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Specialist Community Podiatrist

Employer
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
king's Lynn
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum pro rota
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
To undertake a clinical role in podiatry delivering high quality, evidence-based community podiatry within a geographical locality, under the direction and with support of the Community Podiatry Clinical and Team Lead.

To undertake assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and discharge planning for patients who have specialist care needs. To carry and be responsible for own caseload.

Main duties of the job

To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients who require specialised care, and to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time. To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management, and those of other staff.

To undertake comprehensive specialist assessment, treatment, and the evaluation of outcomes of community podiatry patients, with a variety of presentations, including nail surgery. The work will be carried out in the clinic, nursing home, hospital and domiciliary setting.

To receive and provide complex, sensitive information. In communicating effectively with patients and carers, skills of persuasion, motivation, explanation, and gaining informed consent will be used. Barriers of effective communication will evident with some patients e.g. impaired hearing, altered perception, speaking a language other than English, pain and fear. Patients may lack the ability to consent to treatment.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This information is available on the Norfolk Community Health and care NHS Trust Specialist Community Podiatrist job description.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma / Degree in Podiatry
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Evidence of completion of relevant post graduate study
  • Evidence of other continuing professional development


Experience

Essential

  • Worked in a variety of specialties as a qualified clinician
  • Worked in the NHS or private sector in the UK providing podiatry care
  • Worked in a team dealing with at risk patients


Desirable

  • evidence of previous mentoring experience


Skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential

  • Identify and evaluate opportunities for improvement
  • Self directed learning
  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to pass on skills and knowledge to others
  • Specialist knowledge of podiatry in areas relevant to the post
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • critical appraisal skills
  • Competent use of IT skills
  • Highly developed podiatric skills


Communication

Essential

  • Able to communicate information to staff and patients
  • Coaching experience


Desirable

  • Presentation skills


Personal and people development

Essential

  • Skilled in disseminating information when necessary to show clinical concepts
  • Able to mentor staff and has had experience of staff supervision


Personal atributes and behaviours

Essential

  • Understanding of the Trust's commitment to safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults
  • An understanding of the Trust's visions and values
  • Dynamic and confident
  • Able to make decisions under pressure
  • motivated, enthusiastic


General

Essential

  • Able to make own travelling arrangements
  • Flexible worker
  • Commitment to podiatry
  • Good written and spoken English language skills


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

St James Clinic

Extons Road

king's Lynn

PE30 5NU

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839-6360269-AK-A

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