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MSK Podiatrist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, flexible and highly motivated podiatrist to join our progressive team with a key focus on providing musculoskeletal (MSK) podiatry. You will be involved in the assessment and planning of individual patient care, together with orthotic provision, and work both independently and as part of a team, so good diagnostic, communication and team building skills are essential.

The successful candidate will also be involved in diabetic foot protection clinics and the acute diabetic foot multidisciplinary team together with wound care management. There are opportunities to take part in nail surgery, audit and service development initiatives. We also support patients and services through education talks.

You will work alongside experienced podiatrists and encouraged in your professional development. Indeed, we are committed to CPD and promoting evidence-based practice and a high standard of care throughout the service. We offer an individual training fund, regular 1:1 clinical supervision meetings, peer review and in-house CPD to support the development of our staff.

You will have excellent established clinical skills and experience of treating patients with a wide variety of podiatric MSK and long-term conditions, especially those with high-risk clinical needs, and there is an emphasis on wound management. Our aim is to deliver excellent quality care to patients in order to maintain mobility and independence.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess, diagnose, develop and implement treatment plans for patients with MSK lower limb and foot pathology.
  • To manufacture orthoses.
  • Manage own clinic caseload and appointments.
  • To provide an efficient, effective and consistent high quality treatment to the patient in a range of different clinical settings.
  • To work as an autonomous clinician using clinical reasoning and decision making skills to determine how to best achieve positive clinical outcomes for patients.
  • To be aware of one's own scope of practice and to refer to peers/ other professionals as necessary.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

As a Trust, our footprint spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities.

- We function as a unified team, placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

- Our 7,000+ workforce is skilled and diverse, with a deep commitment to ongoing staff development. We offer customised training, leadership pathways, and a plethora of career opportunities.

- We respect and listen to your thoughts, ideas, and concerns via well-established network of staff groups to increase awareness and appreciation of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

Building on all this, we are currently working closely with other local NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Our new organisation is set to launch in April 2024 and will incorporate Southern Health, Solent, Isle of Wight and Sussex Partnership Trusts.

While the new Trust will be substantially bigger, it will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, streamlining services and making healthcare across the county more accessible.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • BSc Podiatry (or diploma in Podiatric Medicine with equivalent experience)HCPC registrationEvidence of recent and on-going personal developmentPOM certificate



  • Advanced knowledge of anatomy and physiology underlying musculoskeletal injuriesAccurate assessment, testing and diagnosis of complex foot pathologies within the specialist eligibility criteria of the service and field of practice.Demonstration of evidence based practice and awareness of latest clinical developments/research.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Avalon House

Chesil Street



SO23 0HU

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