Specialist Podiatrist

CSH Surrey

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Job summary

Calling new graduates(2024) and qualified clinicians. We are looking for new staff to join our team, we have positions available for both. Why join us? CSH is a unique organisation owned by its employees that means you are in a position to influence change. We focus on excellence in care to deliver better outcomes for our service users.

As a team we have a strong record of career progression, nurturing talent and encouraging development within. The positions are developmental, offering the opportunity to work in specialist clinics: Nail surgery, Musculoskeletal and Wound care, whilst delivering care to existing patients and assessing new referrals. This offers an exciting opportunity for new graduates to progress from Band 5 to Band 6 over12 months, conditional on successfully completing the developmental program.

Our service caseload comprises of high and medium risk patients with complex medical conditions and high podiatric needs. There is also a domiciliary service for those who are not mobile and unable to travel to clinic. The successful candidates will rotate through the specialist clinics gaining experience and knowledge across the specialisms.

Located in NW Surrey, this is a lively area offering great transport links into London, whilst having the advantage of wonderful outdoor spaces. This could be the opportunity you have been waiting for, to join a great team and develop your career. NB. If you are newly qualified you will start at a Band 5 on the band 5 pay scale.

Main duties of the job

Your role as a Band 6 Podiatrist will be to provide a highly effective, comprehensive foot health and protection service for the population of CSH Surrey at a variety of clinical sites including in the patient's own home, working towards achieving the objectives and values of CSH Surrey.

Including:

Assessing, diagnosis, develop treatment plans and providing effective podiatric treatments, using a problem solving approach based on clinical need and evidence based practice. Care should have an emphasis on patient empowerment and independence by providing education and information to help patients manage their own foot needs.

Working as an autonomous clinician within Professional, Departmental and CSH guidelines, part of a multidisciplinary team when required and act as a source of advice to patients, carers, GPs and other Health Care Professionals.

Will maintain clear, comprehensive and accurate records, participate in specialist clinical rotations and actively participate in clinical support (clinical supervision) utilising reflective practice.

Keep up to date with clinical and professional developments, maintain CPD and mandatory training and actively participate in Professional development reviews.

To communicate effectively with all patients, carers, relatives, GP's, other Health professionals, colleagues and administrative support.

Please see the attached job specification for further details

About us

CSH Surrey are part of the NHS and are Surreys largest and longest established NHS community services provider, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe High-Cost Allowance of 5%.

Our staff enjoy excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes.

We CARE about our staff though through our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our active employee council called The Voice, elect employee representatives to ensure colleagues' voices are heard at Board level. CSH is a diverse organisation, if you are a passionate, person-focused individual then apply to join CSH Surrey today!

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds who meet the essential criteria of the job you are applying for and if you require any reasonable adjustments, please contact the named individual for this advert, or our recruitment team.

Date posted

08 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£37,162 to £44,629 a year inclusive of 5% High Cost Area allowance per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B9074-24-0126-2

Job locations

4th Floor, Dukes Court

Dukes Street

Woking

Surrey

GU21 5BH


Job description

Job responsibilities

Role SummaryTo provide a highly effective, comprehensive foot health service for the population of CSH Surrey.

Principal Duties

  • To work as an integral member of the podiatry team to assess need and deliver quality programmes of Podiatric care to patients in a variety of settings across the CSH Surrey sites. This requires a general knowledge of all aspects of podiatric practice to provide specialised, high quality responsive podiatric treatment to maintain patients mobility, independence and prevention of disability.
Principle Responsibilities

Clinical Duties

  • To assess, diagnose, develop specialised treatment plans and provide effective podiatric treatments, using a problem solving approach based on clinical need and evidence based practice. This is frequently with patients with complex medical conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, vascular insufficiencies, physical or other disabilities and other vulnerable groups.
  • To provide early intervention whenever possible to enable long term gain.
  • To commit to the philosophy of care with an emphasis on patient empowerment and independence by providing education and information to help patients manage their own foot needs. This will include providing education sessions for new and current patients.
  • To provide services at a wide variety of sites including a patients home, clinics, GP practices, community hospitals and in challenging conditions, often working in isolation. The post holder will be expected to work as part of a multidisciplinary team when required and act as a source of advice to patients, carers, GPs and other Health Care Professionals.
  • To manage clinical risk within own patient caseload seeking guidance as appropriate.
  • To obtain informed consent prior to treatment plans commencing.
  • To ensure all patients are appropriately assessed prior to referring to the assistant grade.
  • To undertake diagnostic procedures effectively using appropriate equipment e.g. wound swabs, Doppler ultrasound. Competently interpret, record, report and act on the results.
  • To be proficient in comprehensive neurological and vascular assessments, wound debridement, advanced pathology and wound management e.g. dressing selection.
  • The post holder will be responsible for carrying out a thorough medical assessment to ensure suitability of local anaesthesia and minor surgery.
  • To undertake specialist surgical intervention for complex nail pathologies, for example nail avulsions and chemical destruction of the nail matrix with local anaesthesia.
  • To undertake basic biomechanical assessments in order to prescribe, manufacture and dispense orthotics or simple insoles referring to specialist service as required.
  • To maintain a domiciliary caseload. This includes working with admin teams to book appointments and using clinical time effectively.
  • To maintain clear, comprehensive and accurate records. To update patients medical history, evaluate progression and work with the client to develop their treatment plan as required.
  • To actively participate in clinical support (clinical supervision) and utilise reflective practice as a method to ensure quality of care for all service users.
  • To teach and assess students, newly qualified podiatrists and podiatry assistants.

Professional

  • To work as an autonomous clinician within Professional, Departmental and CSH guidelines. Using clinical reasoning and decision making skills to determine how to best achieve positive clinical outcomes for patients.
  • To be aware of ones own scope of practice and to refer to peers/ other professionals as necessary.
  • To keep up to date with clinical and professional developments.
  • To maintain and update individual Professional Portfolio, and achieve statutory hours of CPD per year.
  • To participate in departmental clinical governance initiatives for example collection of audit data, contributing and supporting the development of clinical standards.
  • To attend all mandatory training in line with CSH Surrey employment and professional need.
  • To actively participate in personal development plans (PDPs), team objectives and life-long learning.

Organisational

  • To work towards achieving the objectives and values of CSH Surrey.
  • To be responsible for the operational management of an assigned clinical base. This includes controlled pharmacy supplies, ordering and managing stock of the base whilst adhering to health and safety guidelines (for example moving heavy weights, such as medical supplies in line with manual handing guidelines), infection control and local policies.
  • Ensure equipment is properly maintained at all times for self and others, assuming responsibility to follow problems up and report faults / irregularities to the appropriate person e.g. team leader, estates department.
  • To be responsible for recording clinical activities and outcomes and referring patients (as required) using the electronic patient system (currently RiO, soon to be EMIS).
  • To use IT systems appropriately.
  • To report all clinical and non-clinical accidents or near misses promptly and when required, co-operating with any investigations undertaken.
  • To be responsible for security of clinic rooms, equipment and supplies (especially controlled items), when working at any clinic site or on a domiciliary visit.

Communication & Working Relationships

  • To communicate effectively with all patients, carers and relatives regarding their understanding of relevant foot care and self care advice, appointments and procedural systems. Understanding pathology and prognosis of different medical conditions, to ensure that patients are fully aware of their foot risk status. Provide empathy and support to patients as required.
  • Regular effective communication with GPs, Allied Health Professionals, Tissue Viability Nurses, District Nurses, Practice Nurses, Multi Disciplinary Teams, Health Visitors, Carers, Social Services and peers to ensure co-ordinated delivery of care.
  • To provide health promotional activities with individuals and groups (patients and healthcare professionals) for example, foot health education sessions as well as individually tailored education during treatments.
  • To liaise with administrative and clerical staff as the post requires.
  • To contribute to the development of patient care by actively participating in team and department meetings and supporting colleagues and peers. This includes reviewing case studies and sharing best practice.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Role SummaryTo provide a highly effective, comprehensive foot health service for the population of CSH Surrey.

Principal Duties

  • To work as an integral member of the podiatry team to assess need and deliver quality programmes of Podiatric care to patients in a variety of settings across the CSH Surrey sites. This requires a general knowledge of all aspects of podiatric practice to provide specialised, high quality responsive podiatric treatment to maintain patients mobility, independence and prevention of disability.
Principle Responsibilities

Clinical Duties

  • To assess, diagnose, develop specialised treatment plans and provide effective podiatric treatments, using a problem solving approach based on clinical need and evidence based practice. This is frequently with patients with complex medical conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, vascular insufficiencies, physical or other disabilities and other vulnerable groups.
  • To provide early intervention whenever possible to enable long term gain.
  • To commit to the philosophy of care with an emphasis on patient empowerment and independence by providing education and information to help patients manage their own foot needs. This will include providing education sessions for new and current patients.
  • To provide services at a wide variety of sites including a patients home, clinics, GP practices, community hospitals and in challenging conditions, often working in isolation. The post holder will be expected to work as part of a multidisciplinary team when required and act as a source of advice to patients, carers, GPs and other Health Care Professionals.
  • To manage clinical risk within own patient caseload seeking guidance as appropriate.
  • To obtain informed consent prior to treatment plans commencing.
  • To ensure all patients are appropriately assessed prior to referring to the assistant grade.
  • To undertake diagnostic procedures effectively using appropriate equipment e.g. wound swabs, Doppler ultrasound. Competently interpret, record, report and act on the results.
  • To be proficient in comprehensive neurological and vascular assessments, wound debridement, advanced pathology and wound management e.g. dressing selection.
  • The post holder will be responsible for carrying out a thorough medical assessment to ensure suitability of local anaesthesia and minor surgery.
  • To undertake specialist surgical intervention for complex nail pathologies, for example nail avulsions and chemical destruction of the nail matrix with local anaesthesia.
  • To undertake basic biomechanical assessments in order to prescribe, manufacture and dispense orthotics or simple insoles referring to specialist service as required.
  • To maintain a domiciliary caseload. This includes working with admin teams to book appointments and using clinical time effectively.
  • To maintain clear, comprehensive and accurate records. To update patients medical history, evaluate progression and work with the client to develop their treatment plan as required.
  • To actively participate in clinical support (clinical supervision) and utilise reflective practice as a method to ensure quality of care for all service users.
  • To teach and assess students, newly qualified podiatrists and podiatry assistants.

Professional

  • To work as an autonomous clinician within Professional, Departmental and CSH guidelines. Using clinical reasoning and decision making skills to determine how to best achieve positive clinical outcomes for patients.
  • To be aware of ones own scope of practice and to refer to peers/ other professionals as necessary.
  • To keep up to date with clinical and professional developments.
  • To maintain and update individual Professional Portfolio, and achieve statutory hours of CPD per year.
  • To participate in departmental clinical governance initiatives for example collection of audit data, contributing and supporting the development of clinical standards.
  • To attend all mandatory training in line with CSH Surrey employment and professional need.
  • To actively participate in personal development plans (PDPs), team objectives and life-long learning.

Organisational

  • To work towards achieving the objectives and values of CSH Surrey.
  • To be responsible for the operational management of an assigned clinical base. This includes controlled pharmacy supplies, ordering and managing stock of the base whilst adhering to health and safety guidelines (for example moving heavy weights, such as medical supplies in line with manual handing guidelines), infection control and local policies.
  • Ensure equipment is properly maintained at all times for self and others, assuming responsibility to follow problems up and report faults / irregularities to the appropriate person e.g. team leader, estates department.
  • To be responsible for recording clinical activities and outcomes and referring patients (as required) using the electronic patient system (currently RiO, soon to be EMIS).
  • To use IT systems appropriately.
  • To report all clinical and non-clinical accidents or near misses promptly and when required, co-operating with any investigations undertaken.
  • To be responsible for security of clinic rooms, equipment and supplies (especially controlled items), when working at any clinic site or on a domiciliary visit.

Communication & Working Relationships

  • To communicate effectively with all patients, carers and relatives regarding their understanding of relevant foot care and self care advice, appointments and procedural systems. Understanding pathology and prognosis of different medical conditions, to ensure that patients are fully aware of their foot risk status. Provide empathy and support to patients as required.
  • Regular effective communication with GPs, Allied Health Professionals, Tissue Viability Nurses, District Nurses, Practice Nurses, Multi Disciplinary Teams, Health Visitors, Carers, Social Services and peers to ensure co-ordinated delivery of care.
  • To provide health promotional activities with individuals and groups (patients and healthcare professionals) for example, foot health education sessions as well as individually tailored education during treatments.
  • To liaise with administrative and clerical staff as the post requires.
  • To contribute to the development of patient care by actively participating in team and department meetings and supporting colleagues and peers. This includes reviewing case studies and sharing best practice.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc (Hons) MSc(Pre Reg)- Podiatric Medicine (or equivalent)
  • Full Driver's License
  • Evidence of CPD
  • 6 Months NHS experience ( if not newly qualified/about to qualify)

Desirable

  • See the job Description and Person Specification attached.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc (Hons) MSc(Pre Reg)- Podiatric Medicine (or equivalent)
  • Full Driver's License
  • Evidence of CPD
  • 6 Months NHS experience ( if not newly qualified/about to qualify)

Desirable

  • See the job Description and Person Specification attached.

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.

UK Registration

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Employer details

Employer name

CSH Surrey

Address

4th Floor, Dukes Court

Dukes Street

Woking

Surrey

GU21 5BH


Employer's website

https://www.cshsurrey.co.uk/about-us/about-csh-surrey (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

CSH Surrey

Address

4th Floor, Dukes Court

Dukes Street

Woking

Surrey

GU21 5BH


Employer's website

https://www.cshsurrey.co.uk/about-us/about-csh-surrey (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Podiatry Team Lead and Nail Surgery Lead

Angela Henderson

angela.henderson7@nhs.net

+447989672140

Date posted

08 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£37,162 to £44,629 a year inclusive of 5% High Cost Area allowance per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B9074-24-0126-2

Job locations

4th Floor, Dukes Court

Dukes Street

Woking

Surrey

GU21 5BH


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