Podiatry/Medical Assistant Traveling
Posted on: September 19, 2023
NWCare is seeking a full-time Traveling Podiatry/ Medical
Assistant who thrives in a detailed oriented, professional
environment and has the ability to provide exceptional service to
NWCare provides quality on-site medical care services to residents
of nursing homes and long-term care facilities. We offer Podiatry,
Dentistry, Optometry, Mental Health, Audiology, and Physical
Therapy services. Our entire team is reliable, professional,
caring, and kind. Our doctors always keep the patients' wellbeing
as their top priority with a focus on excellence in care.
NWCare's culture is built on a foundation of teamwork and
entrepreneurial drive. While each staff member has clear
responsibilities in fulfilling our mission, we promote, expect, and
reward a small business culture and work ethic where no task is
above or below any individual.
We respect our team members, offer an excellent work life balance,
generous benefits with and the opportunity to travel and explore
the great state of Oregon.
This position is responsible for providing mobile Podiatric medical
assistance under the supervision of a Podiatrist by performing the
Performs routine foot care such as cutting toenails, cutting or
removing corns and calluses, apply foot cleansing foams and foot
antiseptic cleanser foam on patients feet.
Takes and records patients' medical histories and assists with
physical examinations to allow Podiatric Physician to diagnose
problems and formulate treatment plans.
Sets up and take down work stations at facilities and stocks
equipment in travel cart and travel vehicle for most efficient and
effective patient care by Podiatrists.
Maintains podiatry equipment and performs light scheduled
maintenance such as replacing vacuum bags regularly and wipe down
of equipment with disinfectant wipes.
Maintains high level of Customer/Patient satisfaction.
Positions patients appropriately for foot care, assists with taking
shoes and socks off.
Assists patients with lifting their legs on to foot stools.
Performs pre-treatment foot evaluations.
Maintains and updates written and electronic medical records (EMR)
of patient information such as medications, allergies, previous
surgeries or last date seen by Primary Care physician.
Takes photographs for documentation via Mobile EMR on tablet.
Administers topical agents to patients as directed by a
Removes Compression stockings as needed and reapplies stockings at
end of visit.
Prepares and educates patients for outpatient diagnostic tests such
as ultrasound blood flow exam.
Prepares patients for minor office procedures by preparing and
setting up sterilized instrument stand.
Educates patients about doctor directed treatment options for
fungal toenails or other conditions affecting feet or lower
Provides basic care such as dressing and bandaging wounds with
topical antibiotic ointments.
Assists with minor surgical procedures such as; biopsy of fungal
toenails, debridement of toenails, removing ingrown toenails,
draining abscesses, collecting aerobic and anaerobic culture via
swab, collecting gout crystal specimens and biopsy of suspicious
Provides postoperative care to patients after minor office
procedures to ensure wound healing and recovery from local
Maintains punctual, regular, and predictable attendance.
Has a reliable mode of transportation to travel long distances
through remote areas of the state of Oregon- or willing to travel
with team in company vehicle.
Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of
Respectfully takes direction from Supervisor.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable
accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or
health of employee, patients or others. To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Education & Experience:
High school diploma or GED.
Previous Medical School applicants, withdrawn medical students,
unmatched graduates or foreign graduates are encouraged to apply-
salary commensurate with medical education and medical experience.
Potential for Student loan forgiveness via Public Service Loan
Forgiveness (PSLF) qualification via 501(c)3 non profit in the
Certificates, Licenses and/or Registrations:
Certification from the American Society of Podiatric Medical
Assistants, PMAC (Podiatric Medical Assistant, Certified)-
preferred but not required. Educational assistance provided for
PMAC if needed. PMAC candidates- salary commensurate with PAMC
Graduation from a Medical Assistant program accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
(CAAHEP) or Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)-
preferred but not required.
Verifiable credentials from the Certifying Board of the American
Association of Medical Assistants- CMA (AAMA)- preferred but not
This position requires regular (21-50% of the position) in-state
travel for the purpose(s) of providing mobile podiatry care at
Assisted Living and Nursing homes statewide Oregon. Travel will
primarily consist of day trips but may also include overnights. On
Non Clinical/ Admin days- Remote home based administrative work is
Corporate Home base is in Salem, Oregon.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to
speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts,
interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area,
circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic
algebra and geometry.
Job requires specialized computer skills. Must be adept at using
various applications including database, Electronic Medical Record-
EMR (Athena), spreadsheet, report writing, project management,
graphics, word processing, presentation creation/editing,
communicate by e-mail, HIPAA compliant secure messaging and use
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of
concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in
written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential duties of this job. The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee encounters
while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential duties.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently
required to use hands and fingers to type or dial, reach with hands
and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to
stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and may regularly be
exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is
occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, use stairways to
climb to multiple floors within office building, and taste or
smell, and may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne
particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions,
risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds,
regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and may occasionally
lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. This position requires
frequent computer use. Specific vision abilities required by this
job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth
perception, and ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the
work environment is usually loud.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Health, dental, and vision insurance for dependents and
Life insurance & AD&D
Short-term disability insurance
401(k) retirement plan with employer match
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible Savings Account
Generous PTO plan
Vacation/ Sick Days
Travel in Company Vehicle or Mileage reimbursement
Food and Lodging expenses reimbursed when traveling at away
Educational Assistance for Podiatric Medical Assistant
NWCare is an EEO employer.
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