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Community Podiatrist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-611-19

Employer:
(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Podiatry Services
Location:
Leeds
Salary:
£24,214 to £30,112 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 generic 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 caseload holder 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.

The post includes travel across the NHS Trust carrying a variety of equipment. So due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.




If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48.83 or Standard £30) from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

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.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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