CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Podiatrists

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Podiatry
Benchmark Title: Podiatrists
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot. Treat bone, muscle, and joint disorders affecting the feet.
 
Diagnose diseases and deformities of the foot using medical histories, physical examinations, x-rays, and laboratory test results.
 
Prescribe medications, corrective devices, physical therapy, or surgery.
 
Surgically treat conditions such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, tumors, shortened tendons, bunions, cysts, and abscesses.
 
Advise patients about treatments and foot care techniques necessary for prevention of future problems.
 
Refer patients to physicians when symptoms indicative of systemic disorders, such as arthritis or diabetes, are observed in feet and legs.
 
Correct deformities by means of plaster casts and strapping.
 
Make and fit prosthetic appliances.
 
Perform administrative duties such as hiring employees, ordering supplies, and keeping records.
 
Educate the public about the benefits of foot care through techniques such as speaking engagements, advertising, and other forums.
 
Treat deformities using mechanical methods, such as whirlpool or paraffin baths, and electrical methods, such as short wave and low voltage currents.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Podiatry
Benchmark Title: Podiatrists
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Medicine and Dentistry Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 
Economics and Accounting Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
 
Clerical Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
Personnel and Human Resources Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
 
Law and Government Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 
Computers and Electronics Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 
Physics Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Podiatry
Benchmark Title: Podiatrists
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Management of Material Resources Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Podiatry
Benchmark Title: Podiatrists
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Podiatry
Benchmark Title: Podiatrists
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Advantage Software Podiatry Advantage Medical software
 
DocSite Registry Medical software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Fox Meadows Software MediNotes e Medical software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Quick Notes PDQ Podiatry Medical software
 
Scanner imaging software Graphics or photo imaging software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
Word processing software Word processing software
 
Allis forceps Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
 
Automated external defibrillators AED Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles
 
Bandage scissors Bandage scissors or its supplies
 
Biopsy punches Surgical punches or punch holder or accessories
 
Bone chisels Surgical chisels or gouges
 
Bone curettes Surgical curettes or loops
 
Bone forceps Floor grade forceps or hemostats
 
Bone rasps Surgical rasps
 
Bone ronguers Surgical ronguers
 
Cast cutters Cast cutters or saws
 
Cast spreaders Cast cutters or saws
 
Cast vacuums Cast vacuums
 
Cauterizing equipment Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment or accessories or related products
 
Cryoprobes Cryosurgery equipment or accessories
 
Curved hemostats Floor grade forceps or hemostats
 
Curved surgical scissors Surgical scissors
 
Cuticle nippers Floor grade nail nippers
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Digitizers Scanners
 
Double-ended curettes Surgical curettes or loops
 
Excavator curettes Surgical curettes or loops
 
Hyfrecators Electrosurgical or electrocautery equipment or accessories or related products
 
Hypodermic syringes Medical syringes with needles
 
Ingrown nail forceps Floor grade forceps or hemostats
 
Iris scissors Surgical scissors
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Locke elevators Surgical elevators or levers
 
Mastoid gouges Surgical chisels or gouges
 
Mayo scissors Surgical scissors
 
McGlamry elevators Surgical elevators or levers
 
Mechanical stethoscopes Mechanical stethoscopes or accessories
 
Medical examination protective gloves Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves
 
Medical measuring tapes Medical tape measures
 
Metatarsal spreaders Surgical spreaders
 
Metzenbaum scissors Surgical scissors
 
Nail splitters Floor grade nail nippers
 
Neurological hammers Reflex hammers or mallets
 
Neurological pinwheels Medical diagnostic pinwheels
 
Nucleus knives Surgical chisels or gouges
 
Orthopedic splints Orthopedic splint systems
 
Oscillating bone saws Surgical pneumatic or battery or electric saws or drills or pin drivers or accessories
 
Packer and spatula tools Surgical spatulas
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Phalangeal forceps Floor grade forceps or hemostats
 
Pin and wire cutters Surgical bolt or cable or pin or wire cutter instruments
 
Podiatry chisels Surgical chisels or gouges
 
Portable x ray machines Medical x ray units for general diagnostic use
 
Powered surgical drills Surgical pneumatic or battery or electric saws or drills or pin drivers or accessories
 
Safety glasses Safety glasses
 
Sagittal bone saws Surgical pneumatic or battery or electric saws or drills or pin drivers or accessories
 
Skin hooks Surgical retraction hooks
 
Sphygmomanometers Blood pressure cuff kits
 
Splinter forceps Floor grade forceps or hemostats
 
Sponge forceps Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
 
Stationary x ray equipment Medical x ray units for general diagnostic use
 
Steam autoclaves Steam autoclaves or sterilizers
 
Sterile gowns Medical staff isolation or cover gowns
 
Straight hemostats Floor grade forceps or hemostats
 
Straight surgical scissors Surgical scissors
 
Surgical bone burs Surgical burs or its accessories
 
Surgical bone mallets Surgical hammers or mallets
 
Surgical hand drills Surgical hand or twist drills or drill kits or accessories
 
Surgical masks Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
 
Surgical needle holders Surgical needle holders for general use
 
Surgical scalpels Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines or accessories
 
Surgical thumb forceps Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
 
Surgical tissue forceps Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
 
Surgical wire cutters Surgical bolt or cable or pin or wire cutter instruments
 
Suture scissors Suture removers
 
Tablet computers Tablet computers
 
Tenotomy scissors Surgical scissors
 
Therapeutic cold packs Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs
 
Therapeutic extremity whirlpool baths Extremity hydrotherapy baths or tanks
 
Therapeutic hot packs Therapeutic heating or cooling pads or compresses or packs
 
Therapeutic paraffin baths Therapeutic paraffin baths or accessories
 
Therapeutic ultrasound equipment Ultrasonic therapy apparatus or supplies
 
Towel clamps Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
 
Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation TENS equipment Transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation units
 
Ultrasonic cleaners Ultrasonic cleaning equipment
 
Weitlaner retractors Surgical retractors for general use
 
Wire extraction pliers Surgical pliers
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Podiatry
Benchmark Title: Podiatrists
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Post-Doctoral Training
 
Required Level of Education Doctoral Degree
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Podiatry
Benchmark Title: Podiatrists
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Chiropodist
Doctor
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM)
Doctor of Podiatry
Foot Doctor
Foot Orthopedist
Foot Roentgenologist
Foot Specialist
Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Orthopedic Podiatrist
Physician
Podiatric Medicine Doctor (DPM)
Podiatric Physician
Podiatric Surgeon
Podiatrist
Podiatry Doctor (DP)
Pododermatologist
Practitioner
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Podiatry
Benchmark Title: Podiatrists
 
 
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