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Newly Qualified/Graduate Podiatrist

  • Job
    Entry Level
  • Healthcare
  • Oxford


  • Qualifications:
  • Essential criteria:
  • BSc Podiatry (or equivalent – e.g. Diploma in Podiatric Medicine or Overseas qualification with equivalent BSc experience).
  • HCPC registration.
  • Desirable criteria:
  • Postgraduate Certificates
  • Knowledge
  • Essential criteria:
  • Accurate assessment, testing and diagnosis of complex foot pathologies within the specialist eligibility criteria of service.
  • Effective communication and partnership working with patients/the general public, especially in respect of foot health education
  • Experience:
  • Essential criteria:
  • Initiative - always challenging practices and working procedures to improve service delivery
  • Self-motivated - seeking to improve service delivery, reading research papers, up to date with broad clinical and political professional developments
  • Ability to work under the pressures of demanding and competing priorities
  • All new starters have a 6 month probationary period. This, together with the induction process, aims to create a positive supportive working environment allowing new employees to learn key elements of their role over a reasonable timescale
  • Candidates not currently employed by the Trust who attend an interview for non-qualified Band 1-5 posts are required to undertake numeracy and literacy assessments.
  • Appointment to this post is subject to the trust receiving satisfactory references covering 3 years of employment or study. Please ask your referees to respond promptly to reference requests.
  • Employees are expected to undertake mandatory and statutory training related to their role.


  • Oxfordshire Podiatry services offer care to an increasingly interesting caseload who suffer from metabolic, vascular, or neurological disorders.
  • You, with support and supervision, will provide high quality treatments for patients referred into the service for assessment and intervention.
  • This will include:
  • High Risk and At-Risk routine care
  • Wound/ulcer care
  • Individual treatment plans
  • Referral for further investigation (Imaging, vascular, antibiotics, bloods etc…)
  • Offloading techniques - including total contact insoles and soft-casting
  • Nail Surgery
  • Through close mentoring and guidance our goal is to empower you to become an autonomous well-rounded clinician with the confidence and the skill set to successfully progress your career in podiatry.
  • Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust are one of the best performing trusts in the country with a highly skilled and engaged workforce. We strive for success ensuring our core values of being C aring, S afe and E xcellent are at the forefront of what we do ensuring we deliver high standards of care.

Providing mental and community health services to a population of 2.5 million people across Bucks, Oxon, Wilts and BaNES

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Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust (OHFT) provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible. As a leading teaching, training and research trust, we have close links to Oxford and Oxford Brookes universities. We are part of the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre, working closely with our university colleagues to translate their findings into clinical care as quickly as possible, enabling people using our services to benefit from the latest advances in healthcare. In Oxfordshire we are the main provider of community health services and deliver these in a range of community and inpatient settings, including eight community hospitals. Our mental health teams provide a range of specialist healthcare in the community and from inpatient settings across the geographic areas of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Swindon, Bath and North East Somerset (BaNES). We also provide a range of specialised health services that include forensic mental health and eating disorder services across a wider geographic area including support for patients in Berkshire and from Wales.