Podiatrist Job Description

podiatrist job description includes a detailed overview of the key requirements, duties, responsibilities, and skills for this role.

Last update : July 14, 2023

Podiatrist Job Description

A podiatrist is a doctor who treats conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg.

Podiatrists perform procedures on patients that may include a bunionectomy, hammertoe correction, and Achilles tendon repair.

Podiatrists may also perform ingrown toenail surgery, callus removal, wound care, and diabetic foot care and treatment.

Podiatrists may also apply an orthotic device, which is a device to assist and reduce pain by realigning the natural structure of the foot, ankle, or leg.

Orthotics for foot and ankle pain may be custom-made for a patient or may be pre-made, over-the-counter products

Job Brief:

We’re looking for a Podiatrist to join our team! We offer competitive pay and benefits, and are looking for a talented and motivated individual to join us in providing quality care to our patients.

Podiatrist Duties:

  • Acquire and maintain current knowledge of podiatric medicine
  • Act as liaison between patients and physician
  • Perform clinical assessments of patients, including diagnosis, treatment planning, and follow up
  • Assist in research/healthcare related projects
  • Perform procedures such as  casting, removing foreign bodies, and trimming nails
  • Provide education regarding proper footcare and common foot problems

Podiatrist Responsibilities:

  • Graduate of podiatric physician assistant program
  • Knowledge of the musculoskeletal system
  • Knowledge of appropriate treatment procedures
  • Skilled in the preparation of comprehensive podiatric treatment plans
  • Complete understanding of and ability to comply with podiatric office policies and procedures
  • Ability to provide professional patient care

Requirements And Skills:

  • Perform comprehensive podiatric examinations, which include evaluating medical history, visually examining foot, ankle, and leg, perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and provide patient treatments, including prescribing medications, orthotics, and prosthetics
  • Coordinate with physicians and other providers in the planning, coordination, and evaluation of patient care, and develop treatment plans that are consistent with physician recommendations
  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as casting, orthotics fabrication, wound care, and wound bed preparation
  • Perform procedures in patient rooms and outpatient surgical suites, including injections, dressings, sutures, and amputations, and utilize available technology, such as ultrasound and digital radiography
  • Perform routine laboratory tests, such as complete blood counts, urinalysis, and coagulation studies
  • Perform physical assessments of patients, such as those required in workers’ compensation programs
  • Perform day-to-day administrative duties, such as scheduling

Company Name is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a strong, successful team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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