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Community Podiatrist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Part Time
Community Podiatrist, Band 5

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust offers a wide range of health and social care services to people living in south east London and parts of Kent.

We are looking for podiatrist to join our friendly and dedicated team at Oxleas on a fixed term contract for 12 months. Our progressive and busy service delivers a range of high-quality foot health services across South East London. You will be involved in the assessment and planning of individual patient care, working independently and as part of a team, so excellent communication, diagnostic, and team building skills are essential.

Main duties of the job

We deliver patient care to a variety of clinical settings including community health centres, domiciliary and residential homes. Our client base is primarily high risk, and you will be responsible for the treatment planning for foot complications associated with diabetes, rheumatoid and vascular / ischaemic long-term conditions. You will be working within a multi-disciplinary service, in close collaboration with our district nursing colleagues, the acute MDfT and the Surgical Appliances department.

In this role you will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of specialist clinical rotations into nail surgery biomechanics clinic and the acute MDfT wound clinic (outpatient clinics and wards). You will work alongside very experienced podiatrists and will be encouraged and supported in all aspects of your professional development. You will have regular supervision and access to our Preceptorship Programme ( Oxleas AHP Preceptorship).

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will have excellent clinical skills and experience of treating patients with a wide variety of long-term conditions, especially those with high-risk clinical needs and there is an emphasis on wound management. Our aim is to deliver excellent quality care to patients to maintain their mobility and independence. You must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for contributing to the service provided by the Trust.

Applicants must be registered with the HCPC and have a degree in Podiatry with a Local Anaesthesia certificate. It is essential that you have the ability to work flexibly, and you should be a driver with access to a car for work purposes as domiciliary visit are required as part of this role.

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Podiatry
  • HCPC Registration

Training and Experience


  • Effective clinical placement experience
  • Recent evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)


  • NHS experience
  • Domiciliary and Nursing Home experience

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and an understanding of clinical governance in podiatry


  • Enthusiasm and self-motivation
  • Awareness of Oxleas and trust values

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Erith Health Centre

50 Pier Road



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