United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley

  • Podiatrist

    Job Locations US-CA-Fresno / Central Valley
    Posted Date 2 days ago(5/23/2018 9:27 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-1056
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Medical
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Podiatrists for UHC provide podiatric health care to patients that includes preventative care and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Podiatrists, also known as doctors of podiatric medicine (DPM's), diagnose and treat disorders, diseases, and injuries of the foot and lower leg.

    Treat corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs, and arch problems; ankle and foot injuries, deformities, and infections; and foot complaints associated with diabetes and other diseases. To treat these problems, podiatrists prescribe drugs and physical therapy, set fractures, and perform procedures. They also fit corrective shoe inserts called orthotics, design plaster casts and strapping to correct deformities, and design custom-made shoes.  Deals with systemic diseases such as arthritis and manage patients who suffer from foot problems associated with diabetes. They also refer patients to other physicians and specialists if they detect larger medical issues. Podiatrists also prescribe medication, physical therapy and corrective devices to further aid the healing of foot diseases and deformities

    Responsibilities

    Works closely with the Chief Medical Officer, Associate Medical Director, Clinic Manager and other members of the clinic management team to:

    • Provides medical services in a health clinic setting and is responsible for providing medical care to UHC patients and the general public.
    • Diagnose diseases, conditions, and illnesses of patients presenting at UHC.
    • He or she needs to review x-ray and laboratory findings.
    • It will be the duty to prescribe the appropriate type of medicine and treatment.
    • Responsible for referring patients for special types of diagnostic treatments or medical procedures and coordinates plans for treatments.
    • Provides medical consultation to prevention, treatment, care and diagnosis of health conditions and problems.
    • Responsibility to keep and prepare accurate medical charting and records using electronic medical records system.
    • Responsible for ensuring documentation compliance with health programs and insurances.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION

    • The basic degree required is the graduation from accredited university or school with a DPM degree.

     

    LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

    • Possess a valid CA Medical License
    • Possess a current DEA Certification
    • Valid CA Driver’s License
    • Board Certified (or Board Eligible)
    • DPM

     

    PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

    • 2 years + experience in a healthcare setting, preferably in an ambulatory care setting.

     

    SKILLS

    • Able to quickly build and maintain rapport with patients and providers of differing backgrounds; team player
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
    • Customer-service oriented
    • Intermediate to Strong computer skills
    • Positive professional insight
    • Flexibility and dependability
    • Demonstrated good problem-solving skills; sound judgment
    • Effective leadership/supervisory skills
    • Modern office practices and procedures including email
    • Attention to detail and excellent follow-through on work tasks
    • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

     

     

     

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

    • Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
    • Must be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to patients and staff.
    • Ability to keyboard. Typing or otherwise working with fingers for long periods of time. Not with hand or whole arm.
    • Is expected to remain on their feet in an upright position for continuous periods of time without being able to leave the work area?
    • Is expected to walk for long periods of time between exam rooms.
    • Must be able to read memos, computer screens, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
    • Must have high manual dexterity.
    • Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouch, reach, kneel, twist/turn

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