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Specialist Podiatrist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm)
Job ref
Queen Victoria Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Today at 23:59
Interview date

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has 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 at a time of exciting service review and development.

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our rapidly developing and innovative podiatry team. In this role you will be responsible for delivering a high quality, accessible and timely evidence based service for patients. Based across our community sites and Royal Lancaster Infirmary, 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.

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.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading.

You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

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

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

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.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Graham Holt
Job title
Podiatry Clinical Lead
Email address
Telephone number
01539 715 225
Additional information

Informal visits to the department are encouraged