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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/11/2021.

Community Podiatrist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-685-21

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Podiatry Services
£25,655 to £31,534 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Leeds community Healthcare Podiatry service provides a community based service for the assessment and treatment of Podiatric and lower limb pathologies. Our team of Podiatrists and Assistant Practitioners provide the most appropriate advice, treatment and where appropriate onward referral and signposting to meet the individual needs of patients.

The service consists of a variety of teams - including geographically based core Podiatry teams and a Biomechanics team that provides advanced and specialist biomechanics interventions. In addition there are advanced Podiatrists in the fields of diabetes, mental health and learning disabilities and high risk patients.

The successful candidate will help to deliver high quality Podiatric interventions to a caseload of patients with complex needs, delegating to Podiatry Assistants where appropriate. As a skilled Podiatrist, you will assist the Specialist Podiatrists in co-ordinating a large caseload of patients, ensuring clinical needs are prioritised and met.

In addition, you will assess, diagnose, develop and implement individual care packages for patients with a wide range of clinical needs.

The Podiatry Service will support your development with a structured preceptorship package and an assigned mentor.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-driven HCPC registered practitioner with a degree in Podiatric Medicine. A broad range of assessment and treatment skills are essential to manage a varied caseload across a wide range of community settings.

You must be up to date with current best practice, have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. You should show commitment to your on-going personal development. Excellent communication, organisational and risk assessment skills are essential.

There is a statutory requirement for staff in this role to provide nursing or personal care within Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated care homes.

Therefore, in line with new government regulations which come into force on 11 November 2021, anyone employed in this role will need to evidence they have had two doses of a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved COVID-19 vaccine, or that they come within a specified exemption. Evidence of vaccination status should be provided via the NHS app, the NHS COVID pass via the NHS website, or an NHS letter as part of pre employment checks.

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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