Podiatrist

  • Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center
  • Albany,NY
  • 2023-11-28T10:52:13Z
DescriptionGENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:While demonstrating excellent customer service, the Podiatrist at Whitney Young Health provides specialized care in examination, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of foot disorders, both medically and surgically. This role ensures optimum safe environment and ensures compliance with local, state and federal requirements (i.e. OSHA, JCAHO, NYSDOH) within the Podiatry office. This position is part-time role, up to 20 hours a week.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:See patients on a scheduled or urgent care basis for podiatric problems. The category may include: corns, calluses, warts, bunions, hammertoes, fungus nails, fungal skin diseases, ingrown toenails, pedal tumors, heel spurs, athlete s foot, Morton s neuroma.Consultation and Referral: The podiatrist is also alert to the symptoms of systemic diseases that manifest themselves in the foot. In such cases as diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, heart disease, arthritis, gout, arteriosclerosis, etc. The Podiatrist consults and works with the Primary Care Physician within or on a referral basis outside of WMYHC in the treatment of the disease affecting the whole patient.Participates in continuing medical education and quality assurance programs of Whitney Young.Prepares patient for procedure and provides safe and confidential environment.Assures proper completion of required Medical Record documentation using WMYHC s EHR.Complies with CMS s Meaningful Use measures.Keeps patients informed of delays.Maintains licenses as required.Participates in performance improvement activities as required.Demonstrates excellence in both internal and external customer service.Understands and is able to effectively communicate HIPAA compliance, corporate compliance and client confidentiality.Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and accreditation standards, (i.e. Joint Commission, NYSDOH, and NCQA-PCMH).Adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals as defined by the Joint Commission and the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services.Completes other duties as assigned.RequirementsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Pre-science degree, college level; successful completion of a four-year course from an accredited college of podiatric medicine; certification from either a national or state examining board for podiatric medicine; demonstrated excellent customer service, good communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of managed care requirements.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:Electively, one to three year residency program for specialized surgical training; one to three years clinical experience; board certification in Podiatric Surgery.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.Salary range: $53.00 - $60.00 hourly