Chiropodist Part Time Contract
Regent Park Community Health Centre
We are a dynamic community-based health centre promoting social justice and health equity in the Regent Park neighbourhood and east downtown area of Toronto. We operate out of several locations and provide a wide variety of services including: primary health care, chiropody, physiotherapy, health promotion, social work, community health, immigrant and refugee services, housing assistance, harm reduction and homeless programs, Pathways to Education for high school students, infant and child development programs, parenting education and family advocacy.
As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, working on or off site, the chiropodist serves a high density, low income, multi-cultural, inner city community by providing professional services in the following areas: direct patient care, treating and managing care of patients with foot disorders, health promotion and education, advocacy and community development. The Chiropodist works on-site at the Health Centre and doing outreach in pre-arranged drop-in locations.
Treats and manages the care of patients with foot disorders by:
Taking, recording and utilizing a complete and accurate chiropody and relevant medical history.
Performing a physical examination of the lower extremities for diagnostic purposes;
Utilizing appropriate diagnostic aids in order to determine the existence and extent of an abnormality or pathology;
Obtaining, submitting and requisitioning laboratory tests on specimens from the skin or nails;
Performing chiropodial treatments, including local anaesthesia and nail surgery where indicated;
Provides health promotion/education to individuals and to groups by:
Providing foot health education in a variety of settings (e.g. Health Fairs, presentations to seniors, etc) for patients, community groups and other allied professionals; and
Communicating and demonstrating the methods and means of preventing foot abnormalities and disease processes by using sound, understandable educational methods and reinforcing patient responsibility and compliance.
Registered under the Provisions of the Chiropody Act in the Province of Ontario,
Minimum of 2 years’ experience is required, preferably in a community health setting working with marginalized populations
Skills in making and modifying orthotics, and performing minor surgeries, are assets
Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
Experience using Electronic Health Record system. Experience with Nightingale on Demand or PS Suites is an asset
Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills
Ability to work collaboratively within and across teams
Ability to work effectively with a diverse client population including people who are homeless/street-involved and people with mental health and/or addictions issues
Understanding of Harm Reduction, Social Determinants of Health and Anti-oppression principles and delivery of Trauma-informed practice
Knowledge of the Regent Park area and issues affecting the community
21 hours 3 days including Monday (preferred)
Salary Range: $30.66 to $36.94 per hour plus benefits
Regent Park CHC is committed to equity in our hiring and employment practices. Applications are encouraged from qualified individuals who are Indigenous people, members of racialized communities, individuals of diverse sexual orientation and gender identification, persons with disabilities and others protected under the Human Rights Code as well as individuals with lived experience in the Regent Park community. This is a bargaining unit position with OPSEU Local 5115.
Application deadline is 5:00 pm February 12, 2018
No phone calls please. We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. RPCHC is committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. If contacted, please advise the hiring manager if you require any accommodation to ensure you will be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner.
Director of Clinical Services
465 Dundas St. E. Toronto, ON M5A 2B2