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Integrated Community Specialist Podiatrist

Employer
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Development opportunity for new graduates will be considered
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you looking for a challenge, would you like to offer patients the right care at the right time? Thinking about coming back to an NHS provider?

We have an opportunity for a Band 6 Specialist Podiatrist to join our integrated Podiatry service at Great Western Hospital. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual, someone to join our small team and provide Podiatry interventions and use specialist knowledge in order to promote clinical excellence.

The podiatry service prides itself on an integrated approach to support our patients and colleagues. Working within the integrated service will allow you the opportunity to work closely with our many community colleagues including our various nursing and acute teams.

Interview Date: 15th March 2024

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of Podiatric care to a variety of patients with a wide variety of clinical needs including: High-risk, Diabetes, Neuropathy, Chronic disease, Wound management/ tissue viability, MSK, Patients with mental illness or learning difficulties.

To be responsible for the assessment and diagnosis of new patients within community podiatry and with the subsequent production and completion of individual care plans which may include administration of local anaesthesia, the provision of nail surgery, orthotics, wound management and provision of appropriate foot health education advice to individuals and groups of patients.

To be responsible for the referral of patients who require the intervention of other professionals and other departmental specialist areas, by following agreed departmental referral pathways e.g. into the acute podiatry pathway or to podiatric surgery

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

Service We will put our patients firstTeamwork We will work togetherAmbition We will aspire to provide the best serviceRespect We will act with integrity

One Trust One Team

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work under as an autonomous podiatrist with the support of senior colleagues.

To be professionally responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of Podiatric care to a variety of patients with a wide variety of clinical needs including: High-risk, Diabetes, Neuropathy, Chronic disease, Wound management/ tissue viability, MSK, Patients with mental illness or learning difficulties.

To carry out annual diabetic foot reviews in accordance with NICE guidance which includes Vascular assessment using Doppler ultrasound assessment

To have highly developed physical skills, precision hand/eye co-ordination for prolonged periods and as required when carrying out surgical techniques and specialist debridement.

To carry out diabetic foot reviews in accordance with NICE guidance which includes Vascular assessment using Doppler ultrasound assessment

To maintain and develop skills and knowledge to deliver a range of interventions that will enable you to support our Community Nursing colleagues. This intervention may include, phlebotomy competencies, insulin administration and other wound care management.

You will be supported and have the opportunity to develop as an integrated podiatrist to work with a range of colleagues across the integrated services from experienced community podiatrists, diabetes leads, MSK specialists and community nurses.

To assess, diagnose, develop and implement individual podiatry treatment plans for patients with a wide variety of clinical needs. Most commonly, care will be provided for patients at risk, who suffer from metabolic, vascular or neurological disorders e.g. diabetes compromising the integrity of the lower limb.

To be responsible for the assessment and diagnosis of new patients within community podiatry and with the subsequent production and completion of individual care plans which may include administration of local anaesthesia, the provision of nail surgery, orthotics, wound management and provision of appropriate foot health education advice to individuals and groups of patients.

To be responsible for the referral of patients who require the intervention of other professionals and other departmental specialist areas, by following agreed departmental referral pathways e.g. into the acute podiatry service or to podiatric surgery

To have highly developed physical skills, precision hand/eye co-ordination for prolonged periods and as required when carrying out surgical techniques and specialist debridement.

To carry out diabetic foot reviews in accordance with NICE guidance which includes Vascular assessment using Doppler ultrasound assessment

To maintain and develop skills and knowledge to deliver a range of interventions that will enable you to support our Community Nursing colleagues. This intervention may include, phlebotomy competencies, insulin administration and other wound care management.

To be actively involved in the provision of Foot Health Education to patients, relatives and carers.

To be responsible for the day-to-day planning of personal workloads in relation to the completion of home visits and to residential homes or ward visits as appropriate.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Podiatry or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration as a Podiatrist
  • Local anaesthetic certificate
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Willing to develop competencies to support community nursing team


Desirable

  • Postgraduate Certificates


Experience

Essential

  • Post registration experience
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Experience of creating and evaluating treatment plans
  • Experience of nail surgery techniques
  • Experience of treatment of high risk patient groups
  • Experience of MSK assessments
  • Experience of working within teams


Desirable

  • Experience of working in a community setting, including patients place of residence.


Skills

Essential

  • Understanding of Confidentiality and record keeping
  • Excellent standard of written communication skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own work
  • Understanding of the principles of lone working
  • Able to use electronic medical records eg SystemOne ( training provided).
  • Ability to work under the pressures of demanding and competing priorities


Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Great Western Hospital

Podiatry Department

Swindon

SN1 2DQ

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249-6051744

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