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Complex Care Podiatrist

7

Main area
Podiatry
Grade
7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
185-A-20-84278
Town
Internal
Salary
£37,750 - £43,772 per annum pro rata
Closing
21/02/2020 23:59

We are looking for experienced podiatrists within the team to apply for this new band 7 post which has been funded as an adjunct to the existing funded establishment to address the high increases in demand of patients presenting with highly complex clinical pathologies. This vacancy is for a highly qualified podiatrists to deliver podiatric specialist care at band 7 level in a variety of community clinics, hospital and domiciliary settings throughout East Devon. Up to 50 % of the clinic work will be dealing with complex diabetes case- loads many with wounds and some approaching end of life .We envisage a high proportion of the work will be lone working and delivered within the patient’s own homes or residential care

You should have a minimum of 5 years experience, be an enthusiastic and highly motivated podiatrist, with the ability to work autonomously managing your high risk and complex care caseload in single or multi-chair clinics as well as a domiciliary setting. You should have experience in lone working, demonstrate a sound understanding of clinical governance and risk management.

You should be aware of professional and national guidelines and be up to date with current best practice. You should possess an interest in clinical audit and research in line with service development.

You will possess an excellent knowledge of the high risk foot, including diabetes, rheumatology and lower limb peripheral arterial disease. You will manage a high risk caseload including patients with complex co-morbidities in community settings. You should possess an excellent knowledge of wound management and MSK applications to underpin your clinical treatments particularly of diabetic foot ulceration. You should have a sound understanding of diabetic foot referral pathways to support the reduction to diabetes associated local lower limb amputation rates in South West England.

You should be highly organised, using your initiative. You should be able to work on your own and as part of a team demonstrating excellent communication and interpersonal skillsand be happy to work in the domiciliary environments You will demonstrate efficiency and flexibility in adapting to the needs of the patients and the service.

You will be a team leader responsible for providing local line management, supervision and guidance to junior staff, students and voluntary staff for clinical and non-clinical matters, knowing when to escalate matters of importance to senior staff and management. managerial You will receive clinical and managerial support including clinical supervision / appraisal. Opportunities for professional development are readily available.

A degree or diploma in podiatry with current HCPC registration and a local analgesia certificate is a mandatory requirement.

This is an INTERNAL vacancy for RD&E staff. BANK WORKERS ARE CURRENTLY NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS VACANCY

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are: Honesty, Openness & Integrity Fairness Inclusion & Collaboration Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Emma Hervin emmahervin@nhs.net 01392 356122

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Personnel Reception
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Wonford
Barrack Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 5DW
Telephone
01392 403936 or 403758

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Our Trust is proudly committed to race equality.
To ensure our ethnic minority staff have an equal opportunity to succeed, we are offering career development support to any ethnic minority staff.

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