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Clinical Lead Podiatrist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 Per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a a passionate and experienced Podiatrist looking for a challenging and rewarding leadership role? We are excited to offer an incredible opportunity to join our team as a Clinical Lead Podiatrist in Tower Hamlets. This role is at the forefront of innovative healthcare delivery, overseeing an exciting project focused on the homeless population, managing emergency clinics, and leading nail surgery services. Join us in making a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of our community.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will lead and manage the podiatry team, ensuring high standards of clinical care.
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of clinical guidelines and protocols.
  • Provide and support junior podiatrist and other team members.
  • Lead our innovative homeless project, providing specialized podiatry care to vulnerable populations.
  • Support the Podiatrist covering clinic for homeless population to develop and implement strategies to improve foot health and overall well-being of homeless individuals. Work collaboratively with partners and stakeholders to ensure comprehensive care is delivered.
  • Manage and provide expert care to podiatry team in triaging and treating variety of urgent foot and lower limbs conditions. Ensure timely and effective interventions to prevent complications and promote recovery
  • Lead our nail surgery service, performing and supervising surgical procedures. Ensure podiatry team adheres to best practices and maintain high standards of surgical and post-operative care to patients.
  • Ensure compliance with clinical governance and quality standards.
  • Participate in audit, research, and service development, and quality improvement activities of podiatry service.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will lead the delivery of Podiatry services for patients in Tower Hamlets.

The post holder will have the responsibility of developing clinical standards and protocols of care inline with community and service needs, and will be responsible for coordinating clinical trials andincorporating new treatment methods into the management of all aspects of Biomechanical foot care.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering and coordinating the Podiatric care to patients atMile End Hospital, liaising and working in collaboration with Specialist Consultants and otherhealthcare professionals within a multidisciplinary environment. They will be expected toindependently assess new patients, developing care programs for implementation by themselves andother staff according to the departmental referral and treatment criteria.

The post holder will be responsible for delivering high quality clinical care to patients in outpatientenvironments and have regular input into Tissue Viability clinics.

The post holder shares the role of deputizing for the Service Manager, and assumes all responsibilities pertaining to that role in the absence of the Service Manager.

The post holder will contribute professional expertise to strategic development and sustainability ofservices, integrating leadership with the aims,

Person Specification

Qualification and Experience


  • HCPC registered Podiatrist
  • Extensive post qualification experience in podiatry, with proven expertise in nail surgery and emergency care
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Knowledge of NHS statutory obligations, professional guidelines and framework


  • Recognized management training and experience
  • Experience in managing finance, performance, and development of business case



  • Experience of working with complex patients
  • Significant and demonstrable experience as a highly specialist clinician and as a manager in the NHS within a role involving operational responsibility


  • Involvement with quality improvement

Knowledge and Experience


  • Organisational skills, ability to prioritise workloads within timescales and meet deadlines
  • Able to provide effective leadership to support others in complex change
  • Able to work independently, autonomously and interpedently with other stake holders
  • Ability to identify and solve problems and provide effective leadership and delegation


  • Analyse complex information from a variety of sources for decision making and problem solving
  • Conscientious negotiator with the ability to engage with people at all levels

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Foot Health Department

Mile End Hospital, 2nd Floor, Grove Building, Bancroft Road


E1 4DG

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