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Podiatrist - Physician - Medical Director - Jefferson New Jersey

Company: Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health
Location: Cherry Hill
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Jefferson Health is a renowned healthcare organization dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care, advancing medical research, and educating the next generation of healthcare professionals. As a podiatrist at Jefferson Health, you will have the opportunity to work within a collaborative and innovative environment, providing specialized foot and ankle care to patients while contributing to our mission of improving lives through excellence in healthcare.

Position Overview: As a podiatrist at Jefferson Health, you will be responsible for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disorders and injuries of the foot, ankle, and related structures. You will work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans aimed at improving mobility, alleviating pain, and enhancing overall foot health.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive foot and ankle examinations to assess patients' conditions.
  • Diagnose various foot and ankle disorders, including but not limited to:
    • Plantar fasciitis
    • Bunions
    • Hammertoes
    • Achilles tendonitis
    • Neuromas
    • Ingrown toenails
      • Develop individualized treatment plans based on patient assessments and medical history.
      • Perform surgical procedures to address complex foot and ankle conditions, such as:
        • Bunionectomy
        • Hammertoe correction
        • Achilles tendon repair
        • Neuroma excision
          • Prescribe orthotic devices, medications, and physical therapy as part of treatment plans.
          • Educate patients on proper foot care techniques and preventive measures to avoid future injuries or complications.
          • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals, including orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and primary care physicians, to ensure comprehensive patient care. Training and Qualifications:
            • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree from an accredited medical school.
            • Completion of a residency program specializing in podiatric medicine and surgery.
            • Board certification or eligibility for certification by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine or the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
            • State licensure to practice podiatric medicine and surgery.
            • Strong clinical skills and knowledge of current evidence-based practices in podiatry.
            • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with patients, colleagues, and other healthcare professionals.
            • Commitment to ongoing professional development and continuing education in the field of podiatry. Joining Jefferson Health as a podiatrist offers the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on patients' lives while working in a dynamic and supportive healthcare environment. If you are passionate about providing high-quality foot and ankle care and are dedicated to advancing the field of podiatry, we encourage you to apply and become part of our team.

              Covid Vaccination is a requirement for employment at Jefferson for employees working at Jefferson s clinical entities or at the University. If you are not currently vaccinated you will be required to receive the vaccination prior to hire date if you are offered employment, unless you request and receive an approved medical or religious exemption from Jefferson.

              Jefferson includes Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, a dynamic university and health system with broad reach across the Delaware Valley. Jefferson is the second largest employer in Philadelphia and the largest health system in Philadelphia based on total licensed beds.

              Through the merger of Thomas Jefferson University and Philadelphia University in 2017, our University includes ten colleges and four schools. We are an NCAA Division II university and an R2 national doctoral university offering undergraduate and graduate-level programs that provide students with a forward-thinking education in architecture, business, design, engineering, fashion and textiles, health, medicine and social science.

              Jefferson Health, the clinical arm of Thomas Jefferson University, has grown from a three-hospital academic health center in 2015, to an 18-hospital health system through mergers and combinations that include hospitals at Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, Magee Rehabilitation and Einstein Healthcare Network. We have over 50 outpatient and urgent care centers; ten Magnet -designated hospitals (recognized by the ANCC for nursing excellence); the NCI-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (one of only 70 in the country and one of only two in the region); and one of the largest faculty-based telehealth networks in the country. In 2021, Jefferson Health became the sole owner of HealthPartners Plan, a not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We are the first health system regionally to create an aligned payer-provider partnership.

              Jefferson s mission, vision and values create an organization that attracts the best and the brightest students, faculty, staff, and healthcare professionals, as well as the most visionary leaders to drive exceptional results.
              • OUR MISSION: We improve lives.
              • OUR VISION: Reimagining health, education and discovery to create unparalleled value
              • OUR VALUES: Put People First, Be Bold & Think Differently and Do the Right Thing As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.

Keywords: Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health, Cherry Hill , Podiatrist - Physician - Medical Director - Jefferson New Jersey, Executive , Cherry Hill, New Jersey

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