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Advanced Podiatrist

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
CDDFT Podiatry Department are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Podiatrist to join our diverse team.

The post holder will work collaboratively as part of the inpatient team to deliver specialist podiatric care to people admitted to County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust to meet the standards set by NICE NG 19 (2019).

There is a potential there maybe more band 7 or 6 hours available with this role.

Take a clinical lead role for a specialist area of inpatient podiatry work within:

Diabetes and Tissue Viability

Provide professional leadership to the wider Team and act as an expert practitioner resource, leading by example.

Employs specialist techniques and programmes of care in the treatment of patients

Provides specialist podiatry advice both within and externally to the Trust

Assesses and treats patients with specialised care needs which includes referrals from other practitioners and disciplines

Undertake training of other staff and students

Lead by example on service transformation activity and maintain the Teams focus on continuous service improvement and value for money

Main duties of the job

Clinical Responsibilities

Assess foot wounds/tissue breakdown of all patients identified by ward staff, AMU, A & E, SDEC , either identified on admission or throughout stay (including pressure damage)

Provide Specialist Podiatry input in the care plan of Diabetic Foot pathology, particularly in regards to debridement, antibiotics, dressings and offloading/Pressure relief.

Attend ward huddle and liaise with other disciplines for patients that require an MDT approach (including Diabetologist, Vascular Consultant, Microbiology, Orthopaedics where appropriate).

Be the link between Inpatient (medical and surgical teams) and Outpatient care for patients with Diabetic foot complications to ensure appropriate follow-up on discharge locally and the pathway of care between community/primary care and secondary care is as seamless as possible

Plan and deliver Diabetic foot care education to healthcare professionals (formalised training e.g. tissue viability/diabetes nurses training days etc.) and ad-hoc individualised training to ward staff, student nurses etc. as identified.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of podiatric care for patients within a caseload of diabetes and tissue viability patients

To provide appropriate podiatric health education to patients and carers

To ensure that all interventions are designed using, where possible, evidence based practice and to evaluate outcomes

To work across acute, community and primary health care sectors as part of a multidisciplinary team with direct input to patient care providing advice to patients and carers

To be responsible for the maintenance of their own documentation for patient records, reports and audits.

Assist in the collection of data for National Diabetes audits including Diabetic

Foot audit and devise local audits to determine impact of the Inpatient

Podiatrist role and areas for improvement in delivering the pathway of

care/education requirements etc. Involvement in route cause analysis of

major amputations undertaken.

Person Specification



  • Graduation from a School of Podiatric Medicine
  • Under graduate experience of a broad range of podiatric conditions
  • Substantial experience in the high risk foot, diabetes and Tissue Viability


  • Evidence of working within acute in-patient areas



  • BSc (Hons) in Podiatric Medicine
  • Local Analgesia Certificate


  • Evidence of CPD
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Post graduate qualifications

Statutory Registration


  • HCPC

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal, including persuasive and reassurance skills which are essential in the effective communication of complex and sensitive information to patients and in communication with other health care professionals.
  • Good organisational skills

Special Requirements


  • Ability to work under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospital Of North Durham

North Road



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