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Specialist Podiatrist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Alfred Barrow Health Centre
per annum pro rata
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''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust (UHMBT) wants to provide sustainable high quality medical services that fit with the Better Care Together integrated model of care – high quality specialist hospital services wrapping around community based teams to deliver responsive specialist expertise within both acute hospital and community settings and helping to keep people well and to manage their long term conditions closer to home. We work as a multi-disciplinary team and you will have the opportunity to help improve our pathways of care for our patients.

As a Trust we actively support you to develop your knowledge and skills via our Annual Development Review programme and there is support for external courses.

Main duties of the job

We are delighted to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our team in the role of Band 6 Specialist Podiatrist. If you are the type of health professional who truly has the patient at the heart of everything you do and you want to work in a Trust that shares your values and is going places, then this might just be the perfect role for you.

In this role you will be responsible for delivering a high quality, accessible and timely evidence based service for patients. Based predominantly within the community Podiatry service where you will be responsible for the provision of care to the increased/high risk caseload. You will need to be an excellent communicator and able to work independently and confidently.

Working for our organisation

Our primary focus is to deliver quality, patient-centred care which is evidenced based and sustainable for the future in an ever changing NHS landscape. To achieve this, we aim to give you the opportunity to develop your skills in a supportive, dynamic and varied environment. We have a strong commitment to staff development and service improvement and provide regular clinical supervision and in-service training.

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We welcome applications from experienced HCPC registered Podiatrists.

In addition to UHMBT being a Trust that is striving for excellence, the geographic location of the Trust has an amazing amount to offer. The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. It is famous for its lakes, forests, mountains and fells. The Lake District is home to a great variety of wildlife. The lakes and mountains combine to form impressive scenery, so if you are a hiker, mountain biker, fell walker or just enjoy being in the great outdoors then this is the place for you. You won’t just reap the professional rewards working for UHMBT. Based on the edge of the Lake District, we really do have it all - sensational views, educational opportunities for all ages, affordable housing, and easy access by road and rail to Manchester, Liverpool and beyond.

Person specification

Education and qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree or equivalent in qualification in Podiatric Medicine
  • Local anaesthesia certificate
  • HCPC certificate
Desirable criteria
  • Pharmacology certificate
  • Certificate in Radiology


Essential criteria
  • Post-graduate NHS work experience, including experience treating high risk patients
  • Teaching/training of colleagues/students/health care professionals/patients/public
  • Accurate assessment, testing and diagnosis of complex foot pathologies within the specialist eligibility criteria of the service and field of practice
  • Evidence of specialised treatment planning/patient management, based on the above
  • Demonstration of evidence based practice and awareness of latest clinical developments/research
  • Effective communication and partnership working with patients/the general public, especially in respect of foot health education
  • Working in a multidisciplinary team and liaison with other health care professionals

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of high risk patient care (assessment, diagnosis and treatment/management) e.g. diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, wound care and biomechanics. Gained through postgraduate study, CPD, experience and/or rotation packages
  • Be able to manage and treat high risk patients who require a level of assessment that is underpinned by theoretical knowledge and relevant to practical experience
  • Knowledge of ulcer and wound dressings, off-loading and Doppler ultrasound interpretation
  • Understanding of medical conditions and patho-physiology, knowledge of pharmacology and biochemistry interpretation
  • Knowledge of medical, radiological and surgical interventions
  • Knowledge of current national and local strategies, clinical guidelines and legislation relating to the delivery of podiatry and advanced podiatry practice

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Must be able to travel to meet the needs of the service
  • Flexibility and commitment to the job
  • Good interpersonal skills - effective listening/speaking skills appropriate to the needs of the recipient; communicating complex information
  • Approachable - demonstrating a friendly and open manner that facilitates communication
  • Enthusiastic positive attitude - flexible approach to changing requirements to meet service needs
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Frances Counsell
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