This position is within the Surgery Department, at the North Texas Health Care System, Dallas Texas. Perform podiatric instrumentation, under the direct supervision of the podiatrist(s), including routine nail care and the paring of minor callus for patients with palpable pulses. This does not include treatment of Intractable Plantar Keratomas (IPK), Heloma Durium (digital corn), Heloma Molle (interdigital corn), Distal Clavus (distal digital corn) or foo ulceration. The podiatric assistant should also be proficient in taking foot impressions, glucometer checking, monitoring of radiological and lab tests, and assist in taking and processing cultures. Involvement with wound care management and treatment. This will include monitoring of patient with foot ulcer(s), to perform redressing, an Case management of TCU, Spinal Cord Injury Unit, Dallas inpatients and outpatient veterans, to include the reviewing of podiatry consults for scheduling. Involvement in regular diabetic educational classes for podiatry, and occasionally set up/develop educational displays/posters/pamphlets as needed. Coordinate quality assurance pertinent to podiatry. Assist podiatrist(s) in the ordering and picking up of supplies, including ordering wound care products. Assist podiatrist(s) with surgical preparation and minor procedures, to included placing and removal of blades on sharp instruments. Assist patients in getting on and off the examination table, removal and replacement of socks and shoes if necessary in the podiatry clinic, TCU, and Spinal Cord Injury Unit. Work with TCU and Spinal Cord Unit to schedule patients to the podiatry clinic. Perform ongoing diabetic screening/monofilament testing for low-risk diabetic veterans. Work Schedule: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday Telework: Not Available Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Position Description/PD#: Health Technician (Podiatry)/PD07462A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.