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Band 6 Wound Care Podiatrist

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FTC / Secondment - 1 Year
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Free Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 pa plus HCAS
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Our trust has around 10,000 staff serving 1.6 million patients. It comprises Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and more than 30 services in the community.  This larger scale organisation provides an unprecedented opportunity for us to continue our pioneering work, particularly in finding ways to deliver even better care to our patients.

 Our mission is to deliver world class care and expertise in our clinical services, underpinned by world class teaching and research and we will continue to measure our progress against our five governing objectives: excellent outcomes, excellent patient and staff experience, excellent value for taxpayers’ money, being safe and meeting our external duties, and building a strong organisation.

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FTC / Secondment - 1 year ( Possible extension for further year)

This is an exciting time to be working at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust one of the biggest NHS Trusts in the UK, delivering care to more than 1.6 million people a year through our three main hospitals: Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free.

We are looking for a wound care podiatrist to support the podiatry department and acute foot multidisciplinary team. The successful candidates will be expected to deliver specialist foot care as part of the multidisciplinary foot team for outpatient care at the Royal Free Hospital. The post holder will be expected to escalate acute/complex patient care to the multidisciplinary foot team and step down care to local services as required, within an established pathway of expert care. The podiatry team will be providing open access for patients with acute foot problems. The acute foot MDT comprises diabetes, vascular, orthopaedic and podiatry consultants treating complex diabetic, vascular and other acute foot patients. Treating and triaging patients into the defined clinical pathways both internally and externally will be key component within the post holder’s role. Advanced wound care techniques, including total contact casting and use of negative pressure are part of regular care. The podiatry department also assesses new technologies in wound care. The podiatry department is active in nationally and internationally led clinical research.

The successful candidate is required to demonstrate the Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and person specification. In particular you must demonstrate post registration experience in diabetes, vascular disease and other acute foot conditions. You must also have advanced specialist knowledge of podiatry and wound care in relation to the management of the high risk patient.

Candidates should be highly motivated, have the ability to cope with and manage clinical emergencies and be able to positively manage stress in a busy and demanding environment. This post requires basic knowledge of clinical governance, audit, risk management, safeguarding, duty of candour and evidence based practice.

If you believe you meet the criteria of the person specification and would like to join the Royal Free at this time, we would be interested in receiving your application.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Richard Leigh, Podiatry Dept, - or 0203 758 2000 x 38076

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