 4DE

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