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Clinical Specialist Podiatrist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Working as a Clinical Specialist within a dedicated surgical team of staffincluding podiatric surgeons, podiatrists, podiatry assistants and supportstaff to ensure foot surgery services are provided in a coherent manner in order to fulfil contract obligations.

You will be expected to provide general management support within the Team through developing skills as an extended scope practitioner alongside the Consultant Podiatric Surgeon.

You will be responsible for assessing surgical patients developing treatment plans, coordinating consent, undertake outpatient assessments, developing theatre skills, post-operative follow-up clinics as well as staff training, supervision, mentoring and appraising clinical staff as well as chairing team meetings. Excellent IT skills will be required as well as a sound working knowledge and practical use of SystmOne and PASCOM.

You will need to be flexible to the needs of the service provision and will be expected to keep up to date with clinical and professional developments, exhibit portfolio maintenance and should also take part in research and audit projects. You will need to be well-motivated, flexible and have good clinical, communication and team leading/working skills. You will be responsible for organizing and maintaining caseloads of patients under the leadership of the Consultant Podiatric Surgeon based upon a planned weekly program.

Main duties of the job

To work as an extended scope practitioner within a highly motivated team, working in a dedicated foot surgery unit providing a high standard of quality clinical care.Assist Consultant Podiatric Surgeon with special projects, improving service delivery, as integral part of surgical teamPre-Surgical AssessmentsAdministration of local anaesthesia (Digital, ankle and popliteal blocks)Assist in theatrePost-operative follow-up clinicsAppraisal of staffSupervision of staffMentoring of new staffMaintain departmental policies, protocols and guidelines in line with evidence based practiceAdhere to PGDsBe proactive in Trust/departmental audit/research projects/clinical trialsParticipate and contribute to Team MeetingsBe aware of KPI and 18 Week RTT Requirements

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 that Time Matters to 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



  • BSc Degree or Diploma in Podiatric Medicine
  • HCPC registered
  • Certificate in local anaesthesia
  • Evidence or Portfolio of post graduate CPD


  • MSc in a relevant subject or willingness to study to this level
  • Independent prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake training



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Use of electronic patient record, understanding of SystmOne, PASCOM or equivalent systems
  • Ability to work under pressure


  • Presentation skills/experience at delivering Health promotion
  • IT skills including use of internet, e-mail, word processing



  • Significant post graduate clinical experience
  • Experience of working with a wide range of patient and disease / pathology types including the at-risk and high-risk foot
  • Experience of working in an NHS and public sector environment


  • Experience in the field of podiatric surgery

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Foot and Ankle Surgery Centre

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