Podiatrists use expert knowledge and skilled techniques to make a huge difference to patients by treating issues with lower legs and feet. You will be providing a service that improves comfort and well-being as well as improving mobility for the most vulnerable

Your personalised approach to patient care will help relieve pain and reduce serious risks such as falls, and help those with diabetes improve their circulation to
avoid amputations where possible. Alongside treating conditions, you will educate and advise to maximise healthy choices and ensure your patients strive for a better quality of life.

What is it like to work at the Royal Devon?

What is it like to work at the Royal Devon?

What can you expect from joining us? You can expect to be part of a team that is at the forefront of innovation and development, in both our services and our people. You can expect to be invested in, supported, and given the tools you need to succeed in your role and progress in your career.

Training and development opportunities are in high supply here, whether you are interested in clinical or leadership development, courses, secondments or placements. We’ll support you in finding the best way to grow.

The culture we have built has earned us a reputation within the Trust and our clear vision and plans instilled the belief and support required to access further financial investment. This allows us to improve patient pathways including early supported discharge in rehabilitation.

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Becoming a Podiatrist at the Royal Devon

What does a career pathway look like?

What does a career pathway look like?

There are so many ways to achieve a fulfilling and rewarding career as a Podiatrist. You may be starting afresh and looking for a brand new role, or perhaps you have dedicated a few years to other goals and are looking to return to practice. If you are interested in developing your role, we have a wealth of opportunities you can harness too.

To help you on your way, we produced a brochure to kick start your career with us. 

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Your bespoke learning journey

Your bespoke learning journey

You’ll be supported to create your own personal development plan. This is used to identify your individual training needs, which can be met from the wide range of learning opportunities available such as clinical skills, management development, coaching and mentoring, IT skills and much more.

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Advancing your career

Preceptorship programme

Preceptorship programme

Whether you are newly qualified, joining us from outside the UK, or returning to practice, our Preceptorship Programme will help you find your feet so you feel as confident and competent as possible.

The structured programme consists of a series of study days, after which you will apply theory to practice and hone the skills you have learned as you gain experience within your clinical area. These study days are spread over the course of a year.

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Experienced Podiatrists

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Rosie Hitchcock Lead diabetes Link Podiatrist, Case Study
Rosie Hitchcock Lead diabetes Link Podiatrist, Case Study

I qualified as a Podiatrist after studying as a mature
student in 2010. Podiatrists are often the first point
of contact for our patients, offering personalised care
and assessments, as well as instigating investigations,
identifying and diagnosing conditions relating to the feet, and helping with rapid referrals. We perform neurological and vascular assessments to identify vascular disease and sensation issues. We are also wound care and offloading specialists, and we conduct gait analysis and biomechanics.

We work closely with other healthcare professionals such as the Vascular Team, Tissue Viability, and Orthotists. We often share care with Community Nurses and Practice Nurses and liaise with GPs to make sure that our patients receive the best care and treatment possible.

Podiatrists deliver essential care with accomplished skills, and I am proud of the positive impact Podiatry has, especially when it comes to saving limbs and preventing potential amputations.

What can I expect to get paid?

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Last updated: October 11, 2023


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