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Podiatrist - Civilian - USAFA
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80913 US (Primary)
Overview Provides comprehensive medical services for members of
family, regardless of age or sex within the scope of training.
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that
commonly occur in the general population. May refer patients to
specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.
Specific Tasks: The duties include but are not limited to the
Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries of the
foot and ankle by surgical and conservative means. The duties
include but are not limited to the following:
Provides comprehensive medical and surgical management of
disorders of the foot and ankle. This includes examination,
diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, prevention, and care of
conditions/functions of the foot, ankle, and related
Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries of the
foot by operative and non-operative means.
Prepares and reviews case histories and obtains data through
Examines patients and determines which x-ray examinations and
clinical laboratory tests are required.
Interprets test results and evaluates examination findings.
Determines procedures for preoperative and postoperative care
and prescribes orthotics.
Performs surgical procedures and coordinates care with civilian
anesthesia providers and hospitals.
Reduces and immobilizes fractures by open or closed methods,
using such corrective devices as braces, casts, splints, and
Administers and prescribes antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, pain,
and other medications.
Directs nurses in procedures for preoperative and postoperative
care and operating room techniques.
Advises on kind and quantity of podiatric supplies and
Coordinates podiatric services with other medical
Serves as consultant to MTF staff on podiatric conditions.
Completes appropriate military specific documentation such as
(but not limited to) narrative medical summaries, convalescent
leave and duty limiting conditions (medical profile) paperwork.
Maintain knowledge of computer operations in the use of basic
word processing, data entry and automated medical records.
Under the direction of the MTF, the Provider may perform duties
at Memorial Hospitals and the Penrose St Francis Health Care
Job Requirements Qualifications: Education: Successfully
completed a doctor of podiatric medicine (4-year DPM degree) from
and accredited college or university of podiatric medicine.
Post-Graduate Training: Successfully completed a 24-months of
podiatric surgical residency required.
Specialty Board Certification: Maintains a current or is board
eligible for American Board of Podiatric Surgery or American Board
of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine Board
Licensure: Must possess and maintain an active, current, valid
and unrestricted license from a US jurisdiction (fifty States, the
District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the
U.S. Virgin Islands) to practice independently within the defined
scope of practice for their specialty. Non-personal services
contract personnel must be licensed in the jurisdiction in which
the MTF is located.
Experience/Clinical Competency: Must have a minimum of 24 months
in the last 36 months of documented current clinical independent
experience and competency. Must have the level of experience and
documented current clinical competency to be awarded “Regular”
privileges to work independently. Podiatry Surgical Activity Logs
for the last 24 months are required to be submitted for validation
of demonstrated current clinical competency when the provider is
being submitted for the initial review of their Curriculum
Health Status: Must be able to safely execute the
responsibilities of their specialty in providing health care. Has
no medical or mental condition that prevents or that significantly
reduces an individual’s ability to safely execute their approved
scope of practice in providing health care. This includes alcohol
or drug abuse, or mental health disorder not responsive to
Advanced Life Support Certifications: Must possess and maintains
current Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support. If applicable,
maintains current Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric
Advanced Life Support.
Professional Behavior/Conduct: Must not have any reported
allegations of misconduct to external regulatory agencies where
there is reasonable cause (such as an arrest) that could have a
serious impact on patient/staff welfare or safety.
Scope of Practice:
The scope of privileges in podiatry includes prevention,
evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, education, and consultation to
patients of all ages with disorders, diseases and injuries of the
foot and ankle. Podiatrists provide medical and surgical care for a
wide variety of foot, and ankle conditions, including complex
disorders and injuries, trauma, and congenital abnormalities. They
are also qualified to detect the early stages of systemic diseases
that exhibit warning signs in the lower extremities, as well as
other foot conditions that can threaten a patient's overall health.
Podiatrists may perform full pre-operative histories and physical
exams and may admit to the facility in accordance with MTF
Works under general supervision of the Chief, Podiatry who
discusses policies and objectives. There is no direct supervision,
and the individual exercises independent judgment in selection and
performance of the full range of diagnostic evaluations for
Participates in established peer (other medical specialist)
review process monthly. Provides chart review for quality assurance
purposes in the area of neurology if requested on an occasional
Attend and participate in patient care reports, patient care
conferences, team conferences, professional staff conferences and
other appropriate professional activities only to the extent that
such attendance and participation is relative to his/her assigned
cases and/or performance of services as determined by the
Physical Demands: Position consists of sitting for long periods
of time, using hands/fingers, handling, reaching with hands and
arms, speaking or translating. Periods of walking, standing,
bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and lifting boxes weighing
up to 30 pounds. Moderate to extended periods of office work with
heavy periods of computer usage. May be assigned occasional to
moderate periods of analytical tasks requiring extensive reasoning
abilities. It is Katmai’s business philosophy and practice to
provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state
and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or
Work is performed primarily indoors at a well-lit military
treatment facility such as a clinic, outpatient facility or
hospital. The environment is normally air conditioned, but
conditions may change dependent upon circumstances. Work may need
to be performed in a fast-paced environment requiring quick
thinking and rapid judgements. Employee will be exposed to a wide
variety of clients in differing functions, personalities and
abilities. Exposure to bloodborne pathogens and bodily fluids,
latex, radiation or other contaminants and safety issues. May be
exposed to infection or diseases from contact with patients. Work
is highly social with patients and can be stressful with a high
emotional element. Decisions made may substantially impact patients
and their families.
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week with occasional overtime and
travel between on-site base clinics. The Health Care Provider (HCP)
shall be available and required to work additional clinic hours as
deemed necessary for adequate deliverable care of services.
To be considered for this position, all applicants must apply on
the company website, https://katmaicorp.com/life-at-katmai/
We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity or national origin, disability status, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Spouses of
Shareholders, and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance with
Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003 - 2(i).
Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and
employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing,
or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other
applicants or employees.
Katmai Government Services (KGS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Ouzinkie Native Corporation (ONC). ONC is an Alaska Native
Corporation (ANC) formed under the 1971 Alaska Native Claims
Settlement Act (ANCSA).
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