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East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Clacton on Sea
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you looking to take the next steps in your podiatry career and develop your skills in diabetic foot disease and take your first steps in to diabetic foot MDT clinic working?

We welcome applications from candidates who are newly qualified or looking to return to practise.

Based in North East Essex, Working across community clinics. You will be supported by senior podiatrist and diabetes specialist podiatrist and have access to x-rays, ultrasound, ABPI and toe pressures, blood requests, community casting and PGDs.

Within this role, while community based you will also attend the Diabetic Foot MDT clinic that runs twice weekly at Colchester Hospital. The clinic comprises ofDiabetes consultants, Podiatrists, Diabetes Specialists nurses, Vascular and orthopaedic consultants, Vascular nurses, orthotist, plaster room, Plastic surgeons, OPAT and nursing support.

The service offers the opportunity to see wide range of clients as we support people of all ages, and a variety of conditions including diabetic foot, vascular issues, nail surgery, and biomechanics.

Training can be provided for those who need IRMER, ABPI, casting and PGDS training. We also support those who do not already have the diabetic foot course to complete this as well as other courses relevant to professional development.

ESNEFT has a flexible work policy and we are also able to consider those wishing to consider part time or job share.

Main duties of the job

The service takes referrals for any age and has recently launches self-referral portals for adults to self-refer and get self-management advice. Self-management and education of patients to self- manage where suitable is strongly encouraged in the service. We provide general NHS podiatry services including biomechanics as well as Diabetic podiatry and we also work in the MDT diabetic foot clinic.

Due to the variety of our service there are excellent opportunities to develop your skills which are supported by our Band 6 and 7 podiatrists through rotations in our well established biomechanics, diabetes and pediatric clinics. We also have a close working relationship with the orthotics service.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Podiatrist with HCPC
  • Professional knowledge and skills acquired through a combination of formal training, short courses and experience to degree level of equivalent
  • Recognised registered qualification


  • Registered member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists



  • Good theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of assessments including specialist relevant to the specialist care group and the relative benefits of each.
  • Awareness of national guidance relevant to own specialities, including, consent issues, and other legal frameworks relating to care group
  • Understanding of the roles of other professionals.

Skills & Abilities


  • Work as part of an integrated team
  • Use Word, Powerpoint, email, excel and access (or similar spreadsheet or database packages)
  • Supervise the work of students, assistants and volunteers
  • Car owner/driver/access to a motor vehicle (role will involve travel to other sites that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means)



  • Experience with the care group


  • Experience of working or volunteering in a related area

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Kennedy House

Clacton on Sea

CO15 4AB

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