Podiatrist Specialising in General Practice

NHS Western Isles

  • Contact: Angus McKellar
  • Reference: SW999/AHP/WI2398/SHO

WESTERN ISLES HOSPITAL, STORNOWAY, ISLE OF LEWIS, HS1 2AF PODIATRY DEPARTMENT Podiatrist Specialising in General Practice Band 6 – £30,401 to £38,046 per annum Plus Distant Islands Allowance £1,043 per annum 37.5 hrs per week (Mon-Fri), Fixed Term Contract until 19th August 2020 #wipodiatry Have you had enough of traffic jams, stressful commuting, out of hours? Would you like to spend your evenings and weekends at home, or out and about with your family and friends? If this is your dream, live it. We are looking for a highly-motivated and experienced Podiatrist who specialises in general practice to join our enthusiastic, innovative and progressive department. We currently have 3.6 WTE podiatrists who specialise in General Practice along with one Extended Scope Practitioner and one developmental advanced podiatrist. You will be joining a team committed to delivering the very best podiatric care, encompassing all aspect including biomechanics, diabetes, wound management, nail surgery and new patient assessment clinics. We deliver care based upon need, via care pathways incorporating short-term intensive treatment, minor surgery to longer-term care. The Service is fully integrated providing both primary and secondary care from modern, well-equipped surgeries. The Podiatry department is based in the Western Isles Hospital, an 80-bed rural general hospital. We are offering an opportunity to live and work in our beautiful and rural island community. You can enjoy amazing outdoor and cultural activities such as kayaking, climbing, hill walking, diving as well as a wealth of traditional crafts and music related pursuits. Our houses are affordable; our schools are excellent, and your children can enjoy the kind of social life you can only dream of – scouting, running, dancing, art clubs, music lessons, drama clubs … you will be part of a proper community. For more information on living and working in the Western Isles visit the following sites: http://www.wihb.scot.nhs.uk/wihrr.pdf www.visithebrides.co.uk or www.virtualhebrides.co.uk. Find NHS Western Isles on Facebook, Twitter @NHSWI, or follow our hashtag #wipodiatry. We are looking for a skilled Podiatrist with post graduate experience who is competent in the delivery of a high standard of care in a variety of settings and in all aspects of podiatry management. You must be well organised, self motivated with a flexible approach. We are remote and rural and on the cutting edge of innovation: if you have ideas about service developments or new approaches, we want to hear them! The Podiatry Department is committed to recognising and developing the skills of its staff and we encourage all the team to undertake training both locally and on the mainland. On site we have an excellent Clinical Skills Centre, Surgical Skills Laboratory, post-graduate library and orthotics laboratory visits. HCPC registration is essential. A car owner is essential as we provide care in rural clinics, residential homes and domiciliary visits. This post is not eligible for relocation expenses. Secondments will be considered. The successful applicant will be required to register with the PVG Scheme (Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme). For further information please contact: Mrs Sarann Macphee, Podiatry Manager, Tel: 01851 708289 or email smacphee1@nhs.net. Employee Engagement Index: 90%. All NHS Western Isles vacancies appear on the SHOW website: www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk along with a job description and an application form. Gheibhear bileag-tagraidh agus dealbh-obrach bho Roinn Feachd-obrach, Ospadal nan Eilean Siar, Rathad MhicAmhlaigh, Steòrnabhagh, Eilean Leòdhais, HS1 2AF. Fòn: 01851 762027. Return completed application form in Word Format to wi-hb.recruit@nhs.net or mail to: Human Resources Department, Western Isles Hospital, Macaulay Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS1 2AF. Paper copies can be obtained by calling Tel: 01851 762027. Closing Date: 13th December 2019 Job Reference: WI2398

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