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Job summary

Main area
Community Services
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 30 hours per week
Job ref
363-CTH5974789
Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Mile End Hospital
Town
LONDON
Salary
£42,471 - £50,364 per annum inc HCA
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
25/07/2024 23:59

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East London NHS Foundation Trust logo

Specialist Podiatrist

Band 6

ELFT has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for mental and health care, innovation and improvement. So it is a very exciting time for you to come and work for us. Our 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

Band 6 Specialist Podiatrist

0.8 wte, Permanent

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and innovative podiatrist to work within our Specialist Podiatry Service in Tower Hamlets within community clinics; domiciliary setting and Mile End Hospital.

You will be involved daily in our Emergency Clinic at 8:30am Monday-Friday which provides Gold standard active wound care. 

Main duties of the job

Just like you, we are ambitious about what we do. We are continually striving to improve service user care, experience and outcomes.

The successful candidate will be required to be flexible, working as part of a multidisciplinary community foot health services team - offering specialist podiatric assessment and treatment via a holistic approach, to a varied and complex caseload.

You will be involved daily in our Emergency Clinic at 8:30am Monday-Friday which provides “Gold standard” active wound care. You would be responsible for treatment planning for foot complications associated with e.g. diabetes, vascular / ischaemic long-term conditions and would be part of the foot protection team treating foot ulceration as part of community health services. You will have the opportunity to take part in nail surgery; and ulcer management clinics.

Bring your dedication and determination here, and you will benefit from the support of an experienced and enthusiastic multi-professional team committed to the delivery of brilliant patient care.

Will you join us on this journey? See JD for more about the role in detail.

 

Working for our organisation

The successful candidate will be required to state three reasons why they should be shortlisted for this post.

For an informal discussion please contact [email protected]

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Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You would be responsible for treatment planning for foot complications associated with e.g. diabetes, vascular / ischaemic long-term conditions and would be part of the foot protection team treating foot ulceration as part of community health services. You will have the opportunity to take part in nail surgery; and ulcer management clinics.

Person specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training

Essential criteria
  • BSc (Pod) or equivalent
  • One year’s post graduate work experience
  • Current Registration with HCPC
Desirable criteria
  • Post graduate qualification
  • Current UK Driving license

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Appropriate post graduate work experience including high risk patients and diabetics/ willing to work towards it
  • Experience of clinics with patients presenting with complex and varied pathologies.
  • Creating and following treatment plans including onward referrals and liaise with other professional for health of the patient.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience with managing stock within a set budget.

Knowledge and Skills

Essential criteria
  • Advanced hands on experience in treatment of high risk patients
  • To ensure continued maintenance of equipment and machinery and identify and report any equipment needs.
  • To ensure that pharmacy stocks are stored in accordance with COSHH guidelines.
  • To manage a week-to-week domiciliary caseload and implement effective administration in accordance to department guidelines on domiciliary caseload management.
  • To be responsible for the development, communication and implementation of a specialized individual treatment plan. Obtaining patient consent for surgical intervention and treatment as required. Staff will be required to re-assure; educate and negotiate potentially complex treatment options where denial of pathology or compliance with treatment may be an issue, overcoming communication barriers. appreciating relevant cultural factors and making reference to senior colleagues as necessary
  • To work effectively as a part of a multidisciplinary team and independently as required in primary and secondary care settings to include; hospital clinics, ward rounds, health center community clinics, GP practice clinics, residential homes for the elderly, patient's homes and Mental Health units. Some of these may be in isolation, requiring autonomous practice guided by dept. policy

Personal and people development

Essential criteria
  • To support administration and clerical staff on a day-to-day basis by identifying and solving problems
  • To participate in the services Clinical Governance initiatives and the development and implementation of standards, guidelines and protocols.
  • To be actively involved in the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures.
  • To support the team lead and head of service in managing and implementing change.
Desirable criteria
  • To supervise the work of foot-care assistants and students on clinical placements.
  • To help coordinate and support the provision of education and mentoring to junior members of staff including students and other podiatry grades.

Communication

Essential criteria
  • To attend monthly podiatry team meetings and locality multidisciplinary meetings in order to share information on local needs and initiatives and support the development of the podiatry service
  • To continually review patients. progress and Refer as necessary to other health care professionals and podiatry clinical specialist leads to ensure appropriate care is provided.
  • Maintain patient notes (electronic and hard copy) in a manner required by the Trust and current legal requirements.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Capital Nurse, LondonCommitted to being an Inclusive EmployerApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleAge positiveHSJ Best places to workArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Mindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall 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
Stephanie Benjamin
Job title
Clinical Lead Podiatrist
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
0207 7715775
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