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Podiatry Specialist Practitioner - Diabetes

Job Description

We are looking for a full time Band 7 diabetes clinical specialist podiatrist to join one of the largest Community Trusts in the Country recently awarded a CQC rating of Good.

We are seeking a band 7 podiatry specialist practitioner in diabetes to join our team in Hertfordshire, you must be highly motivated, have professional HCPC registration, and post graduate clinical experience in Diabetes care. A post graduate qualification in Diabetes care is desirable but not essential. The post will be based in the West Hertfordshire area and would include input into 2 acute hospitals, as well as community clinics.

This is an exciting time to be joining the service as one of the two CCG’s in Hertfordshire, Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group are commissioning a new integrated diabetes service to cover all diabetes pathways.

The post holder will provide high quality podiatric care for patients with pathological foot conditions and those individuals at risk of developing serious foot health complications. Will work closely with the Diabetes Consultants and wider MDT.

The post holder will also be expected to provide clinical leadership and support the podiatry service lead to maintain and improve service standards within the diabetes care pathway for all care provision by HCT podiatry along with other specialist practitioner colleagues.

The post holders are required to have excellent diagnostic and clinical skills to deliver a range of podiatry treatments including wound care, nail surgery and biomechanical interventions for patients in Hertfordshire.

A comprehensive corporate induction programme is given at the commencement of employment. As well as this the Podiatry Department offers its own induction package including the opportunity to shadow the clinical leads of the 4 care pathways.

The podiatry department currently has 39 clinical staff, including a podiatry assistant, who come together regularly for training days and staff meetings. The department has 2 locality areas, and 4 specialist clinical pathways, all staff have the opportunity to participate in work groups to develop pieces of work within the pathways.

The service is delivered in 26 sites across the county, including community clinics, health centres, GP surgeries, Acute hospital sites, and a prison. We are not commissioned to provide domiciliary care. All staff are given the opportunity to get involved in a wide variety of clinical practice.

If you are looking for a challenging and engaging post and want to be part of a dynamic and forward thinking team whose aim is to deliver the best podiatry care for its patients, then this post will be ideal for you.

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a minimum payment of £951 and a maximum payment of £1,649 per annum (pro rata where applicable and dependent on base location).

Hertfordshire is a wonderful place to live and work, and we recently came top in the uSwitch Better Family Life Index 2016, we were voted the best county to raise a family and Hertfordshire Community Trust has been voted one of the top 100 NHS trusts to work for in the country.

The role will require some travel across the community, a full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

The proposed date for interview will be 15th November 2016. During the interview a short presentation will be required, the title will be given to you if shortlisted.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Caroline Leith
Podiatry Team Lead
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The closing date given is a guide only. There may be some occasions where we have to close a vacancy once sufficient applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

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If you decide to apply for this post but do not hear from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

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.

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