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Specialist Podiatrist - Podiatry Teme

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Kidderminster/Bromsgrove/Tenbury area for an experienced Podiatrist to join our friendly team.

This role would be a permanent position. It will involve work across 3 main clinical sites as well as out in the community, for example in patients homes, care homes and local hospitals.

Our team regularly support student placements from local universities and our trust also run Podiatry apprenticeships, so candidates will therefore also be involved in supporting these students.

We are looking for an experienced Podiatrist with the ability to demonstrate a high level of expertise and knowledge in at least one of the following areas: Managing the at-risk foot, Nail surgery and Clinical education. Experience in managing the high-risk foot with a special interest in wound care is particularly beneficial.

The ideal candidate will be a true team player, committed to providing high quality patient care with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. The candidate should be enthusiastic and highly motivated and having a strong work ethic is most desirable.

The post is for 3 days per week. Days worked can be discussed at interview but all team members should work Tuesdays to facilitate team meetings, clinical supervision, and training.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve provision of expert specialist assessment, treatment and advice for patients who may have acute, complex and/or chronic foot and ankle disease. As such, candidates must be confident in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb, with a sound knowledge of disease processes relating to the foot and lower limb of all types of patient groups. The ability to network, liaise and build relationships with other health care professionals would be highly advantageous.

The role will require:

Triage of referrals appropriately

Provide education to patients

Mentor students and apprentices as required

Perform nail surgery

Provide offloading and orthotic devices where appropriate

You must:

Put patient care at the heart of the work you do to improve health care outcomes and service delivery

Deliver the highest standards and quality outcomes possible

Be the best you can be, always look for ways to improve and develop to reach your potential

Encourage others to develop themselves and the service through improvement, innovation and continuous development

Enjoy joint working with others, e.g. patients, colleagues in the delivery of high quality healthcare

Build positive working relationships, respecting and valuing others, being helpful and inclusive

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role will primarily involve management of the At-risk foot, nail surgery and domiciliary work. There are also opportunities to support Musculoskeletal Podiatry clinics if the successful candidate has interest in this area.

Knowledge and competence in nail surgery is also a requirement for the role as the successful candidate will have the opportunity to take part in a variety ofclinical roles including nail surgery on a rota basis. There are opportunities for shadowing and working with the Multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Team and the Musculoskeletal Podiatrists to further advance skills and knowledge base.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of relevant Post Graduate experience and training within specialist areas in Podiatry such as management of the high risk foot, the Diabetic Foot at risk and Biomechanical/ Musculoskeletal Assessment Diagnosis and Management

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to challenge poor behaviour
  • Role modelling good behaviour
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Ability to praise and be supportive to others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • A range of evidence based clinical skills
  • Ability to prescribe and cast orthotics / insoles
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Problem solving skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Reflective practitioner



  • A degree or equivalent qualification in Podiatric Medicine
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council
  • A certificate in administration of local anaesthetics
  • Evidence of relevant Post Graduate Education, Validated Courses, Training and continuous professional development
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


  • Member of RCOP



  • Management of serious pathology including diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, renal and rheumatological conditions. To include the skilled use of equipment for specialist vascular and neurological assessment and an up-to-date knowledge of wound care
  • Specialist biomechanical / musculoskeletal assessment, diagnosis and management
  • Knowledge and understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Understanding of professional and legal responsibilities

Additional Criteria


  • Understanding of the confidential nature of the post
  • Flexible approach to duties
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Kidderminster Health Centre

Bromsgrove Street


DY10 1PG

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