Podiatrist - Durban Verfied

Salary Negotiable Durban, Kwazulu-Natal Durban, Kwazulu-Natal more than 14 days ago 01-11-2021 4:48:31 PM
Advert Ref: RMQ241
Advert Title: Podiatrist
Area: La Lucia, Durban
Advert Type: Full-Time
Working Hours: 40 Hours
Time Conditions: Dayshift
Salary: R25,000 – R42,000
Closing Date: 3 November 2021

Job brief:
We are looking for a Podiatrist to diagnose and treat minor or serious injuries and diseases of the feet, ankles and the lower part of legs.

Podiatrist responsibilities include conducting foot and ankle surgeries, prescribing orthotics and applying therapeutic treatments for issues like arthritis, fractures and feet corn and calluses. To be considered for this role, you should have a doctoral degree in Podiatric Medicine and practical experience in a clinic or hospital.

Ultimately, you will give our patients the best treatment based on their condition and help them recover as soon as possible.

Responsibilities:
Examine patients’ legs to diagnose diseases
Perform foot and ankle surgeries (for example, removing bone spurs)
Treat sport-related foot and leg injuries, like fractures
Use various podiatric techniques (like casting and laser therapy) to treat deformities and ailments
Prescribe joint pain relief medication and foot orthoses that improve mobility
Review patients’ medical history
Advise patients on foot care and general wellness practices
Order additional medical tests (like X-rays, ultrasounds and bone density tests) to form a better diagnosis if necessary

Requirements:
Experience as a Podiatrist
Excellent knowledge of therapeutic and surgical treatments for the lower extremities
Familiar with all types of foot problems including genetic abnormalities and deformities
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well both with children and the elderly
Empathy and patience when dealing with serious diseases
Up-to-date with latest technologies and treatments in Podiatry
Doctoral degree in Podiatric Medicine