Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist

  • Permanent – part-time
  • Kingston

Website KingstonHospNHS Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Job summary

We are looking for a dynamic, industrious and flexible individual to join a progressive and forward-thinking team that shares a great passion and vision in improving care for patient with diabetes in Kingston. The successful applicant will be linked with the South West London Multidisciplinary Diabetes Foot Team as part of our Hub and spoke Model.

Post holders will be based within the Diabetes unit at Kingston hospital and will provide both inpatient and outpatient services including the MDfT service.

We want to hear from you if you are a Band 6 or Band 7 level podiatrist, who is keen to provide highly specialist podiatry treatment to people withactive foot disease within thehospital setting.

The successful individuals will be joining a progressive and forward thinking team who share a great passion and vision in improving patient care forpatients with limb threatening conditions within theKingston Hospital.

The successful applicants will form a Multidisciplinary Foot team and be part of the South West London Transformation program for the Diabetic Foot.The MDfT will be part of the SW London Diabetes Foot Network which brings together both multidisciplinary foot teams across SW London to share learning and promote best practice in the management of the threatened Limb.

The role will include excellent opportunities to work autonomously as well as across teams and disciplines to provide a high impact into the outcomes of the Limb threatened foot.

Main duties of the job

Individuals will have the opportunity to develop sub-speciality interests including renal dialysis, inpatient care, education, research, and training.

The main duties of the job are to provide specialist footcare for patient with complex high risk foot problems. This includes diabetes patients with acute and chronic foot wounds, patients with neuropathic and vascular complications, patient with foot complications who are immunosuppressed and patients who have poor tissue viability. The post holder will be clinically responsible for treatment of the high risk caseload working autonomously as well as work as part of the multidisciplinary team. The post requires accepting emergency referrals from GPs, community podiatrists, and other health professionals and will provide responsive specialist care.

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