Podiatrist Brooksby Village
Company: Erickson Living
Posted on: January 15, 2020
Podiatrist Brooksby Village SUMMARY: Diagnoses and treats diseases
and deformities 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 mechanical and
electrical methods, such as whirlpool or paraffin baths and short
wave and low voltage currents. Treats conditions, such as corns,
calluses, in growing nails, tumors, shortened tendons, bunions,
cysts, and abscesses by surgical methods, including suturing,
medications, and administration of local anesthetics. Prescribes
drugs. Corrects deformities by means of plaster casts and
strappings. Makes and fits prosthetic appliances. Prescribes
corrective footwear. Advises patients concerning continued
treatment of disorders and proper foot care to prevent recurrence.
Refers patients to physician when symptoms observed in feet and
legs indicate systemic disorders, such as arthritis, 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.). ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the
following. Other duties may be assigned. 1. Diagnose and treat
diseases and deformities of the foot such as corns, calluses,
ingrown toe nails, tumors, bunions, cysts and abscesses. 2. Correct
deformities by means of plaster casts, strappings and use of
durable medical equipment. 3. Makes and fits prosthetic devices. 4.
Prescribes prosthetic footwear. 5. Refers patients to physician
when symptoms observed in feet and legs indicate systemic
disorders, such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, or kidney
trouble. 6. May perform surgery. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this
job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 1. Attendance at a four-year podiatric
college providing a general medical curriculum parallel to that of
traditional medical schools, but with special emphasis on the lower
extremity. 2. More than 4,000 hours of instruction concentrate on
the basic sciences during the first two years, and on clinical
training and practice during the final two years. 3. Two years of
practical service accomplished in clinics, allied clinical
programs, affiliated teaching hospitals and private offices. 4.
Degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, or DPM. 5. Successful
completion of residency programs lasting from one to four years.
Usually carried out in teaching hospitals, and include training and
experience in such fields as emergency services, anesthesiology,
radiology, general medicine, pathology, general surgery, and
podiatric surgery, as well as dermatology, neurology, orthopedics,
physical medicine, and rehabilitation. Podiatrist United
States-Massachusetts-Peabody Podiatry Full-time Jan 10, 2020,
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