Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
Herne Bay
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Band 5 Specialist Podiatrist to work within Kent Community Health NHSFoundation TrustThe post holder is required to have excellent clinical skills to deliver a range of Podiatrytreatments for patients in Kent.The post holder will work with the local team to ensure service provisions within the team are runeffectively and efficiently.A comprehensive corporate induction programme is given at the commencement of employment.As well as this the Podiatry Department offers its own preceptorship package covering all aspectsof peer review, clinical supervision, support and mentoring. A Competency programmes is usedfor staff to ensure all work is to a high clinical standard which can lead to future opportunities forcareer development into a chosen specialist area which can be supported within the service.The Department embraces the use of new ways of working using virtual consultations, WoundMatrix and Rio for clinical documentation.The service is delivered in Community Clinics, Health Centres, GP surgeries, Acute and CommunityHospital Sites, Prisons and patient's own home. All staff are given the opportunity to get involvedin a wide variety and scope of practice. If you are looking for a challenging post and want todeliver the best podiatry care for your patients then this post will be ideal for you.

Post will be based within the Canterbury Coastal area covering Canterbury, Sturry, Herne Bay, Whitstable and Faversham and surrounding area's

Main duties of the job

This role is for a highly motivated and professional HCPC registered podiatrist with graduateclinical experience to provide high quality podiatric care for patients with pathological footconditions and those individuals at risk of developing serious foot health complications.The post holder is required to have excellent diagnostic and clinical skills to deliver a range ofpodiatry treatments including biomechanical interventions and wound care for patients in Kent.

The Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive health and wellbeing support package to all staff.What KENT has to offer -https://www.takeadifferentview.co.uk/What our staff say about us --https://www.takeadifferentview.co.uk/community-podiatry-in-kent/The clinician will effectively record all patient interventions, offer support, advice and guidance toBand 5 podiatrists, podiatry assistants, students and administration staff wherever they areworking. The post holder must work effectively as part of the podiatry team/department and usegood communication skills at all times.This role will develop the clinician with the qualities required for treatment planning, assessment,diagnosis, implementation and evaluation of podiatric care to a variety of patients.Supporting personal and people development by engaging in own supervision and appraisalprocess, demonstrating commitment to continuous professional development

About us

One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values Compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.

We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer

Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Our career pathways will help you achieve your aspirations

Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know so they can help you with this.

All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 21st December 2023.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in Podiatric Medicine HCPC registration Diabetic Foot Module or willingness to successfully complete.
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Completion of post-graduate 'induction' training



  • Proven record of providing high quality podiatric care for high risk patients and using biomechanical skills to provide effective chair side and prescribed orthotics



  • Clinical Governance and professional standards Health & Safety roles and responsibilities for clinical practice



  • Highly developed manual dexterity and clinical skills
  • Ability to provide clear, concise written and verbal information to colleagues, patients and external contacts Interpersonal
  • skills to work effectively within a team
  • Ability to work alone and under pressure if required
  • Computer literacy to enable use of email/inputting accurate patient records at speed



  • Self-motivated Reliability and commitment to work
  • Able to be assertive when giving unwelcome information
  • Good attention to detail
  • Flexible in dealing with different personalities to enable patient compliance with treatment plans



  • Excellent time management
  • Good planning skills
  • Able to take responsibility for own workload on a day to day basis and work autonomously
  • Able to travel to a variety of sites at short notice

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital

Herne Bay


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