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Specialist Podiatrist

Band 6

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Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Hainault Health Centre, Manford Way, Chigwell, Essex, IG7 4DF
Redbridge & Waltham Forest Boroughs
£28,050 - £36,644 pa (plus HCAS)
28/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Podiatrist to join our friendly team within NELFT and will consider applications from Experienced Band 5’s (must have passed their probationary period) looking for a band 6 development role.

Our Podiatry Department is a forward thinking, busy service providing Podiatry Services to GPs in Redbridge and Waltham Forest. The population that we serve are both multi-cultural and diverse.

We work in a variety of locations including community, hospital and domiciliary settings.

Our client base is primarily high-risk and you will be responsible for treatment planning for foot complications associated with diabetic, rheumatoid and vascular / ischaemic long-term conditions.

We are committed to CPD and training initiatives to achieve personal as well as service objectives.

We also support the training of Podiatry students and our Podiatrists are actively involved in a clinical educator programme with the University of East London.

Therefore if you work well under pressure, enjoy treating high-risk patients with challenging foot problems and have excellent communication skills, this job could be for you!

We are specifically looking for Podiatrists who:

• Are flexible and can demonstrate initiative, and enjoy working as part of a team.
• Have good organisational and clinical skills, and are keen to support clinical excellence by developing "best practice".
• Are committed to robust treatment planning and patient discharge.
• Are keen to undertake audit and research.

The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust’s Values in their day to day work. These are the 5P’s:

• Putting people first
• Prioritising quality
• Being progressive, innovative and continually improve
• Being professional and honest
• Promoting what is possible – independence, opportunity and choice

The post holder will:

Be a member of the team who has specialist general skills and will be responsible for providing evidence based comprehensive assessment and diagnosis based on clinical findings and support the team by delivering general and high risk podiatry care within a variety of care pathways, working within codes of practice and professional guidelines.

Provide training and education opportunities for other health professionals and patients to promote an understanding of foot care and self-care including falls prevention.

Support the development of a “Foot Protection Team” contributing to policies and procedures, relating to the management and diagnosis of diabetes in the community.

Have a commitment to collaborative working and actively supporting and liaising with other health care professionals in the organisation.

Provide clinical care in the community clinics, domiciliary setting and Hospitals including King George and Whipps Cross Hospitals. As a specialist podiatrist you will be based in the West (Redbridge and Waltham Forest) .

Will take responsibility for assessing and monitoring and treating patients with long term conditions which compromise mobility and independence, delivering a high quality, timely, accessible and evidence based clinical pathways for patients referred to the service. Including people with peripheral vascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and structural deformity.

Conduct clinical work.

Maintain excellent clinical knowledge and experience in order to assist the pathway leads and working as part of a team of specialist podiatrists to participate in the development of community podiatry services.
Support service redesign in line with best practice.

Have an understanding of corporate objectives and an awareness of local CCG commissioning requirements.




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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Karen Wise
Podiatry Care Pathway Manager (West)
0300 555 1201 ext 54608

If you have problems applying, contact

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