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Clinical Lead Podiatrist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part-time)
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

We are looking for a dynamic Advanced Band 7 Podiatrist with a minimum of 5 years post graduate experience.

Specialist in Diabetic Wound Care to work within our Community Service Foot Protection Team, and on a rotational basis between Bassetlaw Hospital and Kings Mill Hospitals Diabetic MDT Foot Clinics.

Desirable but not essential to have Independent Prescribers annotation.Relocation package.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the Nottingham Community Podiatry Team your main duties will include -
  • Intervention of people with diabetes with a high need for treatment and management of their foot conditions.
  • To provide a 'step up' service from community/primary care for rapid assessment and treatment of people with diabetes related foot problems.
  • To provide a 'step down' service for people currently under the care of the Multi-disciplinary (MDT) Diabetes Foot Clinics.
  • To rotate into Bassetlaw Hospital and Kings Mill Diabetic Foot MDT clinics.
  • To develop, implement and provide education and competency-based training in diabetes foot screening, risk stratification, awareness of foot problems in people with diabetes, and appropriate referrals/actions to health professionals across Nottinghamshire.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues and other health professionals both internally and externally to the podiatry team to develop and enhance services to meet the changing needs of the population and the national and local picture.

Applicants must be HCPC registered and hold a degree or Diploma in Podiatric Medicine and a certificate for Local anaesthesia. You should also have experience of team working, but be able to work independently.

The ability to meet the travel requirements of the role is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

We are looking for a committed and compassionate individual with extensive clinical high-risk knowledge, and leadership experience to work in Foot Protection Team and hospital based MDTs within Nottinghamshire.

Working collaboratively with the Team Lead and Podiatry Service Manager, you will be required to cohesively support and direct a team of podiatrists to manage both diabetic, high-risk patient caseload. You will be required to manage your own clinical caseload and play a pivotal part in the continued development of the Community Podiatry Service and support/guide staff within the team.

Full job details are included in the specific job description. The main responsibilities include -

To work independently in both community and acute settings, providing a high quality of clinical care focused on the needs of diabetic patients.

Take clinical responsibility for caseload management and treatment of complex high-risk cases

Take clinical responsibility for the work undertaken by the clinical staff working in podiatry and in the delegation of clinical and domiciliary caseloads.

To monitor and audit activity, as appropriate, to adjust service as required, working with the Team Lead and Podiatry Service Manager to create a learning culture, to inform and develop the service as a result.

To be able to work autonomously and to be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, care planning, management and evaluation of podiatric interventions, and know when to refer on appropriately.

To participate in the support of placements for podiatry, AHP and other health professions students

To supervise and mentor podiatrists participating in rotations to complete and maintain competency level.

To be actively involved in the provision of foot health education and advice to staff, patients, relatives and carers and to participate in foot health training where appropriate.

To follow departmental and trust policies and procedures and guidelines, but also have the discretion to make own clinical diagnosis and decisions within professional guidelines.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Podiatry or equivalent
  • POM-A Local Anaesthesia Certificate
  • POM-S Sale and Supply Certificate
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Post graduate qualification in diabetes and the foot
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development


  • Independent prescribing annotation
  • Post graduate qualification e.g., MSc, or equivalent experience
  • PGEC or equivalent teaching qualification



  • Appropriate post-graduate experience of working in podiatry providing diabetes and high-risk related foot assessment and management and complex wound care
  • Evidence of clinical development following qualification
  • Post-graduate experience of working within an acute multi-disciplinary diabetes team
  • Experience of audit and report writing
  • Demonstrate a broad spectrum of clinical experience
  • Significant post-graduate NHS experience
  • Experience of supervising/mentoring staff and clinical placement students


  • Experience of publishing in journals
  • Teaching/presenting experience
  • Change management experience
  • Previous experience of leading a team and service planning
  • Working in an existing Foot Protection Team
  • Able to be constructively critical with experience of research/project work



  • Advanced knowledge in the podiatric care of following areas: diabetes, wound care, vascular
  • Able to devise, implement, and co-ordinate highly specialised treatment regimes
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of podiatry relevant to role


  • Advanced knowledge of Podiatric dermatology and biomechanics
  • Must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of care Trust values and be able to articulate in practice
  • Aware of wider NHS issues and challenges



  • Ability to prioritise workload and time manage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to communicate potentially highly sensitive information to at risk patients where there may be communication barriers using negotiating and counselling skills
  • Advanced clinical skills to support the assessment of complex foot pathology
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Problem resolution and flexibility to respond to new challenges
  • Ability to work under pressure an an innovative individual with the skills and abilities to develop this new post
  • Computer literate in MS Office applications
  • A resourceful individual, with the ability to work under pressure within a changing environment prioritizing workload according to patient and service needs
  • Possess supervisor organisational skills with the ability and confidence to communicate effectively at all levels


  • Aptitude for clinical reasoning and possession of analytical skills and ability to think laterally
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent clinical leadership skills
  • Networking skills

Contractual Requirements


  • A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Mansfield Community Hospital

Stockwell Gate


NG18 5QJ

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