Bank Specialist Podiatrist – Diabetes

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To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH’s ‘PRIDE’ values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.

Responsibility for the day to day running of the diabetic foot clinic.

Podiatrist responsible for the podiatric management of patients within the specialty presenting to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Provides specialist service for patients with active diabetic foot ulceration, Charcot, gangrene and surgical wounds offering both an inpatient and outpatient service.

To assess, prioritise and manage patients, determine clinical diagnosis and treatment indicated, and maintain records as a legally autonomous practitioner. Patient presentation may be complex/highly complex.

To provide clinical/professional supervision to junior team members in the form of formal training, clinical reasoning sessions and direct observation of practice.

To provide clinical leadership within the speciality including educational, professional and managerial guidance.

To lead in the planning, development, coordination, delivery and evaluation of the podiatry service provided to patients within the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Undertake the role ‘duty podiatrist’ responsible for the day to day smooth running of the clinic:

  • Dealing with health professional enquires into the service
  • Cascading information to the whole team
  • Triaging of referrals
  • Signing off investigations
  • Delegation tasks to junior podiatrists and support workers

Responsible for monitoring and securing stock and equipment, taking appropriate action as necessary.

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