Senior / Podiatry Assistant, Rehabilitation

Institution:  Woodlands Health
Family Group:  Allied Health




Clinical Competencies and Duties

In podiatry services, the Podiatrist Assistant will function alongside podiatrists to provide services to the patients. The Podiatrist Assistant can perform certain procedures under supervision.

    1. Assists podiatrists in day-to-day operations, inpatients, outpatients and in the community
    2. Assists podiatrists in clinic operations, manufacture, and modification of products for dispensation to patients
    3. Assist podiatrists in nail surgery procedures in outpatients.
    4. Assist in transfer of patients to treatment couch and escorting patients in and out of treatment room.



Administrative Duties

  1. Assist podiatrists in patient appointment scheduling and re-scheduling.
  2. Maintain and ensure general tidiness and cleanliness of all treatment rooms and plaster rooms, as well as all equipment and devices.
  3. Manage enquiries from public and internal staff.
  4. Engage in relevant continuing education and training on regular basis to maintain his / her competency.
  5. Participate in corporate activities and events.
  6. Adhere to all policies of the department in upholding quality service in patient care.
  7. Participate in departmental process and quality improvement efforts (E.g.: kaizen projects, 5S etc)
  8. Support podiatrists in specific departmental portfolios (E.g.: equipment and instrument management, continuing education, 5S champion, Kaizen champions, JCI compliance etc).
  9. Work as an effective team player within the department and also outside the department.
  10. Embrace continuous improvements as our way of life by improving and refining work performance on a daily basis.
  11. Assist HOD in administrative duties when assigned.
  12. Undertake all duties when assigned.



Education / Training / Experience

  1. Minimum GCE ‘N', ’O’ Levels, ITE or equivalent and / or
  2. Skills in word processing software (E.g.: Microsoft word)
  3. Related on-the-job-training by the hospital
  4. Relevant upgrading courses by external institutions