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DPM - Podiatrist
Ref No.: 15-00614
Category: Physicians
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Start Date: 08/24/2015
DPM - Podiatrist
An Old Soul and Youthful Enthusiasm Coastal Town

The Community - Hampton, VA
A city with an old soul and youthful enthusiasm. A Coastal Virginia vacation destination with fascinating sights to see and interesting things to do. A convention city with flexible facilities and a confident, can-do attitude. Situated in the middle of the Hampton Roads region and the heart of the Mid-Atlantic, Hampton welcomes many vacationers and meeting attendees alike with charming hospitality, multi-faceted attractions and activities, and an atmosphere of discovery that you'll find pleasantly surprising.

Langley Air Force Base

Langley Air Force Base is the home of the United States Air Force's 633d Air Base Wing, 1st Fighter Wing and the 480th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing. It also hosts the Global Cyberspace Integration Center field operating agency, the 192D Fighter Wing of the Virginia Air National Guard and Headquarters Air Combat Command. The base is one of the oldest facilities of the Air Force, having been established on 30 December 1916, prior to America's entry to World War I by the Army Air Service, named for aviation pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley.


Requirements (duties include but are not limited to)
  • 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 structures.
  • 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 interviews.
  • 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 surgical implants.
  • 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 equipment.
  • Coordinates podiatric services with other medical activities.
  • 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.
Qualifications
  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (4-year DPM degree) from an accredited college or university of podiatric medicine acceptable to the HQ USAF/SG.
  • Completion of a minimum 24-month podiatric surgical residency required.
  • Board certification or eligibility from either of the two following certifying boards: American Board of Podiatric Surgery or American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics and Primary Podiatric Medicine.
  • Must be knowledgeable of computer operations in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.
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