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Community Specialist Podiatrist Full Time

at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust Oxford in Oxford (Published at 05-04-2021)

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.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals that are enthusiastic, forward-thinking and keen to develop their clinical skills. Applicants must have a degree in podiatry and be registered with the HCPC. Newly qualified podiatrists who believe they have the skills and experience to match the Job Description and work autonomously at Band 6 Specialist Podiatrist grade are welcome to apply.

Oxfordshire Podiatry services offer care to an increasingly interesting caseload with the emphasis of work focused on the care of the At Risk & High Risk foot, including wound/ulcer care. Nail surgery sessions are also a requirement for this post.

As a key member of the team you will be supported with appraisal (PDP) and dedicated CPD/Clinical supervision time. You will also have opportunities to develop and enhance your clinical skills including IRMER training and making x-ray referrals, offloading techniques including total contact insoles and soft-casting. In addition, you will spend time within the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. There are also opportunities to shadow the Inpatient Podiatry Team (Vascular and Diabetes) and the Dermatology and Rheumatology specialisms in the Hospital Setting. Applications are invited from BSc qualified and HCPC registered podiatrists with experience who are keen to advance their clinical and professional skills. Please refer to further details in the job description & person specification.

  • One full time, permanent post based in Raglan House (Oxford City)

  • ALL post holders may on occasion be required to work at clinics, carry out Home Visits and attend meetings or training across the wider county of Oxfordshire.

  • Car owner /driver essential for ALL these positions

  • Working outside core hours (i.e. evenings and weekends) may occasionally be required in the future.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameDharati Patel

Job titlePodiatry City Team Leader

Email [email protected]

Telephone number07469440560

  • 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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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