Chiropodist

Company

The Four Villages Community Health Centre

Are you looking to practice where you are an active member of an inter-professional team where collaboration and continuous learning are part of our culture; where excellence in care, improving client outcomes and a population health approach to care are organizational priorities? Do you want to practice in a setting where your voice helps shape how care is provided; where you work at the centre, in the community and in collaboration with other health care services in West Toronto? If you are seeking such a practice and learning environment, Four Villages CHC is offering an opportunity for you to shine as a Chiropodist and further demonstrate how Chiropodist services are key to optimizing the physical and mental health and well-being of the diverse clients we serve.The Four Villages Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit, primary health care facility located in the west end of Toronto. Since 1991, we have been providing primary health care services and programs that include treatment, prevention of illness, health promotion, and capacity building primarily aimed at seniors, families with young children, youth and newcomers. While caring for all residents in West Toronto, we strive to reach individuals and groups in the community who face difficulty accessing primary health care services. The focus is on the client and capacity building. Four Villages has two locations in the west end of Toronto. It is funded by the Toronto Central LHIN. We have an experienced and committed team of professionals – family doctors, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, chiropodists, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, dietitians, social workers, therapists, community health workers and administrative staff. We are currently seeking an experienced Chiropodist to join our inter-professional team.

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Location

Toronto

Duties

Chiropodist
Part-Time Contract
28 hours per week (0.8 FTE)
12 months contract with possibility
to extend to 16 months

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Performs assessment, diagnosis, treatment, health education/counselling for diseases, disorders and dysfunctions of the foot and other clinical foot care activities according to the College of Chiropodists of Ontario;
• Provides patient care including: treating acute/chronic infections and ulcers; taking culture samples; performing soft tissue surgery; administration of a local anesthetic;
• Ensures chiropody areas, resources, materials and equipment are maintained;
• Provides foot health education to both patients and allied health professionals, and interested community groups or associations;
• Assesses for assistive devices (mobility equipment) and completes applications, where appropriate, for the Assistive Devices Program, where necessary;
• Arranges, wherever practically possible, home nursing foot care for patients unable to attend for chiropody treatment;
• Where appropriate, develops partnerships and alliances to optimize health care service provision and address needs of community;
• Maintains complete and accurate client records, assessment notes and required correspondence.

Requirements

• Undergraduate degree from a recognized university;
• Diploma from a recognized school of chiropody;
• Licensed and registered under the provisions of the Chiropody Act, Province of Ontario;
• Current registration with the College of Chiropodists without limitations;
• Professional Certification- D.Ch. or D.Pod.M.;
• Certification in Local Anesthesia, Soft Tissue Surgery, Injections, Pharmacology;
• Three to five years chiropody experience in a community health or hospital setting;
• Expertise in providing care to individuals with diabetes;
• Experience in group program development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, an asset;
• Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of community health care;
• Demonstrated ability to work in an inter-professional team environment;
• Proficiency in the use of computers , Microsoft Office applications and electronic health records; Excellent interpersonal skills with clients in a culturally diverse practice population;
• Excellent communication, decision-making, problem-solving, conflict management and time management skills;
• Second language, relevant to catchment area populations, is an asset.

Start Date

2018-02-20

Hours

28

Contact

Name

Jo Jo Cheung

Title

HR Generalist

Address

1700 Bloor Street West

Telephone

4166040640

Email

jocheung@4villages.on.ca

Website

http://www.4villageschc.ca/

Display Date

2017-11-10

Expiry Date

2017-12-08