Personal Foot Care Volunteer

  • VO86717


Description

Forth Valley Top Toes provides a personal foot care service for clients who are unable to provide their own personal foot care.

This project supports the work of NHS podiatry services, allowing them to focus on quality care for those who really need it.

Good foot care can reduce the risk of falls among vulnerable older people. Clients will be given their own set of clippers at first appointment and will bring with them to each subsequent appointment.

Key tasks:
· Set up sterile treatment room with appropriate equipment.
· Check and clean plinth.
· Show client into treatment room.
· Complete health and well-being checklist with each client
· Remove client’s footwear (where requested by client)
· Clean toenails with sterile antiseptic wipes
· Clean and check the client’s set of nippers for cleanliness and suitability for use.
· Cut toenails using client’s own set of clippers.
· Give foot care and emollient advice.
· Update client’s personal record booklet
· Dispose of wipes, clippings etc. in appropriate bin.

Skills, Experience, Personal Qualities Required:
Volunteers are aged 18 years and over and will have excellent communication skills, good hand to eye coordination, good hand strength and dexterity; be compassionate and understanding, trustworthy; able to observe strict confidentiality.

Induction training and nail cutting training (provided by NHS Forth Valley) must be completed before volunteering. PVG membership is required for this role.

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide a personal footcare service to older and disabled people who cannot manage their own footcare.

Availability

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4 hours per week. Toenail cutting clinic which is operated by volunteers and takes place in the health centre, Sauchie on Fridays between 10am and 2pm.

Frequency and commitment details

4 hours per week.

Restrictions

Applicants must be 18+. PVG membership is a requirement.
Experience required: Volunteers are aged 18 years and over and will have excellent communication skills, good hand to eye coordination, good hand strength and dexterity; be compassionate and understanding, trustworthy; able to observe strict confidentiality.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Training details: Induction training and nail cutting training (provided by NHS Forth Valley) must be completed before volunteering.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 8 days ago

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