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"Podiatrist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Podiatrist"

1) Treat bone, muscle, and joint disorders affecting the feet.

2) Treat conditions such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, tumors, shortened tendons, bunions, cysts, and abscesses by surgical methods.

 

3) Treat deformities using mechanical methods, such as whirlpool or paraffin baths, and electrical methods, such as short wave and low voltage currents.

4) Educate the public about the benefits of foot care through techniques such as speaking engagements, advertising, and other forums.

5) Perform administrative duties such as hiring employees, ordering supplies, and keeping records.

 

6) Advise patients about treatments and foot care techniques necessary for prevention of future problems.

7) Correct deformities by means of plaster casts and strapping.

8) Diagnose diseases and deformities of the foot using medical histories, physical examinations, x-rays, and laboratory test results.

9) Make and fit prosthetic appliances.

10) Prescribe medications, corrective devices, physical therapy, or surgery.

11) Refer patients to physicians when symptoms indicative of systemic disorders, such as arthritis or diabetes, are observed in feet and legs.

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Job Description for "Podiatrist" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Podiatrist"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-I-E        SOC:  29-1081.00


 

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