Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Podiatrist (Per Diem)

Recruitment #200925-8278HD-001

Introduction

Our Mission: The State of Connecticut, Department of Correction (DOC) shall strive to be a global leader in progressive correctional practices and partnered re-entry initiatives to support responsive evidence-based practices aligned to law abiding and accountable behaviors. Safety and security shall be a priority component of this responsibility as it pertains to staff, victims, citizens and offenders.

Are you passionate about helping others and making a difference?

DOC is seeking highly motivated individuals to deliver support for our Health Services Unit. As a Per Diem Podiatrist you will be an on-site provider assisting our inmate population.  You will work with a hardworking multidisciplinary team to deliver the highest level of care across a diverse population in our rare environment.  You will have opportunities to care for a wide range of people and health concerns and gain invaluable experience while working highly dynamic work environment. 

Responsibilities would include coverage for various Correctional Institutions and Centers throughout CT.  This is a Hazardous Duty position.  The clinical and administrative demands of a facility requires regular monitoring of individuals in restrictive settings, including Administrative Segregation, Special Circumstances, and Security Risk Groups.

Selection Plan

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s).  These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

The recruitment pool created by this posting may be used to fill future positions and opportunities for the same title. If a candidate is interested in future openings, they should apply.

Please ensure that your application is complete.  You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted.  Applications that are untimely, incomplete or inaccurate will not be considered. Questions can be sent to Emily.Kennedy@ct.gov.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

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

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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Active Podiatry Medical License (DPM required)
  • Ability to travel daily to different worksites (required)
  • Experience working with diverse groups
  • Ability to commit to at least 16 hours bi-weekly
  • Flexibility in work availability
  • Correctional experience
  • Attention to detail

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 individuals and may be exposed to disagreeable conditions, communicable and/or infectious diseases and risk of injury from assaultive and/or abusive individuals.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.