Band-6 Specialist Podiatrist-Herts Integrated Diabetes service (HIDS)

Job details
Posting date: 16 November 2021
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: AFC
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 December 2021
Location: West Hertfordshire, AL4 9XR
Company: NHS Jobs
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: J11-43826-POSP-HCT

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Job Title and Grade:Band 6 Specialist Podiatrist-Herts Valley Integrated Diabetes service (HIDS)

Location/Trust:Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Department Covered:West Hertfordshire

Placement Ref/ID: 43826

The Role:

We have long term placement opportunities available forSpecial PodiatristatHertfordshire community NHS Trust, specifically providing the following:

About the Job

  • To be instrumental in maintaining the integrity of the foot in Diabetes, with the aim of preventing long term complications. To be responsible for providing a high standard of patient focussed quality care by assessing, diagnosing and developing specialised and complex care programmes for patients with diabetes and additional complications/co-morbidities.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is the principal provider of community-based healthcare services to the 1.2 million population of Hertfordshire. The Trust is rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission.

We have around 2,000 staff and every day we deliver a wide range of high quality health services to people in their homes, in local clinics, in schools and in our community hospitals

To apply for this post, you need to have :

  • HCPC Registered Podiatrist with relevant clinical qualification to diploma and/or first degree level or equivalent
  • Post registration podiatry experience in Diabetes Care
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Certificate of Local Anaesthesia
  • Experience of treating patients with diabetes
  • Post graduate NHS experience
  • Knowledge/understanding of the NHS
  • Experience of working within the community
  • Knowledge of the lower limb complications associated with diabetes
  • Ability to interpret relevant clinical tests and analyse and interpret complex data
  • Knowledge of barriers to understanding and ability to explain complex issues simply
  • Competent computer skills
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written, including ability to liaise and negotiate
  • Communicate or receive complex and sensitive information
  • Communicate effectively with patients, carers and colleagues
  • Ability to establish positive relationships and mutual respect with people
  • Ability to inspire and motivate
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to take direction and work on own initiative
  • Able to work alone
  • Ability to think and develop implementation plans tactfully and creatively

What will be your main responsibilities?

  • To provide high quality Podiatry care for patients with Diabetes in community clinics and out patient multi disciplinary clinics
  • Develop treatment plans in conjunction with patients
  • To assess, diagnose and implement care programmes without direct supervision for a wide variety of patients with diabetes using high quality evidenced based clinical expertise.
  • To request, perform and interpret appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • To identify the need for referral both internally and externally for further assessments and treatment where appropriate.
  • To record all patient contact using the SystmOne computer based record keeping tool.
  • To work within a range of recognised clinical settings, these will include health centres, single and multi-chair community clinics, acute in and out-patient settings and other appropriate settings.
  • To maintain and ensure a safe working environment and be able to escalate concerns appropriately.
  • Under direction from Podiatry Senior Leadership support any elements required to achieve key performance indicators within the agreed Service Level Agreements (SLA’s) are delivered.
  • To promote and market a positive image for the HIDS Podiatry Service and business unit and organisation with appropriate external agencies.
  • To provide supervision for Podiatry Students as directed.
  • To line manage lower grade staff as directed
  • To monitor and maintain stock levels at clinics where appropriate.
  • To comply and practice within minimum standards of the College of Podiatry, HCPC code of conduct, Trust clinical standards, guidelines, policies, procedures and protocols.
  • To be responsible and accountable for completing all mandatory training.
  • To undertake any other duties in any location across Hertfordshire in accordance with the grade of the post and competence requested by the Podiatry Team Lead.
  • Ensure any personal or professional development requirements are fulfilled to maintain registration with the required professional bodies.
  • At all times act as the patients advocate raising their concerns about HCT services and/or other agencies.

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits: –

  • Competitive Pay Rates- work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it – 24/7 365 days –Call us anytime on 03330 144 370
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over£70 millioneach year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Chiral DesaiasRecruitment & Placement Consultanton 0144 290 2016 or

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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