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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/02/2020.

Podiatry Hospital Team Leader / Clinical Lead

Job Reference: 267-CH2182343

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Podiatry Services
£44,606 to £50,819 per annum

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.

Would you like a senior clinical and managerial leadership role? An exciting, challenging and particularly interesting senior job opportunity has become available. The post holder will be the team leader/line manager for a team of expert hospital based clinicians and you will also be required to clinically lead on the at/high-risk foot - manging, leading and advising the podiatry service of Oxfordshire.

The majority of the caseload is managing the High Risk and ulcerated foot, in the Diabetic Foot Clinic based at OCDEM – within The Churchill Hospital in Oxford. You will also deliver high quality, evidence based treatments to ulcerated patients in community clinics from a range of locations in Oxfordshire. Administrative time for line management and service development opportunities will also feature as part of your weekly schedule.

It is an opportunity to join a committed, progressive countywide team of podiatrists who work in a challenging and motivating environment. Oxfordshire Community Podiatry services offer care to an increasingly interesting caseload with the emphasis of work focused on the care of the At/High Risk foot, and nail surgery.

Staff are supported with appraisal (PDP), dedicated CPD time and a comprehensive induction programme which includes observation of community and hospital based clinics, plus access to a training budget for further education and development.

Applications are invited from BSc qualified and HCPC registered podiatrists with experience in NHS podiatry provision (preferably in acute hospital settings) and experience of line management /leadership roles. You should be keen to advance your clinical and professional skills and be innovative with suggestions and initiatives for future service delivery. Please refer to further details in the job description & person specification.

This full time post is based in Oxford city although the post holder will also be required to work at clinics and attend meetings or training across the wider county of Oxfordshire. Car owner /driver essential for this position.

Working outside core hours (i.e. evenings and weekends) may occasionally be required. This department operated a 9-Day Fortnight pattern of work and supports Flexible Working requests.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Margaret Hardcastle -

01865 902395 or 07824 694906

  • New starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale.

  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.

  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3-5 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.

  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.

  • We positively encourage applications from all areas of the community, regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, age or sexual orientation and we encourage applications from users of mental health services. This is part of our commitment to equality and reflecting the diversity of our population.

  • Oxford Health is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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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Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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