Specialist Podiatrist – Diabetes

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Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust

Job summary

Previous applicants from the last three months need not apply.

This role provides you the opportunity to deliver a high standard of podiatry care across the full landscape of the Diabetic Footcare pathway. This will specifically include specialist diabetic foot clinics within the Community, Out-patients , In-patient and Domiciliary settings , and involve the treatment of arthropathies involving major deformities and/or disabilities, ischaemic and ulcerated states, annual review/screening clinics and diabetic foot health education.

As a practicing clinician you will perform specialist podiatry assessments of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to provide a diagnosis and to develop and deliver a specialised individual treatment programme to benefit the patients needs.

Please note, there is no need to apply if you have applied to the SWB Foot Health team in the last 3 months.

Main duties of the job

You will hold responsibility for your own caseload and be responsible for the delivery of a community diabetic foot health service for at risk diabetic patients and to act as a source of expertise in the management of the diabetic foot for primary care and working without direct supervision. Clinical Supervision takes the form of regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review and case conferences. Access to advice and support from a more senior podiatrist is available when required. Clinical work and documentation will be routinely evaluated.

An educational component of the role involves training of primary care staff in conducting annual diabetic foot reviews, the advice that should be given to low risk diabetics, early identification of foot complications and appropriate referral undertaking all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

There will also be participation of audit and service improvement activities to demonstrate adherence.

Due to the requirements of the role, a driver and daily access to a car is essential .

To apply for this job please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk.

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