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Clinical Specialist Podiatrist (High Risk)

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has risen for a Clinical Specialist Podiatrist who is keen to make a difference and want to contribute to an organisation which is continuously striving to improve.

You will provide clinical leadership for the high-risk foot to support both hospital and community-based Podiatry teams in relation to patient with highly complex foot pathologies.

You will be required to provide clinical knowledge, expertise, and training for junior members of the Podiatry team.

You will be expected to facilitate and lead a wide range of quality improvements and clinical audit activities, liaising with appropriate health care professionals and working upon trust initiatives to ensure that current practices are maintained and developed in line with the modernisation.

You will be required to travel as part of this role to clincial sites and service users' own residence.

There will be a requirement to deputise for the Team Leader in wound care/ Foot Protection when required.

Main duties of the job

Main duties:

To be part of a highly motivated team working independently at advanced level in both community and acute settings, providing a high standard of quality clinical care.

Utilise highly developed expert knowledge and skills to determine clinical priorities to provide timely intervention for patients with high-risk foot.

To provide clinical leadership to Podiatrists and develop training pathways to enhance their skills in the management and treatment of the high-risk foot.

To provide education to Podiatrists and other health care professionals, in areas of speciality, within the trust and local area.

To work as an autonomous specialist practitioner to develop, implement, and negotiate complex programmes of care, in partnership with patients, carers and health care professionals. This may include diagnosis of complex wound aetiologies and skills in high level of sharp debridement of devitalised tissue.

About us

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values: -

We Care - We act with respect and empathy, and always value difference

We Listen - We understand people's views and respond to their individual needs

We Deliver - We develop and provide excellent services and support our partners

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and home lives and support staff by offering a fantastic range of benefits including :

Increase mileage rates for > 3500

A wide range of health and wellbeing support packages

A range of internal and external development and learning opportunities

Plus many more.

We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

BDCFT is dedicated to environmental and social sustainability by delivering on the commitments within our Green Plan. All staff are actively encouraged and supported to participate in training and to identify and implement sustainable quality improvement across all service areas and activities.

The Trust reserves the right to close this position early if a significant number of applications are received

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Job description and person specification for more details about this role.

Right to Work in the UK

Prior to your appointment you will be asked to provide confirmation of your right to work and reside in the UK. During your continued employment with the Trust, you have a personal responsibility to notify your manager as soon as possible should there be any changes to your right to work status.

Regrettably, if the role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Trusts eligibility criteria, the Trust are unable to extend your employment beyond the expiration of your current visa. The Trust is not responsible or liable for ensuring that your employment continues after this period.

As a condition of continuous employment, it is essential you maintain the legal right to work in the United Kingdom throughout the duration of your employment with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT). Any change in your right-to-work status, including but not limited to, visa expiration, revocation, or denial of renewal, may impact your eligibility for employment with the Trust. It is your responsibility to promptly inform your Line Manager of any changes in your right-to-work status immediately, and to provide necessary documentation for verification purposes. Failure to obtain or renew your visa in a timely manner is a breach of employment conditions and will result in termination of your employment. We appreciate your attention to this matter and your commitment to fulfilling this requirement promptly.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered podiatrist.
  • Evidence of continuing postgraduate specialist training


  • Experience of working in all specialists' areas within Podiatry
  • Independent Prescribing qualification or working towards one.



  • Significant post-graduate clinical podiatrist NHS work experience including Clinical leadership experience.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of policy/guidelines/pathways


  • Contribution in development of MDT pathway



  • Excellent advanced clinical skills, utilising evidence-based practice.


  • Ability to interpret diagnostic imaging (i.e. x-ray)
  • Ability to interpret relevant blood results

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust


New Mill

Victoria Road


BD18 3LD

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