Job summary

Do you aspire to work for an NHS organisation that is not only rated Good by the Care Quality Commission but are also in the HSJ best places to work list and in Stonewall’s top employers’ index? If so, look no further than Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH). CLCH currently works across London and Hertfordshire.

As London’s largest NHS Trust dedicated to community healthcare we offer leadership, learning and career opportunities for community healthcare professional that few can match. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

We are looking for a Dynamic, Self-motivated e Podiatrist to work in the tri-borough area of Central London, providing care to residents across Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

So what do you need to join our team?

  • A BSc in Podiatry
  • You will need to be able to adapt to a fast moving service, work autonomously, and possess the clinical skills and ability to work independently and as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team
  • Candidates should have excellent communication skills, comprehensive clinical assessment skills and the ability to provide care as determined by clinical assessments.
  • To have strong relationship building skills to work positively in your nursing team, multidisciplinary teams and with patients
  • Main duties of the job

    To provide high-quality care to a diverse range of podiatry patients in a wide variety of settings. To assess diagnose, treat, plan and manage the podiatric (lower limb and foot care) needs of the local and transient populations in a wide variety of settings, in order to maintain patient mobility and independence

    To work in collaboration with a team of Podiatrists and other care providers to ensure seamless care delivery for all patients and where appropriate to liaise with and refer and work under direction on Band 6.

    The post holder will be expected to undertake appropriate clinical rotation(s) and will be supported by supervision and mentoring sessions.

    The post holder will, with their manager identify their knowledge and skills and will be encouraged to work towards the skills and knowledge level of a Specialist Podiatrist

    About us

    Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs – Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster – and Hertfordshire.

    Date posted

    15 November 2022

    Pay scheme

    Agenda for change

    Band

    Band 5

    Salary

    £32,466 to £39,521 a year inclusive of HCAS

    Contract

    Permanent

    Working pattern

    Full-time

    Reference number

    824-INNER-10180

    Job locations

    St. Charles Centre for Health & Care

    London

    W10 6DZ

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • To autonomously assess and diagnose patients with a diverse range of medical and podiatric conditions, using appropriate diagnostic techniques, skills and tools; to adopt a problem-solving approach to patient care, ensuring that all clients treated have an agreed treatment plan
  • To create and implement tailored treatment and care plans using a variety of appropriate treatment regimens for a range of patient groups including those in the at risk categories, focusing on the management of primary foot pathologies
  • This includes patients with the following conditions (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Chronic Disease , for example Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neurological and vascular disorders, Parkinsons Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • HIV
  • Poly-pharmacy
  • Wound management
  • Maintenance of tissue viability
  • Terminal Illness
  • Mental Health
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Musculoskeletal trauma and injury
  • To adopt a problem solving approach, engaging patients and carers in their treatment plan, negotiating on agreed outcomes, gaining consent and educating users on self-care
  • To actively participate in CLCH Band 5 rotation programme
  • To provide education on podiatric issues, including the care of the at-risk and high-risk foot; providing information on the signs and symptoms of pedal manifestations of systemic chronic and acute diseases
  • To evaluate and review treatment outcomes and implement discharge policies for those patients meeting the discharge criteria
  • To deliver care in a range of settings including, Hospitals, Care Homes and Residential Homes, Homeless Hostels and when necessary Mental Health Units
  • To encourage and work with members of the wider multidisciplinary team including, General Practice, District Nursing, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists ensuring seamless delivery of care, providing professional advice within this forum
  • To continually review patients progress against an agreed care plan and refer as necessary to other health care professionals and podiatry clinical specialist leads to ensure appropriate care is provided
  • To be able to use physical therapies (ultrasound/ laser/ topical therapy), as indicated in an individuals treatment plan
  • To maintain accurate patient records including assessment and treatment plans in accordance to departmental and professional guidelines
  • Ensure that the condition of clinical rooms is maintained in accordance to infection control and Podiatry Service guidelines
  • To take an active role in supporting and delivering Health Promotion events within the Service and Trust, including promoting the departments services to other healthcare professionals to ensure appropriate patients are referred to the service
  • Ability to realise when a patients condition is out of scope of grading and would need to be referred on to a senior grade
  • To work to agreed productivity targets as set out by the CLCH Podiatry service. All appointment slots are counted as 25 minutes (2 slots are used for a new patient and one for a follow up patient). As a Band 5 podiatrist an activity target is set at achieving 2760 successful patient contact slots per year. This target is liable to change based on service and individual variations and will be reviewed on a 6 month and yearly basis.
  • Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • To autonomously assess and diagnose patients with a diverse range of medical and podiatric conditions, using appropriate diagnostic techniques, skills and tools; to adopt a problem-solving approach to patient care, ensuring that all clients treated have an agreed treatment plan
  • To create and implement tailored treatment and care plans using a variety of appropriate treatment regimens for a range of patient groups including those in the at risk categories, focusing on the management of primary foot pathologies
  • This includes patients with the following conditions (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Chronic Disease , for example Diabetes, Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Neurological and vascular disorders, Parkinsons Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • HIV
  • Poly-pharmacy
  • Wound management
  • Maintenance of tissue viability
  • Terminal Illness
  • Mental Health
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Musculoskeletal trauma and injury
  • To adopt a problem solving approach, engaging patients and carers in their treatment plan, negotiating on agreed outcomes, gaining consent and educating users on self-care
  • To actively participate in CLCH Band 5 rotation programme
  • To provide education on podiatric issues, including the care of the at-risk and high-risk foot; providing information on the signs and symptoms of pedal manifestations of systemic chronic and acute diseases
  • To evaluate and review treatment outcomes and implement discharge policies for those patients meeting the discharge criteria
  • To deliver care in a range of settings including, Hospitals, Care Homes and Residential Homes, Homeless Hostels and when necessary Mental Health Units
  • To encourage and work with members of the wider multidisciplinary team including, General Practice, District Nursing, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists ensuring seamless delivery of care, providing professional advice within this forum
  • To continually review patients progress against an agreed care plan and refer as necessary to other health care professionals and podiatry clinical specialist leads to ensure appropriate care is provided
  • To be able to use physical therapies (ultrasound/ laser/ topical therapy), as indicated in an individuals treatment plan
  • To maintain accurate patient records including assessment and treatment plans in accordance to departmental and professional guidelines
  • Ensure that the condition of clinical rooms is maintained in accordance to infection control and Podiatry Service guidelines
  • To take an active role in supporting and delivering Health Promotion events within the Service and Trust, including promoting the departments services to other healthcare professionals to ensure appropriate patients are referred to the service
  • Ability to realise when a patients condition is out of scope of grading and would need to be referred on to a senior grade
  • To work to agreed productivity targets as set out by the CLCH Podiatry service. All appointment slots are counted as 25 minutes (2 slots are used for a new patient and one for a follow up patient). As a Band 5 podiatrist an activity target is set at achieving 2760 successful patient contact slots per year. This target is liable to change based on service and individual variations and will be reviewed on a 6 month and yearly basis.
  • Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities.

    Person Specification

    Education/Qualification

    Essential

  • BSc Degree In Podiatric Medicine or Diploma (if qualified prior 1991)
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Certificate in local anaesthesia
  • Person Specification

    Education/Qualification

    Essential

  • BSc Degree In Podiatric Medicine or Diploma (if qualified prior 1991)
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Certificate in local anaesthesia
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

    Additional information

    Disclosure and Barring Service Check

    This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

    UK Registration

    Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

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