Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist

Website ELHT_NHS East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Job summary

Do you want to work for a forward looking Diabetes Service ? TheIntegrated Diabetes Servicecovers the East Lancashire footprint of Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Blackburn and Darwen. Our purpose is to make a difference to patient’s lives and have a commitment to put patient care at the heart of what we do.

We welcome applications from suitably qualified HCPC registered physiotherapists who have a passion forDiabetes Specialist Podiatryto work in our Diabetes Service

This is a great opportunity to develop your clinical and leadership skills. As our service is delivered across multiple sites, you will have the opportunity to work with various members of the team to develop your skills. This post will be mainly at Royal Blackburn site, however visits to other sites across ELHT may be required across. All staff have to be flexible to work across all sites if there is a service need .

We offer weekly complex patient clinics to support the management of patients, regular supervision, and protected development time. We have a desire to cultivate compassionate leadership at all levels of our team and value all staff and their contributions to continually improve our service.

Main duties of the job

The overall job purpose of the Diabetes Podiatrist is to provide expert foot care in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. This includes acting as an expert resource for a wide range of health care professionals including ward staff community and practice nursing teams, community podiatry and GP’s to support them in the delivery of effective care over a 7 day period.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring a good working environment in which all patients and carers receive a high standard of care. This includes being responsible for diagnosis and treatment planning and where necessary requesting appropriate investigations/imaging and analysis/interpretation of results.

The role includes working in both acute and outpatient settings and will require excellent knowledge of referral pathways to members of the wider multidisciplinary foot team (MDFT). The successful candidate will be expected to be an active member of the MDFT and work closely with all members to ensure timely and appropriate care for patients. The post holder will adopt a highly visible, accessible and supportive approach to patients, relatives, carers and staff. It is expected that the successful candidate leads by example and will play a proactive role in quality and service improvement, working closely with the Senior Podiatrist. A particular focus is to reduce the number of amputations in the locality that are related to diabetes and long-term conditions.

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