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Foot Protection Lead

Livewell Southwest
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
In this varied & rewarding role the post holder will undertake extensive practice across all aspects of managing the diabetic foot as well as providing expert advanced care to a range of other patients with foot health needs. You can expect to:
  • Work with a team of experienced Podiatrists with full access to clinical support from colleagues, working alongside staff ranging from our HCA support to other leads and managers, managing acute & chronic wounds.
  • Work across a range of settings including locations in primary, community & secondary care settings & in the domiciliary setting.
  • Have access to a comprehensive induction & development plan, practice supervision & line-management supervision.
  • Have regular team meetings, on-going CPD support with-in service, & the opportunity to undertake for example, independent prescribing qualifications if appropriate.
  • Participate in the development of Podiatric skills & learning with students, other professions, HCAs, Podiatry Assistant Practitioners, Apprentices , as well as new graduates on our preceptorship scheme.

Work in modern environments with full IT and administration support, & undertake line-management of staff as required by the service.

please note that this role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route, please refer to the Direct Gov website for more information with regards to eligibility

Main duties of the job

The post holder will undertake a wide range of advanced Podiatric care for patients with diabetes but may include other patients, who may be located in variety of clinical settings, in a domiciliary setting, as well periodically within secondary care on rotation.

Post holders will provide patients with advanced, expert assessment, monitoring, diagnoses and clinical interventions pertaining to diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy and all associated Podiatric presentations. Patients will vary from those requiring routine monitoring through to those with significant foot pathology including acute and chronic wounds. As such, staff in this role will also work in close liaison with primary care, and Podiatric and other colleagues in the secondary care setting.

There is a requirement to undertake the line-management of clinical and non-clinical staff as required by the service in this role.

All clinical care settings are supported by comprehensive IT access with the use of SystmOne as the clinical records and booking system, access to some GP records, and full access to imaging reports and blood tests. Staff are provided with a laptop and mobile telephone for working remotely within the domiciliary setting.

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to be able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Specific duties and responsibilities can be found in the full Job Description to which applicants are directed, but will include and are not limited to the areas of:

Responsibility for People Management

Responsibility for financial and/or physical resources

Responsibility for administration

Responsibility for people who use our services

Responsibility for implementation of policy and/or service developments

Other Responsibilities

Details of communication, relationships and behaviour expectations as well as the physical demands of the role are also included in the full job description to which applicants are directed.

Person Specification



  • Excellent knowledge of the effect of diabetes on the foot and lower limb and their management e.g. painful neuropathy, complex wounds, infection, Charcot arthropathy.
  • Excellent knowledge of conditions other than diabetes which may affect the foot and lower limb and cause wounds and ulceration e.g. PAD Knowledge of lower limb pressure relieving strategies and their implementation to minimize the risk of foot ulceration.
  • Own and professional boundaries, evidencing CPD Clinical Risk Management, governance and Health and Safety. Demonstrates understanding of local or national policies/drivers or recent influences effecting wound care/foot care both internal and external to the profession.


  • Financial awareness.
  • IRMER Certificate Use of casting techniques in wound management.
  • WebPAC's.



  • HCPC registered Podiatrist. Dip Pod M, BSc (Hons) Podiatry. Local Analgesia Certificate. Postgraduate specialist qualification/ knowledge obtained by formal/informal learning, training or practical experience in areas of podiatry related wound care and diabetes.


  • Evidence of successful completion of MSc in the field of Diabetes or relative subject or equivalent experience POMs Certificate. IRMER Non Medical Prescriber Qualification



  • Managing a complex and varied patient caseload in an NHS or equivalent environment, managing patients presenting with a range of podiatric needs including those with complex care requirements related to long term conditions e.g. diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, neurological disorders. Advanced wound care techniques, team and Multidisciplinary Working in primary and secondary care settings Minimum of 5 years NHS/NHS provider post registration experience. Involvement in projects/developments.
  • Demonstration of experience in organising, prioritising and meeting deadlines. Previous supervisory experience, high standard and scope of own clinical skills. Development and provision of diabetes education to various levels of professional staff.
  • Effective utilization of diagnostic tools, skills, test results and a range of interventions to manage patients presenting with diabetes related foot problems.
  • Team and Multidisciplinary working. Ability to use Microsoft office applications. Development and/or provision of wound education to various levels of professional staff


  • Service Change/developments.
  • Triage of referrals for consultant led clinics.
  • Policy development Involvement in serious investigations relating to clinical matters.
  • Evidence of research activity. Supervising/teaching/Management of others. Clinical audit and other governance activities.
  • Presentation skills including Power Point and teaching adeptness.

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


200 Mount Gould Road

Mount Gould




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