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Community Podiatrist

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Join our dynamic team and embark on a rewarding career that offers exposure to a comprehensive spectrum of podiatric care. As a Podiatrist with us, you will have the opportunity to engage in both preventative and acute care, particularly focusing on foot health pathologies associated with long-term conditions such as diabetes and inflammatory Arthropathies.

This is an opportunity for HCPC Registered Podiatrists, who have a flexible approach to service provision with the ability to work as part of a team as well as individually. All team members are supported and developed through a structured annual appraisal process.

As Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin covers rural communities, you will need to demonstrate that you are able to meet the travel requirements for this role.

Recent graduates who wish to apply for this role will start on Band 5 with preceptorship available to enable development via structured competencies to Band 6 competency which would be initially assessed at the end of a 12 months period and quarterly thereafter as required.

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. Please note this vacancy may close early if a high volume of applications is received, we advise you submit your application early to avoid disappointment.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the assessment, planning and provision of high quality programmes of podiatric care in both acute and community settings.
  • Acting as the lead clinician in Nail Surgery clinics where surgical procedures are performed under Local Anaesthetic.
  • Routine assessment and provision of specialist Podiatry competencies i.e. MSK, wound management etc.
  • Management of patients with complex pathologies in order to maintain mobility, independence and lower limb viability.
  • To maintain compliance with excellent Infection prevention and control standards.

If you are applying for this role as a development post without the skills and experience to provide the above level of Podiatric care we will support your development, providing development via shadowing, peer support, clinical supervision, mentorship following a review of your level of Band 5 competency.

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



  • Podiatry degree/honours/diploma in podiatric medicine
  • Registration with health and care professions council
  • Evidence of continued professional development including reflective practice
  • Local anaesthetic certificate



  • Knowledge and experience of surgical procedures, biomechanical examinations and orthotic prescription techniques and provision.
  • Possess good organisational skills and be competent to work without supervision as candidates will be expected to manage their own caseload.
  • Able to deal with stressful situations such as bereavement, verbal abuse, busy clinics and anxious patients.
  • Ability to work as part of a team



  • Sound clinical knowledge of the management of pathology including diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, renal and rheumatological conditions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills to communicate with staff at all levels in the organisation and to communicate with patients with varied levels of understanding.
  • Evidence of IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust


Ludlow Community Hospital

Gravel Hill



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