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Foot Protection Podiatrist

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  • Speciality: Podiatrist
  • Grade: Podiatrist
  • Salary: £24 - £25 per hour
  • Location: East Midlands
  • Start Date: Required ASAP
  • Duration: Temporary
  • Reference No: J107467

Mediplacements have a great opportunity for a Foot Protection Podiatrist to work with our client in Nottingham.

Job ref: J107467
Foot Protection Podiatrist
Hours: 37.5 hour a week
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3-6 month period from start date

Role Purpose:
- To help establish, develop, and maintain a Foot Protection Team within the community podiatry service to support people living with diabetes to prevent and manage diabetes related foot problems
- To provide clinical leadership for the Podiatry Service, providing specialist support to community podiatrists, and professions in other disciplines, in relation to patients with diabetes foot complications
- To implement and develop pathways linking existing Clinical Teams to the Foot Protection Team for the management of people with diabetes with a high need for intervention and management
- To develop, implement and provide education and competency-based training in diabetes foot screening, risk stratification, awareness of foot problems in people with diabetes, and appropriate referrals/actions to health professionals across Nottinghamshire
- To develop, implement and provide education sessions to people with diabetes and their families/carers, including prevention, how to look after their feet, when and how to seek help etc.
- To collaborate with the Podiatry Service Manager, team leads and clinical leads to ensure the FPT are working safely and competently, employing the most effective and evidence-based practices
- To work closely with GP surgeries, primary care, and with other health care providers to ensure an equitable, collaborative approach to education, training and podiatry service awareness
- To implement and facilitate clinical audit of the FPT service
- To work with the Podiatry Service Manager, team leads and clinical leads to ensure that the provision of the service reflects the needs of the population and is in line with national and local policy
- To collaborate with the Podiatry Service Manager, team leads, clinical leads and Single Point of Access Team (SPA) to ensure the service is delivered within agreed service level agreements and in line with Commissioning targets / requirements
- To collaborate with the Podiatry Service Manager, Clinical Lead Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, team leads and clinical leads to develop and implement a podiatry clinical strategy to better meet the needs of the local population
- To be a role model in leading and developing a highly motivated community-based podiatry team, providing a high standard of clinical care
- To provide advanced specialist podiatric foot care and advice to patients, their families/carers, podiatrists, general practitioners and other health and social care professionals
- To comply with professional standards, organisational and service policies, procedures and guidelines

Role Context:
- To implement and develop new pathways linking existing Clinical Teams to the Foot Protection Team for the management of people with diabetes with a high need for intervention and management
- To establish and maintain a Foot Protection Team to support people with diabetes with urgent foot problems
- To work closely with other members of the Foot Protection Team, to ensure service provision is maintained equally across the county
- To provide a 'step up' service from community/primary care for rapid assessment and treatment of people with diabetes related foot problems
- To provide a 'step down' service for people currently under the care of the Multi-disciplinary (MDT) Diabetes Foot Clinics
- To develop, implement and provide education and competency-based training in diabetes foot screening, risk stratification, awareness of foot problems in people with diabetes, and appropriate referrals/actions to health professionals across Nottinghamshire
- To develop, implement and provide education sessions to people with diabetes and their families/carers, including prevention, how to look after their feet, when and how to seek help etc
- To be proactive in the planning, development and provision of the FPT, and provide reports and feedback on the service, including audits and KPI's
- To support other areas of the Community Podiatry Service as required

If you are interested in this role, please contact Georgia on 0207 045 3335.

With Mediplacements, locums can expect:
- Excellent rates of pay
- 24 hour service
- Fast track registration process
- Fast weekly pay
- Assistance booking travel and accommodation
- Appraisal support
- Free online training

If you're not available for this position. Why not recommend a friend or colleague and earn a £250 referral bonus on successful placement (terms and qualifying period apply)

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