Podiatrist

Overall Job Summary

Podiatrist need to assess, plan and provide the care needs of podiatric patients in a variety of settings. Provide treatment to patients to maintain mobility, independence, tissue viability and relieve discomfort especially for those patients who are ‘at risk’ because of diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other systemic and localized conditions.

  • Hours
    As per contract
  • Professionally Responsible To
    Head of the Department
  • Reports To
    Head of the Department

Main Responsibilities

  • Work autonomously to manage a defined patient caseload whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team, referring to a senior clinician who is available on a daily basis as required.
  • Contribute to the delivery of the service in a variety of defined clinical settings, which may include in-patient wards, out-patient and community clinics and the patient’s home.
  • Respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of patients, contributing to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.
  • Utilize effective communication skills to ensure clinical advice and treatment programmes are delivered sensitively, taking into consideration the needs of careers.
  • Undertake clinical assessment, taking into account all relevant information and clinical reasoning to formulate evidence based individualized treatment plans in agreement with the patient.
  • Monitor progress and review treatment plans and interventions to facilitate the achievement of goals.
  • Provide appropriate oral and written information for patients and carers where relevant.
  • Maintain accurate clinical documentation in line with professional standards, and local policies and procedures.
  • Record and submit clinical activity data as required by Healthpoint in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Ensure the safe and timely discharge of patients from the caseload, liaising with other agencies as required.
  • Be responsible for safe and competent use of equipment including the provision of support, education and training to other staff, patients and careers as required.
  • Identify appropriate equipment and adaptation needs, liaising with equipment providers, completing paperwork and complying with any tracking, stock control and maintenance systems as required.
  • Develops and extends own professional knowledge and skills by reading relevant literature and attending approved staff development program and training staff within the department.
  • Maintain competency to practice through CPD activities, producing a personal portfolio which reflects professional development.
  • Fulfil all mandatory training requirements of Healthpoint.
  • Deliver, evaluate formal and informal training to other health care professional staff groups, patients and careers across a range of settings.

Qualifications

 

Essential

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Podiatry.
  • Experience with diabetic foot complications.
  • Must be registerable with Health Authority of Abu Dhabi.

 

Preferred

  • Preferably BLS certified.

 

 

Job Specific Skills and Abilities

 

  • Ability to work independently and a team player.
  • Demonstrates positive attitude, passion and pride in your work.
  • Conversant in Arabic is an advantage.