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Diabetes Position in Ireland

Discussion in 'Employment in Ireland' started by admin, Aug 26, 2011.

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    The Diabetes Federation of Ireland invites application from suitably qualified Chiropodists and Podiatrists to work as part of a new integrated high risk footcare service in the following area:

    Carlow/Kilkenny (1 post)

    As a Senior Chiropodist/Podiatrist working in the community, with strong linkages to secondary care services, the postholder will have the vision and drive to bring together professionals working in different areas of healthcare in the regional referral area to deliver a high risk diabetes footcare programme. Together you will provide optimal diagnoses and treatment in order to improve outcomes for patients who are at increased risk of, or have developed foot complications.

    You will be responsible for the development and continued provision of a quality, responsive and effective footcare service to both prevent deterioration in foot health and to minimize the necessity for hospital admissions for limb amputations across all care groups.

    You will provide education and training to healthcare providers and patients so that together, disease prevention can be optimised in the population. In this role you will be expected to actively participate in the co-ordination of strategic planning and development of the service as part of an overall integrated service approach to client care.


    Candidates must on the closing date of competition hold:

    (a) BSC (Hons) in Podiatry of the National University of Ireland or an equivalent qualification.
    (b) Be on the list of podiatrists/ chiropodists approved by the Health Service Executive to practice in the publicly funded health service on or before the 30 April 2010
    (c) have a minimum of three years satisfactory post qualification clinical experience
    (d) Have the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to discharge the functions of the role

    Salary range between : €45,120 - €53,287. Based on relevant qualifications and experience. 35 hours per week. The post will carry an initial one year contract.

    Application Form, Job specification and further information available on: www.diabetes.ie

    Completed application form to Kieran O’Leary, Diabetes Federation of Ireland, 76 Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin 1 or Email: kieran.oleary@diabetes.ie. Closing date for applications: Friday 23 September 2011.

    This is a joint initiative between the Diabetes Federation of Ireland and the Health Service Executive.

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