The successful candidate will help to foster the development of a high-volume limb salvage and reconstruction wound care center whose mission and priority is to deliver the highest quality patient care, combined with safety and the highest patient satisfaction experiences especially to those who are vulnerable.
In addition, the successful candidate should be well versed in the management of patients with complex medical histories, multiple medical comorbidities and complex wounds of the lower extremities. The candidate should be fellowship trained with a special emphasis in diabetic limb salvage. The candidate is expected to provide care in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of all wound patients with complex biomechanical, peripheral vascular and neurological conditions affecting the lower extremities, including the possible need for revisional surgery from previous unsuccessful procedures. and the use of Orth-biologics.
The candidate must be competent in all aspects of wound clinical practice guidelines and should be able to manage and treat high risk patients with limb threatening complications. As well as the aforementioned duties and areas of expertise, the candidate must also be willing to admit patients under their service in consultation and collaboration with other services as warranted. Call coverage for both inpatient and emergency room services is anticipated, and participation would follow rotational call.
Requirements include completion of an accredited residency program by the Council on Podiatric Medicine in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (with added credential on reconstructive, rearfoot and ankle surgery), and completed at least one year of fellowship training in diabetic lower extremity salvage, including familiarity with external fixation, with an emphasis on medical management of comorbid conditions. Preference will be given to candidates’ board certified by either the American Board of Podiatric Medicine or the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Washington License to practice is required prior to start.
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