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Specialist Registrar in Podiatric Surgery

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Full Time
Working as a Podiatric Surgery Registrar within a dedicated surgical team of staff including podiatric surgeons, podiatrists, nursing staff, podiatry assistants and support staff to ensure foot surgery services are provided in a coherent manner in order to fulfill contract obligations.

You will be expected to provide general management support within the Team through developing skills as Podiatric Surgery Registrar alongside the Consultant Podiatric Surgeons.

You will be responsible for developing and refining their surgical and clinical skills in podiatric surgery, and will involve assessing surgical patients developing treatment plans, coordinating consent, undertake outpatient assessments, developing theatre and surgical skills, post-operative follow-up clinics as well as staff training, supervision. Excellent IT skills will be required as well as a sound working knowledge and practical use of Electronic Patient Records 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 will 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.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for organizing and maintaining caseloads of patients under the leadership of the Consultant Podiatric Surgeons based upon a planned weekly program leading on to performing autonomous theatre lists.

To work as a Registrar in Podiatric Surgery 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 team

Perform joint and autonomous operating theatre lists with supervision, at the discretion of the responsible Consultant Podiatric Surgeon
  • Pre-Surgical Assessments, diagnosing pathology, planning and providing treatment
  • Administration of advance regional anaesthesia (Digital, ankle and popliteal blocks) and therapeutic injections
  • Assist in operating theatre.
  • Order and act on imaging investigations, pathology and other clinical tests
  • Post-operative clinics, manage surgical and general complications
  • Supervision of staff
  • Mentoring of new staff
  • Maintain departmental policies, protocols and guidelines in line with evidence based practice
  • Adhere to PGDs
  • Chair specialist team meetings
  • Attend the Foot and Ankle MDT with Orthopaedic team
  • Be proactive in Trust/departmental audit/research projects/clinical trials
  • Participate and contribute to Team Meetings
  • Be aware of KPI and 18 Week RTT Requirements
  • Write and implement areas of research and audit

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 thatTime Mattersto 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



  • HCPC Podiatrist Registration
  • BSc (Hons) Podiatric Medicine
  • Currently holding fellowship of the faculty of podiatric surgery
  • MSc Theory of Podiatric Surgery
  • Member of RCPod
  • Completed Passport in Podiatric Surgery


  • Independent prescribing qualification or willingness to undertake training
  • Ultrasound diagnostic qualification



  • Use of electronic patient record, understanding of SystmOne, PASCOM or equivalent systems
  • Ability to undertake intricate work using sensitive diagnostic tools and a range of surgical instruments


  • Presentation skills/experience at delivering Health promotion

Experience / Knowledge


  • 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 acute and chronic / at risk wound care management
  • Experience of working in an NHS and public sector environment
  • oExperienced in training staff


  • Experience of service development involvement
  • Experience of multidisciplinary, team leadership and interagency working
  • Experience in undertaking research with scientific paper writing and publication

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Suffolk Podiatric Foot and Ankle Day Surgery Centre

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