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Wound Specialist Podiatrist

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

  • Are you a highly skilled wound management podiatrist looking for a new challenge?
  • Do you want to work in a respected community nursing team?
  • Are you self-motivated?
  • Do you work well within a multi-disciplinary team?
  • If the answer is yes to all these, then this job is for you!

We are looking for an individual to work within the Coastal community nurse team at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust working across the beautiful Teignmouth, Dawlish and surrounding areas.

We are looking for someone with excellent skills and knowledge to provide a podiatry service to the housebound patients of the Coastal locality.

Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team and highly developed clinical skills are essential. You will be working closely with wider podiatry services to provide a great, seamless service to the population.

Main duties of the job

  • Be responsible for the management of a caseload of high risk patients, providing a comprehensive assessment of podiatric need, relevant health education and referral to other health care professionals as required.
  • The main duties of this post are to act as the Clinical Specialist Podiatrist in the field of Diabetes and wound care within the community nursing team and as part of our Multi-disciplinary Team.
  • Carry out home visits for housebound patients

About us

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Coastal District Nurse Team are a friendly and supportive team who enjoy mentoring team members and students.

We are passionate about delivering high quality care to our patients. We work in an integrated way with allied health care professionals within the locality.

We are a motivated and caring team to both patients and colleagues.

Our team enjoys a flexible approach and promotes a healthy work/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Registered Podiatrist with Health and Care Professions Council.
  • Degree/ Diploma in Podiatric Medicine.
  • Post-graduate qualifications in diabetes or diabetes module.
  • Mentorship qualification.
  • Certificate in administration of local anaesthetic.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical governance agenda.
  • Demonstrate an active involvement in research.
  • Clinical audit or other quality issue.
  • Demonstrate advanced clinic reasoning skills in a wide variety of highly complex clinical situations.
  • Candidates should be adept in the use of equipment Dopler, Neurotips, Monofilaments etc.
  • Excellent organisational skills are required in the management of caseloads and timetable.
  • Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • oRegistered Podiatrist with Health and Care Professions Council
  • oBSc (Hons) Podiatry / Diploma in Chiropody/Podiatry
  • oPost graduate experience of diabetes wound management
  • oCertificate in administration of local anaesthetic


  • oPrescribing qualification either independent or supplementary
  • oPost-graduate qualification in diabetes wound management or diabetes module
  • oIRMER Certificate
  • oMentorship qualification

knowledge and experience


  • oExcellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • oKnowledge of developing, auditing, monitoring and evaluating protocols/guidelines and procedures
  • oAbility to disseminate information on specialist area to departmental staff and other health care professionals via presentations and newsletters
  • oExcellent time management and organisational skills
  • oLeadership skills
  • oAbility to work independently and as part of a team
  • oKnowledge of Musculoskeletal interventions in the prevention of foot ulceration
  • oKnowledge of off- loading strategies for the prevention of pressure ulcerations
  • oKnowledge of vascular interventions and investigations
  • oIT skills


  • oUnderstanding of Research skills
  • oAbility to cope with a varied workload
  • oPresentation skills
  • oUse of casting techniques in wound management.
  • oIn depth knowledge of National Service Framework for Diabetes
  • oIn depth knowledge of NICE guidelines for diabetes

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Coastal Community Nurse team

Teignmouth Hospital, Mill Lane


TQ14 9BQ

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