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Highly Specialist Podiatrist Diabetes

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
Full time or part time hours considered
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Derby, SthDerbysh, Erewash,Amber Val
Various sites across Derbyshire.
£40,057 - £45,839 pa, pro rata
Salary period
07/11/2021 23:59
Interview date

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

Are you passionate about Podiatry?  Would you like to work for one of the top 10 NHS Community trusts whose vision is to be the best local healthcare provider and a great place to work? Derbyshire Community Health Services Podiatry Team wants to hear from you!

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic Band 7, Highly Specialised Podiatrist in Diabetes to work as part of the Derby City, South Derbyshire, Erewash and Amber Valley  podiatry team providing services to  UHDB as part of an SLA. The post is full time and involves work as part of an  MDT and follow up of foot clinic patients out in community.  It also involves treatment of high risk patients in the community There is an opportunity to job share.

As well as direct patient care and treatment planning for patients with complex needs you will be responsible for developing and mentoring podiatry colleagues.

We are committed to the support and development of our team and you will work alongside an experienced and supportive group of Podiatry Colleagues and Team Leads. 

The post will require flexibility and ability to work across sites and teams according to service needs and therefore transport will be essential.

Main duties of the job

What can DCHS Podiatry offer you?

  • The opportunity to work as part of a MDFT  in community and within the acute trust within Derby City.
  • The opportunity to provide a quality, good value service to a wide variety of patient types and develop working relationships with other services and trust. 
  • An annual appraisal and personal development plan. DCHS pledges to engage, involve and support staff to reach their full potential.
  • Supportive Mentorship 
  • CPD arranged by the Podiatry Service in addition to the essential learning required by the trust.
  • To become part of our Team. To have involvement in team meetings and the opportunity to make valuable contributions to the team meetings, staff forums and via Staff Surveys and Pulse Checks. 
  • The opportunity to influence and help make changes in the service, to use innovative technology and to make a difference.
  • To become part of the research team based at UHDB working on a number of research projects.  

For a more detailed job description, to check if you have the skills and experience we are looking for and to APPLY to be part of our team search for us on NHS Jobs. 

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in people’s own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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To be part of a highly motivated team, providing a high standard of clinical care in highly specialised areas and having at least three years post NHS registration.

To act as a clinical lead in diabetes providing specialist podiatry advice to the Community Podiatry Team and professionals in other fields.

To be responsible for the planning and management of complex and specialised caseloads

involving the implementation and co-ordination of highly specialised treatment regimes.  This will involve integrated care within the community, diabetic foot clinic and on the wards and attend MDT meetings when required.

As part of the Podiatry Team and Wider Trust, contribute to the development and adhere to  the Podiatry Department and Trusts' policies, strategies and objectives.

To be involved in audit duties as planned by the team.

Person specification

Meets essential Criteria

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates experience in diabetes care
  • Years experience
  • Experience working in MDT setting
Desirable criteria
  • Has achieved some experience in diabetes specialist care
  • Years experience
  • Evidence of working in MDT

Essential criteria

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates experience of diabetes specialist work
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrates some experience of diabetes specialist work

Meets essentail criteria

Essential criteria
  • Can demonstrate experience in diabetes specialist care
Desirable criteria
  • Can demonstrate some experience in specialist diabetes care
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Danny Connor
Job title
Operational & clinical lead for podiatry
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If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Walton Hospital Peter McCarthy Suite
Whitecotes Lane
S40 3HW
07741 296 478