Part Time Podiatrist Ashby Ponds
- Sep 11, 2017
- Healthcare : General Healthcare
SUMMARY:Diagnoses and treats diseases anddeformities of human foot: Diagnoses foot ailments, such as tumors, ulcers,fractures, skin or nail diseases, and congenital or acquired deformities,utilizing diagnostic aids, such as urinalysis, blood tests, and x-ray analysis.Treats deformities, such as flat or weak feet and foot imbalance, by mechanicaland electrical methods, such as whirlpool or paraffin baths and short wave andlow voltage currents. Treats conditions, such as corns, calluses, in growingnails, tumors, shortened tendons, bunions, cysts, and abscesses by surgicalmethods, including suturing, medications, and administration of localanesthetics. Prescribes drugs. Corrects deformities by means of plaster castsand strappings. Makes and fits prosthetic appliances. Prescribes correctivefootwear. Advises patients concerning continued treatment of disorders andproper foot care to prevent recurrence. Refers patients to physician whensymptoms observed in feet and legs indicate systemic disorders, such asarthritis, heart disease, diabetes, or kidney trouble. May treat bone, muscle,and joint disorders and be designated Podiatrist, Orthopedic (medical ser.).May perform surgery and be designated Podiatric Surgeon (medical ser.).
To perform this job successfully, an individual must beable to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listedbelow are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- Attendanceat a four-year podiatric college providing a general medical curriculumparallel to that of traditional medical schools, but with special emphasis onthe lower extremity.
- Morethan 4,000 hours of instruction concentrate on the basic sciences during thefirst two years, and on clinical training and practice during the final twoyears.
- Twoyears of practical service accomplished in clinics, allied clinical programs,affiliated teaching hospitals and private offices.
- Degreeof Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, or DPM.
- Successfulcompletion of residency programs lasting from one to four years. Usuallycarried out in teaching hospitals, and include training and experience in suchfields as emergency services, anesthesiology, radiology, general medicine,pathology, general surgery, and podiatric surgery, as well as dermatology,neurology, orthopedics, physical medicine, and rehabilitation.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as policyand procedure manuals, and decision trees. Ability to write complex reports andcorrespondence. Ability to listen and speak clearly to residents and staff atall levels and throughout the organization.LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
As required by individual StateDepartments of Licensing and Regulation.: