Zest Podiatry & Physio - Why wait till it hurts

Zest Podiatry & Physio

Why wait till it hurts

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Vacancy: Podiatrist

Employed, full time, £30.5-34.5k. Oxford

Salary: £30,500-£34,500 per annum (based on experience)

The position is based at Zest Podiatry clinic, Oxford (with some home visits)

Location : Oxford

Job Description

We are looking for a highly professional, enthusiastic and motivated podiatrist to join our team. Currently we have a team of 4 podiatrists and one physiotherapist. Our healthcare business that has grown rapidly and we require the right individual to join our clinical team.

Summary

We are a busy healthcare clinic in Oxford, offering treatments to patients with foot and ankle injuries and conditions. We also have a physiotherapist who treats injuries and pain from head to toe.

We have 4 clinic rooms and a specialist facility analysing walk and running gait in 3D. As such we have high tech assessment and treatment that our fabulous team of clinicians use to help our patients move better and ease pain.

We treat a range of patients including children and the elderly so the patient experience has to be appropriate and adaptable to meet the differing needs of our patients.


Zest Brand

The Zest Vision is simple

To ensure that Zest Podiatry & Physio is the brand known for being the best foot and ankle clinic in Oxford – the place where everyone knows that they are being treated by experts

This is supported by the Zest Mission

To offer a range of treatments that aim to get patients out of pain and being active again 

The Zest Values are

We put our patients first. We attract the best staff. We readily adopt new techniques, new technology and new evidence. We will collaborate with the best teams and partners


Responsibilities

  • To diagnose and treat patients with lower limb pathologies including dermatological, vascular, neurological and musculoskeletal systems
  • To work independently and to manage a full clinical list, in a timely manner
  • To deliver treatment plans that best meets the need of the individual patient and supports the Zest brand
    • Delivers each treatment consistent with Zest treatment procedures and conforms to both the RCoP and HCPC Clinical Standards
  • Assess and refer MSK opportunities to MSK Podiatrists and MSK Physio
  • Deliver specialist podiatry treatments –
    • SWIFT microwave therapy
    • Cryotherapy
    • Nail Surgery
    • Needling for verrucae
    • MSK taping and strapping
    • Extracorporeal Shockwave therapy
  • To deliver the Zest Patient Satisfaction targets (patient return rate, satisfaction with appointment, advocacy)
  • Work closely with the other clinicians within the Zest Podiatrist and Physio team to  develop referral pathways and deliver integrated plans where necessary
  • Work closely with the other clinicians within the Zest Podiatrist and Physio team to  develop  new treatment packages including:
    • Prehab and rehab for Foot, Ankle, Knee and Hip operations
    • Rheumatology care package
    • Diabetic care package 
    • Strength + Conditioning package
  • Write and review patient treatments (and interactions) on Cliniko eNotes system
  • Support the Zest team at outdoor events -i.e. Abingdon Marathon, Blenheim Triathlon, Oxford Half Marathon
  • Support Zest with social media content (videos, articles, 3rd party collaboration)
  • To deliver podiatry appointments to patients at home/social care setting each  month

Qualifications & Skills

  • Degree (Podiatry BSc)

Essential

  • Minimum 2 year post graduate experience
  • The ability to work independently and as a team member 
  • To have a flexible and innovative approach to work
  • A positive attitude to problem-solving
  • The ability to work proactively and deliver results
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Great IT skills
  • The ability to recognise and manage risk
  • To have great organisation and time management skills
  • To be self-motivated and confident
  • Willingness to learn and broaden skill sets
  • To understand and deliver the Zest Brand values

Targets

  • Complete Core Training modules annually, as indicated
  • Assimilate and adhere to the Royal College of Podiatry Clinical Standards
  • Assimilate and adhere to the HCPC Clinical Guidelines
  • Deliver the Zest General and New Patient Podiatry treatments 
  • Independently manage appointments diary to time
  • Independently manage a full clinic appointment diary, to time
  • Ensure patient notes are captured accurately and timely on Cliniko Notes system
  • To recommend products as appropriate to patient as part of their treatment
  • To ensure that patient return ratio is maintained
  • To meet patient satisfaction targets including advocacy
  • To deliver appropriate patients referrals within (and outside) Zest – Rehab, Exercise classes, Soft Tissue Massage, MSK Podiatry, Podiatric Surgeon, GP, Physio, Osteopaths, Orthotist
  • Deliver CPD/learning to other clinicians within Zest Podiatry, as part of an ongoing learning environment
  • Deliver clinical articles periodically, as requested – as part of an ongoing learning environment

Note: This Job Description is subject to change

Salary & Benefits

Salary range £30,500 – £34,500 per annum (based on experience)

Benefits include:

  • NEST pension scheme
  • 4 weeks paid holiday (pro rata)
  • Subsidy for parking at nearby park & ride.
  • Training in-house (as required)
  • Free podiatry and physio treatments (6 per year)
  • Never work on your birthday

Professional Development

  • Generous training allowance for personal development

What to do next

If you are looking for a great place to work; and can bring the right skills and attitude, we would love to hear from you

Please apply here: indeed website or email jobs@zestpodiatry.co.uk if you wish to arrange a time to have an informal chat about this position in the first instance.

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