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Podiatry Caseload Holder

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Mersey Care Foundation Trustprovides community podiatry services to the populations of Liverpool.

We are offering this excellent opportunity for a motivated HCPC registered Band 6 Podiatrist to join our Community Team, on a full time permanent basis, to work with our Neighbourhood Partners in the delivery of a high standard of patient centred care.

We deliver podiatry in clinic settings and patients' own homes, including nursing and residential homes.

We would require demonstrable post registration/qualification experience.

You will be involved in the assessment and treatment planning for patients with a variety of complex needs, so excellent diagnostic and communication skills are essential, as are excellent clinical skills and experience of treating patients with a variety of long term conditions, with an emphasis on wound management.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have continuing responsibility for the management of a defined caseload. They will be responsible for the continuity of care and be the lead person for communication to identified stakeholders. The primary function of the role is to provide proactive, responsive services that address the anticipatory and maintenance care needs of the patients/clients within the defined caseload. This will be done via a holistic assessment of care needs and the provision of clinical care for patients/clients with acute and chronic highly complex needs. Practice autonomously and demonstrate evidence based clinical decision making. Work within guidelines to identify and manage risk, reporting identified risks to the team leader. Ensure the delivery of the quality strategy within the designated area incorporating establishment of systems and processes.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsible for the provision of appropriate, high quality care to a defined caseload.

Responsible for workload planning and delegation of work to other team members, taking into account competence levels.

Undertake holistic assessments of need for the patient and family, which may be highly complex, using the appropriate model of care and evidence based practice.

Work in partnership with other professionals to enable patients/clients to be maintained in an appropriate environment, thus avoiding hospital admission.

Provide advice to patients, clients and carers on a wide range of health issues to include health promotion, life style advice and health care. Ensure that the team provides a high quality clinical service to its clients by participation in caseload and clinical supervision.

In conjunction with the team leader, develop new ways of working to provide a responsive service to patients with both planned and unplanned care needs.

Develop partnerships and joint working within other agencies as appropriate.

Maintain registration in line with professional bodies.

Clinically lead, direct, mentor and support the team.

Support the team leader in the development of caseload management across the local health economy.

Acts as an advocate and champion for patients and/or clients.

Act as a role model to team members and students so that patients/clients receive the most effective care possible.

Contribute to the development of policy and services to reflect the needs of the local neighbourhood population.

Participate in the development, implementation, and monitoring of the clinical team contract/objectives.

Provide information to the team leader on staff and patient/client activity as requested, to enable the effective management of the team.

Support the team leader in the implementation of practice development, improvement and service modernisation initiatives.

Support the team leader by monitoring and recording sickness and absence, capability and other issues within the team, reporting them as soon as possible.

In conjunction with other caseload holders, provide day-to-day supervision and support for the team.

Support the team leader in providing induction to the local working environment, clinical services and policies for new team members and students.

Undertake personal development plans with other members of the team, as delegated by the team leader.

Act as an authorised signatory for mileage and time cards for submission to the team leader.

Communicate with the multi-disciplinary team to provide best outcomes for patients/clients this may include organising case conferences related to highly complex cases.

Participate in individual and group supervision.

Monitor record keeping within the team and inform the team leader of any issues.

Support the training and development of team members who need to improve on the level of patient care delivery.

This includes record keeping and improving clinical competency.

Support the implementation of any initiatives to improve quality within the clinical governance framework.

Participate in patient satisfaction reporting to improve patient care.

Work with the team leader to ensure achievement of your own personal development plan.

Maintain up to date knowledge and competence in line with professional and service requirements and demonstrate critical thinking, decision-making and reflective skills to ensure own professional development.

Support the Team Leader in creating an environment in which learning and practice development is fostered, evaluated and disseminated.

Facilitate effective learning within the area of practice for all students and practitioners.

Facilitate pre and post registration student placements within the team.

Mentor and assess pre-registration students.

Participation in clinical audits and research, as required.

The post holder shall as necessary provide cover for and undertake duties of absent colleagues.

The post holder shall follow all the policies and procedures of the organisation. Participate in individual and group supervision

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Professional.
  • Teaching/mentorship qualification or equivalent or equivalent work based experience.


Desirable

  • V300 Prescriber, if required for the post


Knowledge/ Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable post registration/qualification experience.
  • Experience of successful multi-agency working.
  • Demonstrable experience in relevant area of practice or equivalent.
  • Evidence of CPD/Short courses.
  • Awareness of current national and local agenda in health and social care.
  • Understanding of partnership working.
  • Understanding of the principles of care management.
  • Awareness of factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with organisational public health policy.


Desirable

  • Management and clinical leadership experience


Values

Essential

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented


Skills

Essential

  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex information and advice on healthcare to patients/clients, carers and colleagues.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Risk assessment skills.
  • IT literate.
  • Self-management and motivation skills.
  • IT literate.
  • Able to transport self around the LCH community


Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Dovecot Health Centre

Longreach Road

Liverpool

L14 0NL

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