Royal Trinity Hospice’s inpatient centre provides skilled, compassionate care in a warm, welcoming and modern environment. We have 28 beds and people come to Trinity as inpatients for many reasons. The most frequent are for:

  • Help to get difficult symptoms under control before returning home
  • Rehabilitation to continue to live independently
  • Respite care to enable family and carers to take a break
  • Care when an illness is advanced

Key responsibilities:

This volunteer role will provide chiropody services to inpatients as identified by the nursing team. You will be expected to be able to provide a range of chiropody services including assessing, diagnosing and treating problems of the foot and lower leg. The role will also require you to feedback to the Inpatient Centre Manager any issues or concerns you have about any patient you have seen. 

You may also be asked to provide other support as requested by the Inpatient Centre Manager

Required skills and competencies:

  • Qualified chiropodist with at least 2 years’ experience - we will need to see your qualification certificates for this
  • Understanding of, and adherence to, the relevant professional code of ethics
  • Knowledge and understanding of treating patients at the end of life
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Well-organised and enthusiastic
  • Experience of team working
  • Discretion and tact, complete confidentiality
  • Trustworthy and reliable

What this role will offer you:

You will be making an important contribution to Trinity and to the thousands of people who use our services.

In return, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and learn new skills.

You will be asked to attend an induction and a training programme before you start as an inpatient volunteer.

Interested? Please Complete our volunteer application form.

This role will require a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check provided free of charge by Royal Trinity Hospice.

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