About the role
Capital and Coast DHB is expanding its high risk and acute podiatry service to better meet the increasing demand within the DHB region.
This role will demonstrate expert knowledge and skills in this area, and provide clinical leadership within the team and assist in developing the clinical capability of the small group of podiatrists to provide safe and clinically effective patient assessment and treatment for the management of complex presentations.
The Expert podiatrist will work with a small team of podiatrists to provide tertiary podiatry service into outpatient clinics and inpatient settings across the three CCDHB sites Kenepuru Hospital, Kapiti Health Centre and in Wellington Regional Hospital.
This will include the multidisciplinary high risk foot clinic. They will provide assessment and treatment for high risk feet with active foot disease in patients with diabetes and vascular diseases.
Mō tō mātou rōpū About our team
The Podiatry team sits within the Outpatient Hand therapy, Physiotherapy and Podiatry team within ORA (Older Adults, Rehabilitation & Allied Health) Services and will work closely with the Endocrine and Diabetes services.
The wider outpatient team includes hand therapists with an occupational therapy background and physiotherapists working in haemophilia, hand therapy, pelvic health, respiratory and musculoskeletal specialties.
Our team aims to deliver excellence as part of a team of highly skilled, highly motivated and supportive outpatient clinicians.
Experienced podiatrists in this team will be involved in clinical based audits, research and DHB projects. We offer on-going professional development opportunities including targeted team training and formal supervision.
Moū About you
We are looking for someone who has had at least 7-10 years of clinical experience with skills and knowledge specific to diabetes and vascular diseases.
Experience in biomechanical orthotics would also be beneficial. Experience working within a multidisciplinary focus and across a population spectrum will be highly regarded.
The person in this role will be expected to flex and support across all three CCDHB sites as needed to meet service requirements.
To apply you must be a NZ Registered Podiatrist with current annual practicing certificate. Membership of the Podiatry NZ professional association is desirable.
A post graduate qualification in management of high risk feet (or working towards) is also desirable.
E pā ana ki a tatou About us
Here at the 2DHBs (Capital & Coast District Health Board and Hutt Valley District Health Boards) we embrace diversity and welcome applications from all people, including all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, disability and religions.
A workforce that is diverse and inclusive means that we are better positioned to understand and serve our community.
The 2DHBs are pro-equity health organisation, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific Peoples, and the Disability Community.
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