Department of Administrative Services

Podiatrist (35 Hour) (8276RX)

$59.00-$69.98 Hourly / $4,129.86-$4,898.87 BiWeekly /
$107,789.09-$127,860.25 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In a state agency, this class is accountable for providing professional podiatry services.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of an employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead professional and paraprofessional staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Examines and diagnoses foot ailments and deformities such as tumors or ulcers, fractures, skin or nail diseases and congenital or acquired deformities such as bunions, flat feet or hammertoe; analyzes laboratory test results and determines appropriate treatment; treats conditions of the feet such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, bunions, heel spurs, foot ulcers, arch problems, cysts, bone disorders and abscesses, ankle and foot injuries and infection using medications and nail or callus removal; evaluates need for special footwear and appropriateness of orthotics; educates on prevention, treatment and care of foot diseases; consults with and refers patients to other health care practitioner when symptoms in the feet and legs indicate need for surgery or systemic disorders such as arthritis, diabetes, heart or kidney disease; prepares health record documentation and reports on health services; acts as a liaison between agency and community health providers; may participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary evaluation team; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of methods and principles of podiatric medicine; considerable knowledge of current practices of assessment and treatment of ailments, diseases or injuries of the foot and lower leg; knowledge of recent developments in the field of podiatry including treatment models and best practices; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; diagnostic, assessment and evaluation skills; ability to analyze and interpret laboratory and other medical reports and findings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain a license to practice podiatric medicine pursuant to Sec. 20-54 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain eligibility for participation in federal health care programs as defined in 42 U.S. 1320a-7b(f).

WORKING CONDITIONS

Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain clients and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions, communicable and/or infectious diseases and risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive clients.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Non-Examined

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(21)-Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medicine

BARGAINING UNIT

(11)-HEALTH PROF (P-1)

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

RX 05

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Podiatrist in Salary Group RX 05 approved effective July 1, 2009. (Revised to expand usage to Department of Developmental Services)

EFFECTIVE DATE

5/6/2011

CLASS: 8276RX; EST: 12/7/2007; REV: 5/6/2011;