15 Oct 2020
11 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

We are looking for Band 5 Podiatrists to join our community diabetes service, Diabetes Care For You.

The post will suit candidates who are newly or recently qualified and wish to gain experience working with the diabetic foot. The successful candidates will be expected to work in clinics across Brighton and Hove, Crowborough, Uckfield and Newhaven. Rotations through nail surgery and MSK can be organised.

The post holders must be committed to delivering high quality care to patients with diabetes, and be committed to supporting the implementation and transformation of our community diabetes service.

Diabetes Care for You helps to improve health outcomes for people at risk of diabetes or who have a diagnosis of diabetes, and meets the needs of the growing diabetes population across Brighton and Hove and High Weald, Lewes and the Havens, both by providing interventions to people with diabetes and increasing the level of skills and knowledge within primary care.

We provide a 'one stop shop' approach to diabetes care, with a consultant-led multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals (diabetes specialist nurses, dietitians, podiatrists, psychologists and psychological wellbeing practitioners, and healthcare assistants) delivering care and education for patients in community settings. We deliver episodic care for Type 2 patients who are newly diagnosed or have complex needs requiring more specialist interventions (including insulin initiation), and ongoing care of Type 1 patients who are not experiencing complex complications (including transition from local paediatric services into the adult service).

The goal of the service is to enable patients to access education, information, advice and support to enable them to make informed choices about how to manage their condition, so that they can stay as well as possible for as long as possible, and reduce their risk of diabetes related complications. Joint care planning and goal setting are a core focus of our delivery model, with patients in control and empowered to self-manage

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

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.

Documents to download
  • Band 5 JD & PS ( PDF , 472.6 KB )
  • Band 5 JD&PS ( PDF , 472.6 KB )
  • About Us ( PDF , 743.4 KB )
  • Staff Benefits Brochure ( PDF , 484.5 KB )

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