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Diabetes and Wound Specialist Podiatrist

Employer
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Torquay
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are looking for an individual to work with the diabetes podiatry service at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust potentially working across 11 locations. This is an exciting developmental opportunity.

You will have a proven record of excellence in providing diabetes podiatry and the ability to function as a sole podiatry practitioner. Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team and highly developed clinical skills are essential. The role involves the management of a high-risk caseload in both in-patient and out-patient settings, teaching and undertaking research work. You will work closely with the community podiatry team to provide a seamless service to the population provided by our department.

Staff are supported with appraisal (PDP), dedicated CPD time and in the longer term, rotation onto internal hospital-based training.
  • Are you a highly skilled diabetes/wound management podiatrist looking for a new challenge?
  • Do you want to work in a respected diabetes team?
  • Are you self-motivated?
  • Do you work well within a multi-disciplinary team?
  • If the answer is yes to all these, then this job is for you!


Main duties of the job

  • Be responsible for the management of a caseload of high risk patients, providing a comprehensive assessment of podiatric need, relevant health education and referral to other health care professionals as required.
  • The main duties of this post are to act as the Clinical Specialist Podiatrist in the field of Diabetes and wound care for both Primary and Secondary Care as part of a Multi-disciplinary Team providing cover for the team,
  • Carry out home visit for housebound patients


About us

Why work with us - The Podiatry Department works from 11 different locations across the South Devon Area. We are a forward thinking department who have patient care as the top priority. The Department is focussed on providing the highest standard of care to our patients and using innovation to improve care, such as the use of VR headsets in nail surgery and development of a diabetic foot app.

We are an innovative, driven, dedicated friendly team who undertake regular supervision sessions and keen to support people reach their full potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensure effective communications are initiated, maintained and developed with other health and social services professionals in order to promote the podiatry service.

To be responsible for the day to day planning of clinical workload monitoring waiting lists and clinically prioritising patients.

To maintain Registration with Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and degree/diploma in Podiatry and local analgesia administrationcertificate.

To plan, participate and actively contribute to departmental and teammeetings.

To identify low stock order and request stock.

Provide clinical leadership, advice and support on diabetes to other podiatrists and health care professionals.

Maintain accurate clinical records of all patient consultations and related work carried out at each clinical session in accordance with Professional Standards and Trust policy.

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification

Person Specification

Qualifications and training

Essential

  • oRegistered Podiatrist with Health and Care Professions Council
  • oBSc (Hons) Podiatry / Diploma in Chiropody/Podiatry
  • oPost graduate experience of diabetes wound management
  • oCertificate in administration of local anaesthetic


Desirable

  • oPrescribing qualification either independent or supplementary
  • oPost-graduate qualification in diabetes wound management or diabetes module
  • oIRMER Certificate
  • oMentorship qualification


knowledge and experience

Essential

  • oExcellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • oIn depth knowledge of NICE guidelines for diabetes
  • oIn depth knowledge of National Service Framework for Diabetes
  • oKnowledge of developing, auditing, monitoring and evaluating protocols/guidelines and procedures
  • oAbility to provide day to day supervision and delegation to Health Care Assistants and Assistant practitioners
  • oAbility to produce training packages on wound care for departmental staff and other health care professionals
  • oAbility to disseminate information on specialist area to departmental staff and other health care professionals via presentations and newsletters
  • oExcellent time management and organisational skills
  • oLeadership skills
  • oAbility to work independently and as part of a team
  • oKnowledge of Musculoskeletal interventions in the prevention of foot ulceration
  • oKnowledge of off- loading strategies for the prevention of pressure ulcerations
  • oKnowledge of vascular interventions and investigations
  • oIT skills


Desirable

  • oUnderstanding of Research skills
  • oAbility to cope with a varied workload
  • oPresentation skills
  • oUse of casting techniques in wound management.


Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Castle Circus Health Centre

Abbey Road

Torquay

TQ2 5YH

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388-6341209-AHP

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