Diabetes Ireland is seeking a podiatrist (full time) and invites applications from suitably qualified podiatrists for its diabetes footcare service in Santry, Dublin and in Drogheda, Co. Louth.
As a Podiatrist, working 4 days (Tuesday – Friday) per week in Santry, you will have the vision and drive to provide optimal diagnoses, treatment (or referral pathways) in order to improve outcomes for patients who are at risk of, or have developed foot complications. You will be responsible for the commencement, development and continued provision of a quality, responsive and effective podiatry service to both prevent deterioration in foot health.
The postholder will co-ordinate the day to day running of the service, manage a varied case load of patients, ensure adequate clinical records and statistical information are maintained, have instrument decontamination and sterilisation responsibilities and responsibility for recording and updating of notes following assessment and treatment of patients.
Working in Drogheda, 1 day (Monday) per week, you will work in the community podiatry service which is primarily for High Risk clients. Many of these patients have Diabetes and have or are at risk of Diabetic Foot Disease. Many are also from other care groups such as Vascular, Rheumatology, Neurological, who also require High Risk footcare management. Through regular assessment and treatment our aim is to reduce their risk of developing serious foot complications thereby reducing the need for hospital admissions.
This post offers a good opportunity for a motivated podiatrist to further develop skills in diabetic footcare and management. The postholder will have the support of Ireland’s National Diabetes Charity and opportunities for continued professional development.
Candidates must, at the date of appointment to the post, possess:
- BSC in Podiatry or hold an equivalent qualification as validated by the Health Service Executive
- Have a minimum of two years satisfactory post qualification clinical experience
- Have the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to discharge the functions of the role.
Salary negotiable. Full Time (37 hours per week). Shortlisting may be carried out on the basis of the information supplied in your CV.
Job specification available to download: Podiatrist Job Description Santry 2018 (002)
Completed CV to Gillian Reynolds, Diabetes Ireland, 19 Northwood House, Northwood Business Campus, Santry, Dublin 9 or email: [email protected]. Closing date for applications: Monday 20 August 2018.