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Job summary

Main area
Community Services
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
363-CHB11401-ROLL
Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Wigmore health Centre
Town
Luton
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
19/08/2022 23:59
Interview date
31/08/2022

Employer heading

East London NHS Foundation Trust logo

Specialist Podiatrist

Band 6

 

Bedfordshire Community Health Services are provided in partnership by East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and Cambridgeshire Community Services (CCS) NHS Trust. This role is for an ELFT position within Bedfordshire Community Health Services. ELFT’s mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving 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 overview

Podiatrists - Full time, part time, Return to Practice and Bank opportunities available in Luton and Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire and Luton  Community Health Services are looking for Band 6 Podiatrists who are passionate and committed to providing high quality care to join our team in Bedfordshire.

Our Podiatry service is a diverse, supportive and innovative team and our work has been included in 3 national guides published by NHS England and NHS Benchmarking. This has included :-

                Collaborative care home training project tackling pressure ulcer prevention and diabetic foot disease

                Diabetes transformation reducing amputations and bed nights,

                The role of Podiatry in primary care.

As an organisation we take AHP development seriously and live the trust values of we care, we respect, we are inclusive.  We have a strong emerging AHP strategy supporting clinical preceptorship and development to improve staff experience.

The post holder will be HCPC registered, qualified to administer Local Anaesthetic and passionate about providing high-quality podiatry care with excellent communication skills.

 

Main duties of the job

Main duties of the job

We are looking for experienced, return to practice qualified Podiatrists to join our team, You will  be assigned a line manager who will provide regular supervision and support.

You will also receive  clinical rotations and competency support.

As a service we provide

                MDfT for acute diabetic foot complications,

                In- patient provision

                Early intervention of diabetic foot problems with proactive identification of the vulnerable caseloads in primary care

                Access to an evolving and expanding foot protection service including specialist vascular assessment, musculoskeletal assessment and access to non medical prescribers

                Well developed and established education packages providing structured education and diabetes support to the Diabetic population and other health professionals

                Care Homes training programme in collaboration with Dietitians and TVNs

                In addition we also hold musculoskeletal, Rheumatology and Paediatric clinics, Nail Surgery and have access to Podiatric Surgery.

Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy for further information.

Posts are available across  Bedfordshire and Luton  and you may need to provide cover across the county depending on demand, so a full driving license and access to a car is essential. The job involves working from different clinical bases, acute settings, residential and care homes and patients own homes.

Person specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training

Essential criteria
  • HCPC Registered Podiatrist
  • BSc / BSc (Hons) Diploma Podiatry
  • Local Analgesia Certificate
  • Minor surgical skills
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD and interest in self development.

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of a wide range of patient, disease and pathology types e.g. at risk and high risk foot and the skills/experience to understand the pathologies involved in diabetic foot disease, delivering specialist treatment and care programmes accordingly
  • Clinical experience
  • Previous NHS experience at band 5/6 level
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy and clinical quality
  • Knowledge a wide range of patient, disease and pathology types particularly relating to diabetic conditions affecting the foot and lower limb
  • Knowledge and experience of using a variety of appropriate wound care therapies

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Capital Nurse, LondonCommitted to being an Inclusive EmployerApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleHSJ Best places to workMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Amanda WILDGOOSE
Job title
Podiatry Locality Lead
Email address
a.wildgoose@nhs.net
Telephone number
07703 830265
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