Job summary

We are looking for 5 x Band 6 Podiatrists to join Guy’s and St Thomas’s Community Foot Health team. We are a large community team of almost thirty podiatrists who work across nine clinical sites in the central London Boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark.

There will be opportunities to work across a broad scope of podiatry practice with supervision and mentoring from senior colleagues. We will provide you with training opportunities such as MSK, nail surgery, advanced therapies and hospital rotations. We also offer IR(ME)R training to all podiatrists to enable the ordering and interpretation of radiographic imaging.

Patient care takes place in a wide variety of settings including community clinics, GP practices, hospitals and in patients’ own homes where you will have access to our fleet of pool cars. You will be issued with your own tablet for clinical use.

The suitable candidate should be self-motivated and have a broad range of post-graduate clinical experience.

This role is both challenging and rewarding in equal measure so If you think you have what it takes to join us and would like to be part of one of the largest hospital trusts in the UK then please do apply, we look forward to hearing from you.

Interview Date : 14th February, face to face but if unable to attend, a teams interview will be offered. Alternative dates can be considered within a time frame.

Main duties of the job

To work as part of an autonomous and innovative team specialising in footand lower limb pathologies.

To assess, diagnose, implement and develop individualised assessment andtreatment programmes for patients with an emphasis on medical need. Thiswill involve general and specialist care within a range of locations, includingclinical, domiciliary, hospital, and other external settings with a holistic andmultidisciplinary approach.

To commit to a philosophy of care with emphasis on client empowerment and self-care.

To work as a highly motivated team member within the podiatry andmultidisciplinary team setting and with external organisations and settings to achieve the best patient outcome.

About us

Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK’s best known hospitals – Guy’s, St Thomas’, Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield – as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK’s busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and – as part of King’s Health Partners – we are one of England’s eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research’s biomedical research centres, established with King’s College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

Date posted

18 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£40,448 to £47,965 a year p.a. inc HCA

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

196-LIS7273

Job locations

Artesian Podiatry Centre

94 Alscot Road

London

SE1 3GG

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Duties

To be responsible and accountable for the complex assessment, diagnosisand treatment of new and existing patients with a wide variety of Podiatriccomplaints.

This includes diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders,vascular and neurological disorders, systemic diseases, chronic pathologies,emergency treatments, wound management, paediatrics, deformities, and nail and skin pathologies.You will be expected to treat a wide variety of patient groups including those with special needs, the housebound, children, the elderly adults, vulnerable groups and those from different cultural backgrounds with the possibility of communication barriers,

To demonstrate sound clinical expertise and knowledge in the management of serious and high-risk pathologies, whilst keeping fully informed of current best practice and becoming involved with the development, updating and implementation of evidence based practice guidelines.

The provision, organisation and evaluation of highly specialised Podiatric care plans tailored to patients medical needs with regular review and the ability to identify and co-ordinate further interventions.

Make referrals to other specialists from within the department and outside,facilitating safe and appropriate discharge where indicated.

To be aware and recognise the contribution of our assessment within thewhole health care package/profile

To undertake specialist diabetes and high-risk sessions for the assessmentand treatment of patients where duties will include:

Undertaking Diabetic foot assessments and diabetic foot management andeducation.

Working with challenging groups including those with mental healthproblemsManagement of foot ulcersTo identify risk factors and to prioritise patients into risk categoriesTo arrange emergency admission into hospital when indicatedProviding emergency clinical and domiciliary careTo participate in department rotations through areas of clinical speciality, for example, Nail surgery, Acute MST rotation and both Guys and St Thomas Hospital sites, Biomechanics, Podopaediatrrics and Homeless Shelters.

To provide care in a variety of settings often involving the ability to work alone and independently, and also with the Podiatry team. Such settings will include (but is not limited to):Community Health Centres, Residential and Nursing Homes, Patients Homes

To be able and willing to work in some areas with high levels of socialdeprivation.

To have highly developed physical skills, precision hand/eye coordinationrequiring frequent concentration for prolonged periods, and a comprehensive knowledge base, for example, highly skilled debridement techniques for acute/chronic, neuropathic and ischaemic wounds.

To conduct local anaesthetic techniques and minor surgery procedureswithout assistance, with the ability to manage anaphylactic shock if required.

To be responsible for the professional day-to-day coordination andmanagement of patients caseloads and clinics. This will involve goodcommunication with other podiatrists and administrative staff to maintain good working relationships and communication.

To ensure Trust standards and policies are adhered to.

To be responsible for maintaining professional, accurate and comprehensive patient records using the S.O.A.P format, managing appointment systems and maintaining, monitoring and securing equipment, instruments, pharmacy and stock levels.

To contribute to the strategic development and improvement of existingservices and facilitate the instigation of new service development by working as part of an innovative team.

Participate in audit and service evaluation.

To be safely involved in the provision of Foot Health education andappropriate specialist advice sensitively to patients, relatives and careers, and to organise and participate in health promotion activities and training events to groups, colleagues, professionals and individuals.

To frequently prescribe and apply the application of technology formeasurement, monitoring and treatment using specialist complex equipment such as Gait analysis systems and Doppler ultrasound.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Duties

To be responsible and accountable for the complex assessment, diagnosisand treatment of new and existing patients with a wide variety of Podiatriccomplaints.

This includes diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders,vascular and neurological disorders, systemic diseases, chronic pathologies,emergency treatments, wound management, paediatrics, deformities, and nail and skin pathologies.You will be expected to treat a wide variety of patient groups including those with special needs, the housebound, children, the elderly adults, vulnerable groups and those from different cultural backgrounds with the possibility of communication barriers,

To demonstrate sound clinical expertise and knowledge in the management of serious and high-risk pathologies, whilst keeping fully informed of current best practice and becoming involved with the development, updating and implementation of evidence based practice guidelines.

The provision, organisation and evaluation of highly specialised Podiatric care plans tailored to patients medical needs with regular review and the ability to identify and co-ordinate further interventions.

Make referrals to other specialists from within the department and outside,facilitating safe and appropriate discharge where indicated.

To be aware and recognise the contribution of our assessment within thewhole health care package/profile

To undertake specialist diabetes and high-risk sessions for the assessmentand treatment of patients where duties will include:

Undertaking Diabetic foot assessments and diabetic foot management andeducation.

Working with challenging groups including those with mental healthproblemsManagement of foot ulcersTo identify risk factors and to prioritise patients into risk categoriesTo arrange emergency admission into hospital when indicatedProviding emergency clinical and domiciliary careTo participate in department rotations through areas of clinical speciality, for example, Nail surgery, Acute MST rotation and both Guys and St Thomas Hospital sites, Biomechanics, Podopaediatrrics and Homeless Shelters.

To provide care in a variety of settings often involving the ability to work alone and independently, and also with the Podiatry team. Such settings will include (but is not limited to):Community Health Centres, Residential and Nursing Homes, Patients Homes

To be able and willing to work in some areas with high levels of socialdeprivation.

To have highly developed physical skills, precision hand/eye coordinationrequiring frequent concentration for prolonged periods, and a comprehensive knowledge base, for example, highly skilled debridement techniques for acute/chronic, neuropathic and ischaemic wounds.

To conduct local anaesthetic techniques and minor surgery procedureswithout assistance, with the ability to manage anaphylactic shock if required.

To be responsible for the professional day-to-day coordination andmanagement of patients caseloads and clinics. This will involve goodcommunication with other podiatrists and administrative staff to maintain good working relationships and communication.

To ensure Trust standards and policies are adhered to.

To be responsible for maintaining professional, accurate and comprehensive patient records using the S.O.A.P format, managing appointment systems and maintaining, monitoring and securing equipment, instruments, pharmacy and stock levels.

To contribute to the strategic development and improvement of existingservices and facilitate the instigation of new service development by working as part of an innovative team.

Participate in audit and service evaluation.

To be safely involved in the provision of Foot Health education andappropriate specialist advice sensitively to patients, relatives and careers, and to organise and participate in health promotion activities and training events to groups, colleagues, professionals and individuals.

To frequently prescribe and apply the application of technology formeasurement, monitoring and treatment using specialist complex equipment such as Gait analysis systems and Doppler ultrasound.

Person Specification

Relevant Qualification

Essential

  • Degree or a Diploma in Podiatry
  • HCPC registered

Desirable

  • Relevant MSc
  • Driving licence

Skills

Essential

  • Able to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills shown through quality of application submitted
  • Commitment to continuous improvement of service

Desirable

  • Interdisciplinary working skills
  • Skills in supervising and training others
  • Skills in clinical audit

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of treating high risk caseload
  • Experience in assessing patients (medical, neurological and vascular status)
  • Experience of domiciliary work
  • Broad clinical experience in general Podiatry

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a MDT Diabetic Foot Clinic
  • Experience of treating MSK conditions
  • Experience of minor surgery techniques
Person Specification

Relevant Qualification

Essential

  • Degree or a Diploma in Podiatry
  • HCPC registered

Desirable

  • Relevant MSc
  • Driving licence

Skills

Essential

  • Able to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills shown through quality of application submitted
  • Commitment to continuous improvement of service

Desirable

  • Interdisciplinary working skills
  • Skills in supervising and training others
  • Skills in clinical audit

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of treating high risk caseload
  • Experience in assessing patients (medical, neurological and vascular status)
  • Experience of domiciliary work
  • Broad clinical experience in general Podiatry

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a MDT Diabetic Foot Clinic
  • Experience of treating MSK conditions
  • Experience of minor surgery techniques

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

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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