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Podiatrist

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Dunstable
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Able to start at Band 4 until HCPC registration comes through
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
To be part of a highly motivated podiatry team across Bedfordshire, working in a variety of settings, to include but not exhaustive, acute hospital sites, community settings, patients own homes, residential and care settings, providing high quality podiatric care under the mentorship of senior members of podiatry clinical staff.

Main duties of the job

  • To organise and manage a clinical caseload, which will include gaining further experience of providing podiatric care for patients with diabetic, rheumatological and biomechanical problems.
  • To assess diagnose, develop and implement individualised treatment programmes for patients with a wide variety of clinical needs, including acute or chronic neuropathies, chronic diseases, vascular problems and wound management.
  • To provide appropriate education to patients with diverse foot pathology and utilise analytical and reasoning skills in this process, In order to empower the patient and others to participate in the patients self care.
  • To gain postgraduate experience during the period of mentorship in diabetes, rheumatology, biomechanics, tissue viability, nail surgery and wound management.


About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy or get in contact with us.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training

Essential

  • HPC Registered Podiatrist
  • Diploma or BSc/BSc (Hons) in Podiatry or equivalent
  • Local Analgesia Certificate
  • Minor surgical skills


Desirable

  • Evidence of CPD


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of providing high quality clinical care within defined time frameworks undertaking the assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of podiatric care to a variety of patients with a wide range of clinical needs
  • Previous clinical experience in the NHS as a student or newly qualified


Desirable

  • Experience of residential and care settings


Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Able to convey tasks and actions to colleagues and service users
  • Ability to deliver to and hear distressing news from patients, when discussing treatment plans and during consultations when patients share their life experiences


Other

Essential

  • Requirement to assist patients to achieve safe working environment for treatments to be carried out, including removal of hosiery/footwear
  • Requirement for frequent concentration during treatment of up to twenty patients daily.
  • Requirement to travel across the geographical area, transporting equipment needed for patient treatment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Grove View Integrated Health and Care Hub

Court Drive

Dunstable

LU5 4JD

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363-CHB6079074-A

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