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Specialist Podiatrist - Pendle

Band 6

Main area
Integrated Care Group - Community
Band 6
Temporary for 9 Months
Part Time - 30 Hours Per Week
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Across East Lancashire Sites
Across East Lancashire Sites
£28,050 to £36,644 Per Annum
25/01/2019 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Podiatrist -

East Lancashire is a great place to live and work, short rail journeys to the vibrant cities of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds but also within a short distance to stunning countryside and areas of natural beauty ideal for walking and cycling.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 6 Podiatrist to join the Podiatry service based within the East Lancashire Locality.

The post offers the fantastic opportunity for you to further develop your clinical and leadership skills in the role of band 6 Podiatrist. 

The ELHT Podiatry service provides a dynamic, flexible, responsive and solution focussed holistic service for a patient caseload including patients with Diabetes, Rheumatology, Vascular, Connective Tissue Diseases, Tissue Viability and Woundcare conditions.

The Podiatry Service works very closely with primary and secondary care and social care and works with a wide range of health care professionals including Consultants, GPs, Social Services, District Nurses, Treatment Room staff, Nursing Staff. 

The Podiatry Service undertakes primarily high risk clinical work including woundcare, nail surgery, biomechanics, emergency clinics. The Podiatry Service does not provide a social nail cutting service. 

You will receive support from your locality Team Leader and Clinical Specialist Podiatrists and will be part of a large East Lancashire Podiatry Service with approximately 65wte staff. You will receive regular clinical supervision and have an annual PDR from your designated mentor.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of recent learning and examples of continued professional and clinical development. The Podiatry service offers a comprehensive programme of supervision and clinical training opportunities and has a proactive approach to service development activities, in line with the trusts, divisional and service level objectives. Staff would be supported and encouraged to work closely together in order to deliver a holistic approach to patient care, following the six key elements of Care, Compassion, Courage, Competence, Communicating effectively and Commitment.

As we are a community based service it is essential that you are a car driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes.

The working hours are 30 hours per week which may be worked over 7 days between the hours of 8am-8pm.  Responsibilities would also include supporting and mentoring more junior members of staff and participating in wider service development.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested. 

Dear Potential Applicant,

It is important you are made aware of the changes which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has implemented with regard to charging for the cost of undertaking Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks (previously known as Criminal Records Bureau or CRB) and how this may impact upon you.

As this position is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and involves work that is identified as a regulated activity as defined in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (2006), any offer of employment is provisional upon a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

The cost of an Enhanced Disclosure will be £48.00, which includes a small handling fee.

In line with other NHS organisations in the North West Region, the Trust is now passing the charge for undertaking a DBS check on to candidates in the event they are successfully appointed into the post for which they have applied.  Candidates can choose whether to pay this over 1-3 months as a deduction from the monthly salary.  By applying for this vacancy you are agreeing to this undertaking in the event you are successfully appointed



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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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