Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist – Band 7

Website WestSuffolkNHS West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

An exciting opportunity has arisen at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust for an experienced podiatrist to join the multidisciplinary team at the diabetes foot clinic. 

This post offers an exciting opportunity for outstanding candidates to join a forward thinking, progressive Diabetic Foot Team, offering open access, advanced therapies and integrated MDFT care to patients with complex diabetes related foot conditions. The service aim is to ensure seamless high-quality care across all settings within the care pathway including current inpatients within the hospital.

The post holder will be expected to support a busy outpatient clinic, delivering high quality care to patients with active diabetic foot disease. The successful candidate will work alongside one other senior podiatrist to manage the diabetic foot service within the hospital while auditing and where necessary identifying and leading on service improvements. Experience of leadership in previous roles is essential.

The post holder will play a role in the diabetic foot MDT, working alongside consultants, nursing teams, microbiology, radiology and inpatient teams to ensure best quality, evidence-based care for our patients. Successful candidates will be expected to have good communication and presentation skills in order to interact with colleagues, GP’s and community partners.

The role also incorporates a considerable clinical commitment and advanced wound care techniques. Applicants must demonstrate suitable post registration experience in diabetes foot care and advanced specialist knowledge of podiatry and wound care in relation to management of the high-risk patient.

This post requires high level of understanding of the roles of team members, knowledge and experience in clinical governance, audit, risk management, safeguarding, duty of candor and evidence-based practice.

For further information and informal visits please contact Kerry Crossland – Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist or Chris Kerry – Lead Diabetes Nurse on 01284 713311, or email Kerry.Crossland@wsh.nhs.uk or Chris.Kerry@wsh.nhs.uk.

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