Diabetes Specialist Podiatrist

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


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Job summary

To be the specialist clinician in the integrated Diabetes Service Foot Team which covers a wide range of care settings including hospital in-patient and outpatients setting, community hospitals over a 7 day period. To undertake therapeutic assessment of patients and work as part of a Multidisciplinary team providing high quality safe effective podiatric care top diabetes patients across East Lancashire Hospital Trust. Working with Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Orthotists and Health Care Professional and other support staff in the prevention of foot ulceration, management and potential reduction of lower limb amputation.

Main duties of the job

To work in a wide range of settings, to provide specialist advice via mobile phone and hot foot line. To access and screen diabetes patients using the diabetes foot assessment to undertake complex assessment and provide support to multi- professional teams such as GP's and practice nurses. To support the development of individualised programmes of care and wound management.

About us

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 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide specialist advice and develop individual treatment plan for patients, carers, Hospital Staff, District Nursing Staff, Treatment Room Nurses, Consultants, GPs, other healthcare professionals and Podiatry colleagues for diabetic patients with complex and highly complex diabetic foot conditions.

To assess, diagnose and provide a comprehensive range of treatments by means of various techniques and specialised equipment to manage various foot disorders for which appropriate training has been given and provide specialist programmes of care assessment and diagnosis to patients with complex pathologies (ischaemia, diabetes, neuropathy, and ulceration) following referrals direct from GP/Consultant, other healthcare professionals and Podiatry colleagues.

To undertake vascular assessment and be responsible for appropriate and timely referral of patients direct to Consultant Vascular Surgeons, or Vascular Specialist Nurses.

To offer educational support to clinical and medical personnel in the management of the Diabetic Foot and Lower Limb.

To provide training and mentorship to Podiatrists to ensure appropriate level of knowledge and skills in Diabetes.

To supervise / train / mentor Podiatry staff and students and other health care professionals.

Person Specification



  • Registered podiatrist
  • Experience 2 years
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • diabetes experience

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Royal Blackburn Hospital

Haslingden Road



Employer's website

http://jobs.elht.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Gill Lomax



Date posted

17 March 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year Pro Rata



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Royal Blackburn Hospital

Haslingden Road



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