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Advanced Specialist Podiatrist in MSK

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Join us in the beautiful county of Shropshire where we are looking for a dynamic and proactive Podiatrist, specialising in musculoskeletal conditions (MSK), to join our Podiatry Team. As part of this role you will be specialising in MSK Podiatry within the Musculoskeletal Services Shropshire and Telford (MSST). This service offers specialist multi-disciplinary team assessments and management to patients who suffer from musculoskeletal health problems that don't require hospital treatment.

You must be a UK-registered Podiatrist to apply, with a range of MSK experience ideally within an NHS MSK setting. As part of this role, you will also maintain your podiatric skills across our caseload utilising your MSK skills to support management of the high-risk foot.

If you are passionate about making a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve then we would love to hear from you.

What We Offer:- Exposure to a varied caseload that will enhance your podiatric management skills.- Opportunities for professional growth and skill development.- A supportive environment that encourages reflective practice and continuous learning.- A chance to contribute to a team committed to providing outstanding healthcare services.

You will be required to travel as part of this role as clinics are delivered across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin.

Main duties of the job

Your main role will be within the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Musculoskeletal Service (MSST) at their Telford or Shrewsbury Site, along with supporting the community team which covers Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Therefore ability to drive is essential for this role.

You will provide specialist MSK assessment, intervention and advice as well as contributing to the MSST and Community Podiatry clinical triage.

You will be mentored by an Advanced Practice Podiatrist who works across MSK and community podiatry. The MSST service is an Orthopaedic triage service providing access for onward referral to other clinicians within the pathway including Physiotherapists, GPwERs, pain management, Orthopaedics, X-Ray etc. Clinic locations within both Telford & Shrewsbury are dedicated to providing MSST services and you will be in daily contact with various clinicians within the team.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further information on the role.

Person Specification

Professional qualification


  • B.Sc. Podiatric Medicine
  • Post-graduate qualifications/experience/advanced study relevant to post to Masters Level or equivalent.
  • Local Analgesia Administration certificate
  • Prescription only medicines qualification
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development

Registration with Health and Care Professions Council


  • Registered to practice Podiatry with HCPC



  • Previous role within NHS as MSK podiatrist or has relevant experience within role
  • Able to demonstrate an advanced level of clinical experience and knowledge of the management of pathology within their specialist field of bio mechanics as well as other areas such as peripheral vascular disease and rheumatological conditions.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of minor surgical procedures, advanced biomechanical examinations and advanced orthotic prescription techniques.
  • Teaching/training of colleagues/students/health care professionals/patients/public

Knowledge and Skills


  • Good verbal and written communication skills to communicate with staff at all levels in the organization and to communicate with patients who will have varied levels of understanding.
  • Able to deal with stressful situations such as bereavement, verbal abuse, busy clinics and anxious patients.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and show skills in developing and challenging others.
  • Possess good organisational skills and be competent to work autonomously, manage their own caseload and to accept responsibility for the running of all musculoskeletal clinics for the department.

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust


Euston House

Euston Way



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