Advanced Podiatrist in Orthopaedics
University Hospital Crosshouse

Job reference: 014330

Location: University Hospital Crosshouse

Job closing date: 31/01/2020

Job posted date: 17/01/2020

Salary: Band 8A (£49,480 - £53,414)

Employment type: Permanent

Job Type: Allied Health Professions

Hours of work: 37.5

Department: Orthopaedics

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Ayrshire & Arran

In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful. You will be required to work collaboratively in a safe, caring and respectful way.


This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Advanced Podiatrist with a special interest in the management of musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions to work within Orthopaedics in NHS Ayrshire and Arran.  Applications are invited from experienced clinicians who have an advanced range of clinical skills for the above post based within the Orthopaedic Department at University Crosshouse Hospital, Kilmarnock.

You will be an advanced musculoskeletal podiatrist with a wish to create a patient centred quality based end to end pathway for foot and ankle patients within Ayrshire and Arran. Deeper clinical thinking and being able to challenge current practice will be essential.  You will carry out or call on investigations and examinations by other disciplines, which would be out with normal scope of podiatry practice in order to complete your assessment.

You will provide a highly specialist resource to Orthopaedics and MSK Podiatry and have active involvement in Clinical Governance, Clinical Effectiveness and Research Methodologies where it is expected that you will participate in national research projects.

You will lead in the development of own specialist service, e.g. orthopaedic triage and will be a key contributor to the development of new specialist multi-disciplinary services within own area of practice.  You should be able to demonstrate advanced skills, musculoskeletal assessment and treatment. Continuous service improvement is an essential part of this role.

You will have a keen interest in personal development and in-service training; It is essential that you are educated to Masters level in Podiatry, are HCPC registered, certificate in steroid injections and have IR(ME)R entitlement .

Car driver owner essential.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week over 5 days.

Enquiries to:

Helen Jackson, MSK Podiatry Team Manager,

 Tel: 01292 665748 or email:

Rhona Allardice, Interim MSK Podiatry Service Manager

Tel: 07717226007

Judith Reid, Consultant Physiotherapist
NHS Ayrshire and Arran

National Lead MSK Programme
Tel: 07824598327

Closing date 31st January 2020.


The closing date for this job has now passed.