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Band 5 Podiatrist

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunityfor a motivated Band 5 podiatrist to join our friendly podiatry team.Our podiatry caseload focuses on those who are medically at risk or who have a high podiatric need, consequently our patients tend to be complex with a variety of needs. We offer specialist podiatry clinics including nail surgery, biomechanics, and diabetes clinics. To enable you to undertake this role you will be encouraged to undertake rotations into specialist clinics to maintain competencies and undertake the AHP Preceptorship. You will also have a rotation into the Community Nursing teams.

You should be up to date with current best practice and demonstrate our ESHT values and behaviours in their day to day role working as part of a team. We value health promotion and patient education We therefore require a podiatrist who has excellent communication and assessment skills.

We encourage team members to take part in various CPD activities including clinical supervision, protected time, in-house training during team and department meetings in addition to external training sessions.

Applications are invited from motivated BSc qualified and HCPC registered podiatrists who are keen to advance their clinical, professional and leadership skills.

Main duties of the job

We are committed in providing you with a rotation of experience to build upon your undergraduate theory into practice experience.You will be given a mentor and supported in your first podiatry job to insure it is a smooth and enjoyable transition into your new career.Our Trust is vertically integrated across Primary and Secondary care and is seeking to recruit Band 5 Podiatrists to our Podiatry team.Our team is complemented with skills from the many staff who work across the Podiatry service of East Sussex and is dedicated to the providing the people who live here with excellent foot healthcare.We want podiatrists with a positive mental attitude, who are determined to provide the best evidenced based care and are committed to being part of a podiatry healthcare team, that provides an excellent caring service to our patients.The podiatry service works closely with the University of Brighton, to provide student placements and we are actively engaged in looking at ways to maximise this partnership, to further develop our staff and the learning experience for students alike.The service is committed to bringing out the best of our colleagues and employees and we want everyone who works here to have job satisfaction and feel proud to serve and be part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.You will be working in a number of locations in community and acute setting therefore it is essential that you are able to travel between sites independently and in a timely manner.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

For further details / informal visits contact:


Lesley Baker

Job title

Operational & Clinical Lead - Orthotics Manager

Email address

Telephone number

0300 1314 536

Additional contact information

helen Hill or Brenda Davey on 0300 13 14 536.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Podiatrist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Educated to Podiatry Degree level or equivalent


  • Previous healthcare accreditation /professional experience with transferrable skills to new career.



  • Undertaking new patient assessment, diagnosis & treatment
  • Development of programmes of care Knowledge on wound care assessment, diagnosis and management based on current best practice.
  • Vascular issues and associated podiatric care.
  • Prescription and manufacturing of Orthotics devices.
  • Gait analysis and loco motor assessment.
  • Development of programmes of care, nail surgery and anaesthesia


  • Previous NHS experience
  • Advanced customer care training

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Avenue House

The Avenue


BN21 3XY

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