Podiatrist in Leominster, Massachusetts
Essential Duties and Major responsibilities:
Provides comprehensive and continuing podiatric care to patients requiring routine and emergency treatment through the diagnosis of disease processes and through the provision of medical treatment of patients at CHC clinics.
Always utilizes best practice as designed by the national standards set by APMA, CDC, and credentialing agencies of CHC.
Refers patients to other providers as appropriate
Provides services in support of health promotion and preventive medicine
Maintains appropriate medical records on assigned patients
Participates in patient care audits for quality assurance and utilization review to maintain and improve patient care standard of excellence
Maintains medical professional standards and knowledge by regularly attending medical conferences, seminars and continuing education programs
Ability to deal with sensitive information in a highly confidential, HIPAA compliant, policy adherent manner.
Complies with all Infection Control standards and policies.
Effective communication skills, both oral and written, with patients, families, visitors, co-workers, health care professionals, funders, and other regulatory agencies.
Works as part of the medical team at each clinic.
Adheres to established CHC policies and procedures
Awareness of resources available within the health center to accommodate the needs of patients.
Demonstrates understanding and commitment of the mission of the health center.
Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum of five years professional experience preferred
Ability to observe, assess and record symptoms, reactions, and progress
Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care
Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage
Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards
Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops
Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements
Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise.
Knowledge of current principles, methods, and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Ability to supervise, advise and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise.
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Licensure / Education / Training:
Medical degree with appropriate residency training.
Board certification or eligibility with expected certification required.
Current License as a Podiatrist in the State of Massachusetts.
Public Health experience preferred.
Bilingual (Spanish or Portuguese & English) Preferred.
Proficient reading, writing, and speaking in English required
Bilingual (Portuguese/Eng.): Intermediate
Bilingual (Spanish/Eng.): Intermediate
- Doctorate or better
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