Chiropodist

Company

North Durham Family Health Team

Medical Associates of Port Perry and North Durham Family Health Team are home to a diverse group of family physicians, general surgeons, general internists, social workers, nurse practitioners, chiropodists, pharmacists, registered dietitians, and nurses, all of whom are dedicated to providing quality health care for our community and surrounding area.We recognize that when a patient visits the North Durham Health Centre it should be about more than just the visit with their health care provider. The patient experience from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave is important to us and it is our commitment to make that experience as positive as possible.

Location

Port Perry, Ontario

Duties

The Chiropodist will be accountable for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of foot disorders for patients of the NDFHT, particularly for those patients affected by chronic disease. The primary focus of the Chiropodist is to prevent and treat foot ulceration and amputation.

Patient Assessment and Care
• Provide assessment of identified patients through lower extremity physical examination, patient health history and relevant clinical findings
• Review patients’ clinical information obtained through physician referral, laboratory reports and health records
• Assess the impact of an injury, disability, or disease (including rheumatoid arthritis /diabetes/ sprains/strains) on foot function
• Based on assessments, develop and execute care plans to assist patients in managing foot disorders
• Provide wound care management

Education
• Educate and advise patients about the prevention and care of foot complications relating to chronic diseases (eg. diabetes and peripheral vascular disease)
• Develop group foot care and footwear education programs
• Collaborate with other IHPS in developing group education programs for patients managing chronic disease

Administration
• Prepare monthly or statistical reports as required by the NDFHT
• Actively participate in interdisciplinary, staff, team and committee meetings
• Participate in NDFHT educational programs and relevant external workshops, courses and conferences
• Contribute to and participate in overall NDFHT planning, programming and evolution

Requirements

Qualifications and Relevant Experience:
•Completion of a DCh degree or diploma in chiropody
• Current member of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Chiropodist preferred
• Professional liability insurance
• A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle for home visits

Skills, Knowledge Requirements:
• Proven ability to work in and contribute to an inter-disciplinary health care environment
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to prioritize tasks, manage time and multi-task effectively in a very fast-paced work environment
• High degree of computer proficiency

Start Date

2021-07-05

Hours

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30a-4:30p

Salary

39.13/hour

Contact

Name

Courtney McDaid

Display Name

Courtney McDaid

Title

HR Manager

Address

462 Paxton Street, Port Perry

Telephone

905-985-2895

Email

careers@portperrymedical.ca

Display Date

2021-06-07

Expiry Date

2021-06-21