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Band 6 Podiatrist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Holloway Community Health Centre
£32,306 - £39,027 Per annum excl HCAs
Salary period
19/10/2021 23:59

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Job overview

Podiatrist Band 6 - Permanent 

Whittington Health is an innovative new organisation which delivers seamless high quality health care for patients at the Whittington hospital and in the community boroughs of Haringey and Islington. This post is based in Islington but may also require cross cover in Haringey up to two days a week. Islington is a vibrant and exciting area of Central London with a fascinating socially and culturally diverse population; such diversity ensures that the delivery of excellent health care is always both challenging and rewarding. Islington has excellent public transport links and is therefore highly accessible. 



Main duties of the job


Have responsibility for a designated site within a community clinical setting to include ordering and stock control responsibility.

Treating a range of patients for routine podiatry care both in clinics and in the domiciliary setting. Be involved in clinical rotations in nail surgery, biomechanics and ulcer clinics as well as audits. 

Managing your own domiciliary caseload. Conducting new patient and diabetic foot reviews as required, as well as basic biomechanics assessments. 

Working for our organisation

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.  We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.  The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will be based in the Islington Podiatry team of Whittington Health, an organisation which includes community and acute health care provision covering a part of London with diverse demographic variations. Podiatrists will experience and need to overcome communication barriers which could otherwise detriment delivery of patient care, whilst displaying an awareness of and sensitivity to social, cultural and economic issues.

Podiatrist at this grade will have post registration NHS experience,  and/or completed an additional post registration accredited clinical orientation programme or competency based  programme, enabling them to deliver high standards of clinical care working as an autonomous practitioner as required within both community and acute settings.

The post holder will be expected to independently assess, diagnose, develop and implement individual care programmes for patients with a wide variety of multifactorial clinical needs, providing specialist care and highly specialise advice for patients with diabetes, dermatological and biomechanical problems.

The post holder will also be expected to plan and manage their own caseload of domiciliary patients, liaising with all parties of the multiprofessional team and overseeing and liaising to effect the administration and allocation of appointment to ensure effective implementation of the treatment plan.

The postholder will be expected to work across both Islington and Haringey boroughs according to service needs.

Person specification

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills demonstrating accuracy for both literacy and numeracy
  • Good organisational skills demonstrating ability to independently manage domiciliary caseload
  • Basic computer skills
  • Demonstrable knowledge of ability to interpret and evaluate complex results using diagnostic equipment such as dopplers and monofilaments.
  • Broad Spectrum Clinical Experience
  • Evidence of developing and effectively formulating and communicating treatment plans from multifactoral medical histories and patient examination to gain compliance.
  • Working under pressure to tight deadlines / prioritising and responding to change
  • Able to work in physically restrictive areas (i.e. patient’s homes, bedbound patients where conditions may be cramped and challenging)
  • Commitment to high standards of care
  • Receptive to professional advice and take responsibility for day to day running of clinics in which working
  • To maintain professionalism when dealing with emotionally distressing situations e.g. treating terminally ill
  • Ability to supervise and support junior grade staff.
Desirable criteria
  • Car driver and access to vehicle

Education and Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registration with HPC
  • BSc or Diploma Equivalent in Podiatry
  • Certificate in Local Analgesia

Knowledge and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Appreciation of good record keeping
  • Evidence of participating in CPD
  • Domiciliary / new patient assessments
  • Previous experience of working in the NHS is essential. Candidates should have some post registration experience and/or completed an accredited clinical orientation programme or competency list for Band 6
  • Experience of supervising podiatry assistants and student placements.
  • Experience of health promotion work
  • Experience in specialist field
  • Experience of managing caseloads of at risk patients
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Jennifer Buchanan
Job title
Podiatry Service Clinical Lead
Email address
Telephone number
0203 074 2240