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Specialist Podiatrist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent part time (22.5 hours per week) Band 6 high risk podiatrist within the Manchester Local Care Organisation. We are looking seek to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated podiatrist to join our friendly podiatry team based in the community. The role will focus on the management of the complex patient at risk of developing foot ulcers or those who have a foot ulcer and include vascular assessment, off loading (including MSK assessment). There will also be an element of other clinics such as rapid access clinics. This service is integrated with the hospital diabetes and vascular team which the podiatry team support on a weekly and monthly basis, rotations into the specialist acute clinics will also form part of this role.

We are looking for a forward-thinking high risk podiatrist with a minimum of 2 years post graduate experience to provide high quality care to our patients who have or are risk of developing foot ulcers. If any candidate feels they don't currently have the required skills we are prepared to offer this position as a progression post from a Band 5 to a Band 6 on completion of the necessary competencies.

Care is delivered in various settings including community clinics, out-patient clinics and patient's homes so a car owner driver is essential.

Interviews are planned for within 1 week of the closing date

Main duties of the job


1. To diagnose foot / lower limb problems for referred patients with a wide range of clinical needs

2. To initiate, monitor and evaluate courses of treatment following assessment.

4. To undertake minor surgery

5. To work alongside specialist podiatrists caring for high risk patients with complex needs

7. To ensure referral to other services are expedited quickly

8. To follow departmental policies / guidelines but have the discretion to make own clinical judgement and diagnosis within professional boundaries.

9. To make direct referrals to x-ray / pathology as assessed as necessary to provide effective care.

10. To prescribe and fit foot and shoe orthoses as part of a care package and review progress.

11. To participate in foot health education to both patients, carers and other staff groups

12. To decide when specialised equipment is required to achieve the greatest level of clinical effectiveness.

13. To assess circumstances where local anaesthetic should be administered to treat a highly painful condition and decide on the dosage and best positioning of the agent in order that the minimal volume is effective.

14. To practice minute dissection on lesions where there is narrow margin for error on patients who have poor circulation, tremor or skin conditions.

15. To decide when a patient has reached their maximum potential for rehabilitation and discharge with a self-help plan

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Degree in podiatry
  • HCPC registered


  • Member of RCoP



  • NHS working / team working

Personal attributes


  • Good organisational skills
  • Good communiation skills
  • Ability to negotiate and influence
  • Ability to work on own
  • Able to handle sensitive situations

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Northenden HC

489 Palatine Road


M22 4DH

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