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Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Podiatry/ Orthotics Service within the Health Board is looking for an enthusiastic Podiatrist to work at Band 5. There is also a strong emphasis on completing our Band 5 rotation scheme working in MSK and Diabetic clinics maintaining your own caseload within this specialist area.

Hywel Dda has a strong emphasis on developing staff. We have 5 independent Prescribers, 5 Ultrasonograhers, fully developed POMs implementation, CMATs and Vascular service, and staff working in MIU.

Main duties of the job

To work at band 5 level predominantly within the high risk and MSK clinics supporting higher grade staff in the diagnosis and treatment of lower limb pathologies.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 12,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

47 general practices (6 of which are managed practices), 45 dental practices (including 4 orthodontic), 96 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Able to interpret the signs and symptoms of systemic disorders as they manifest in the lower limb and foot with particular reference to diabetes, vascular, rheumatoid arthritis and other arthropathies.

Podiatrists should be able to assess for cardiovascular and dermatological disorders, and be able to identify infections, neurological, developmental and malignant disorders.

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 29.07.2024

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Assurance of professional knowledge as evidenced by 1st degree level qualification or equivalent
  • Competent to apply local anaesthesia techniques as Certified under the medicines Act 1968
  • Registered with HPCP
  • Evidence of attendance on relevant core continuous professional development courses


  • Member of Society of Podiatrists



  • Managing a caseload which would include any foot or foot related condition and having the experience to be able to know when to refer on to the highly specialist clinic. For example this would include recognising peripheral vascular disease, leading to tissue necrosis and gangrene or being able to recognise clinical infection and recommend the correct course of action including antibiotics or further investigations
  • Evidence of autonomous practice
  • Inter-professional Team working
  • Direct involvement with carers and families
  • Evidence of supporting service compliance with clinical governance


  • Evidence of student supervision
  • Supervision of staff
  • Negotiation of multidisciplinary working practices
  • Experience of service development



  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Flexible approach to needs of the service

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Prince Philip Hospital



SA14 8QF

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