Current Positions Available: Full-Time Podiatrist
Do you love being a podiatrist? Do you love helping your community and working with people to help them achieve their health goals? Do you want to work with a team of like minded professionals that encourage you to be the best professional and personal version of yourself?
Hunter Podiatry is on the lookout for a passionate foot frother to join our team. We take pride in having an awesome team environment where you can feel safe to ask questions and develop your skills as a podiatrist. If this sounds appealing to you, keep reading…
More About The Team You Will Be Joining:
‘We take pride in helping people achieve their goals’
This is at the forefront of what we do each day with our patients in creating amazing experiences and striving for world class results.
As a company, we get the most satisfaction out of seeing our team grow and achieve their own goals personally and professionally. We understand this journey is different for everyone and we pride ourselves on our flexibility and open mindedness. Our job is to help you create the life that you really want and help hold you accountable to it. This is done through open and honest communication on a regular basis, coupled with some great structured planning.
As a team we hold to a few key Values:
What to expect being part of the Team
You will be provided with a structured induction for your first 100 days with us. This program covers the 3 core growth ares to help you feel confident and part of our team:
- Client experience
- Personal mastery
- Practice mastery
This will help you align with our expectations of each other, provide amazing experiences, encourage each other to be better and to become part of our tight knit group.
Have you found it hard during COVID lockdowns to maintain your continuing professional development? We are passionate about learning with:
- regular CPD every 3 weeks
- case reviews
- external CPD support
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We love planning ahead. When we’re all on the same page we can make great things happen. We also understand this may be fluid as life progresses. We regularly review our desires statements and use them to guide the plans we make each year.
What is important to you and where do you see yourself in 2-3 years in all aspects of life?
Financial, flexibility, career, down time, qualifications, travel, family
These are all taken into account and then we can reverse engineer what the next 3 months looks like to move in that direction.
1 hour each quarter where we sit down more formally- share a meal or a coffee and look back at the 3 months passed. It’s an opportunity for us to celebrate successes, review our expectations of each other and plan ahead. This makes our goals in our desires statement much more bite sized.
30min-1 hr 1 on 1 mentoring where we celebrate wins, check in with action points, review cases and hold each other accountable.
We take time out every couple of years to come together as a team and define our purpose and direction for the upcoming 2 years. (See photos below)
Stories From The Team
At Hunter Podiatry services I’ve expanded not only my podiatry knowledge and skills but also my life skills. Fortnightly sessions with my mentor have been a great opportunity to not only set professional goals, discuss cases and get advice on how to best help my patients, but also to help set personal goals which has helped me improve my ability to complete life admin and self care activities.
Being held accountable is only part of it, actually having someone to sit down and work out how to achieve personal or professional goals by putting simple steps in place has been valuable to me. In addition, having regular CPD sessions where either an internal team member or external person presents has taken a lot of stress out of the CPD process which I’ve struggled to stay on top of in the past. Learning in a small group environment with colleagues/friends is a great way to ask questions, share cases and learn from each other
My first 18 months at Hunter Podiatry has seen me progress to a more confident and well rounded podiatrist. When I graduated from University I was always looking for an opportunity to continue developing my skills in biomechanics, pain management and work in a clinic where I would progress quickly. I was lucky enough to start working at Hunter Podiatry where there was a solid platform for new graduates to do just this. What I didn’t expect was their passion to assist you succeed outside of the clinic, whether it’s setting fitness goals for the next 12 months, ensuring you have enough down time, and setting financial goals.
Over the first 14 weeks I completed their “0-100” program, which focused on developing important hands-on clinical skills, for example: managing pathologies, how to discover new referral relationships, and how to efficiently construct a consultation. As part of this, there is some revision from what I had learned at university, but also completely new and integral skills for helping me succeed as a clinician. Every fortnight and end of each quarter, I would catch up with my mentor and other senior staff to discuss my big wins for the quarter and set goals for the next. My mentor also helped me select and lock-in external continued professional development opportunities, which was made easy due to Hunter Podiatry’s CPD allowance.
Navigating the world as a fresh out of uni podiatrist is daunting! All of the information that you diligently force (some might say cram!) into your mind while studying conveniently flies out of your head the instant you are face to face with your first patient. And on your own. Lucky for me though, I got a position with HPS so I was never really alone.
The mentorship is what sets HPS apart. Once a fortnight time is spent with a mentor to celebrate success, set goals and make a plan for the next fortnight. The progression from new grad to confident podiatrist is very structured with clear checkpoints and goal posts set up along the way.
It doesn’t end once you leave the new grad period either. The mentorship continues as you continue to develop and as your goals change. At HPS the focus is on helping everyone to achieve their own personal goals and travel their own professional pathway – and there are a variety of these pathways to choose from from career podiatrist to business owner.
Four years after joining HPS I am a business owner and the mentorship continues. I don’t have to face the world of owning a business alone as I still have the leadership team to support and mentor me as I navigate this new world.
Other Benefits Include:
Whether it be a focus on being the best clinician you can, work flexibility with a 3 or 4 day work week or be owning and running your own clinic one day Hunter podiatry offers defined career pathways to help you achieve your personal definition of professional success.
We might be a little biased but we reckon “Newy” and the Hunter is one of the East coasts most underrated Gems. Whether it be an evening at Mcdonald jones stadium watching the Knights, Jets or International Rugby Union. A quiet evening sampling the cafes, micro breweries or Bars on Darby Street or Beaumont street, visiting one of the hatted restaurants or vineyards of the Hunter Valley Or a sunrise start to the day on one of Newcastle’s pristine beaches we reckon our local area has a flavour to suit everyone’s taste.
We utilise the Swiss Doloclast ESWT system.
We utilise a medical grade YAG 1064 laser for fungal nail treatment
3D scanning and printed orthoses
We utilise the latest in 3D scanning and 3D printing technology to provide a fully customised orthotic design process
We utilise dermoscopy for unusual foot and nail conditions to provide a accurate and early assessment of unknown skin lesions