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Advanced Podiatrist

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Erith
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
We are seeking to appoint an experienced podiatrist to work within the community Podiatry team for 12 month maternity cover.

We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, enthusiastic, and flexible podiatrist to join our friendly and dedicated team at Oxleas. Thisrole will involve working across sites community and acute.

Applicants must be registered with the HCPC and have a degree or equivalent in Podiatry with a Local Anaesthesia certificate. It is essential that you have the ability to work flexibly, and you should be a driver with access to a car for work purposes.

Main duties of the job

Our service delivers comprehensive high risk podiatry care to the residents of Bexley.

You will be involved in the assessment and planning of individual patient care, working independently and as part of a team, so excellent communication, diagnostic, and team building skills are essential.

We deliver patient care to a variety of clinical settings including community health centres, patients homes and residential / care homes. You will be responsible for undertaking advanced diabetes foot care in line with NICE guidance and associated care planning and risk management.

This role also requires you to undertaken line management responsibilities including recruitment, health roster, complaints investigations and performance reviews.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

You will have excellent clinical skills and experience of treating patients with a wide variety of long-term conditions, especially those with high-risk clinical needs. Our aim is to deliver excellent quality care to patients to maintain their mobility and independence. You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for contributing to the service provided by the Trust.

Oxleas are committed to CPD and training initiatives to achieve personal and as well as service objectives. We offer regular 1:1 supervision meetings an annual PDR, frequent peer reviews and monthly in-house CPD sessions. The team also has access to a dedicated CPD training budget to support staff development. We support the training of Podiatry students, and our Podiatrists are actively involved in a clinical educator programme with the University of East London.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Bachelor of Science - Podiatry
  • HCPC Registration
  • Previous line management experience


Desirable

  • IRMER Certificate
  • Teaching, Mentoring, Supervision Experience


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 3 years working at a band 6 level
  • Domiciliary & Care Home Experience
  • Previous NHS Experience


Desirable

  • Experience across community and acute
  • MDT working


Specialist Clinical Skills

Essential

  • Advanced debridement skills and wound care knowledge
  • Experienced in advanced neurovascular assessments of lower limb
  • Advanced knowledge of complex wound treatments


Desirable

  • Previous acute hospital experience
  • Casting/ offloading experience


Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Evidence of team working


Desirable

  • Prior Band 7 experience


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Bexley Community Podiatrist

50 Pier Road

Erith

DA8 1RQ

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277-5776174-CPH-D

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