Sherbourne Health Centre
Who we are Sherbourne is a leading provider of quality health care and transformative support to people who face social, economic, and other systemic barriers. Our mission is to be a dynamic provider of integrated health services, community programs and capacity-building initiatives that enable people and diverse communities to achieve wellness. Sherbourne provides innovative health care and social services to the diverse urban population of southeast Toronto. While our doors are open to everyone, we focus on people who are homeless or under-housed, 2SLGBTQ, and newcomers to Canada. We are funded by the Ministry of Health, Ontario Health Toronto, Ministry of Community, Children and Social Services, City of Toronto and many generous companies, groups, and individuals.Sherbourne Health’s Family Health Team is an award-winning primary care program providing clinical health services, paired with wrap-around social and community programs, and we support clients in our target communities to achieve their holistic health goals. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a dynamic team of health care professionals at the forefront of new and innovative models of client care.Working at SherbourneAt Sherbourne Health, we care about our staff and recognize that our biggest strength is our people. We have a solid commitment to life-long learning which is demonstrated through our professional development program. We invest in collective work and staff training to improve client care. We supplement this by creating a low-barrier work environment built on equity and respect, while working together in caring, cohesive teams and providing opportunities for advancement.We believe in work-life balance and offer:
- A competitive salary.
- Membership in Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
333 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON M5A 2S5
The Chiropodist works collaboratively with the health care team to provide care to clients at our Sherbourne Health Centre location. The role specializes and is responsible for the assessment and treatment of foot disorders including those of a structural or functional origin, congenital or acquired, and those disorders associated with disease, infections, or injury. A focus for this role will be to provide foot care for clients at high risk of developing foot ulcers and referred through the Downtown East Toronto Ontario Health Team (DET OHT) Lower Limb Preservation (LLP) Care Pathway. The DET OHT LLP initiative is part of Ontario Health’s Lower-Limb Preservation Strategy (LLPS), which aims to (1) reduce preventable, non-traumatic major lower limb amputations across Ontario and (2) improve equitable lower-limb care pathways for early identification, cardiovascular risk, diabetes management, and wound care.
Day to day responsibilities:
• Working within the professional scope of practice, the Chiropodist will create management plans, provide treatment and follow-up of disorders and dysfunctions of the foot and ankle, and maintain a client caseload.
• Support the success of DET OHT LLP initiatives, including screening and escalating care according to established care pathways
• Provide consultations, assessments, treatments, and follow-ups for clients with complex wounds and diabetic foot complications.
• Work with homeless and underhoused clients who face unique challenges around self-care, access barriers and foot health in general.
• Coordinate and deliver wound prevention and management education to clients and health professionals using a variety of modalities.
• Participate in research initiatives and quality improvement activities as assigned.
• Participate in teaching students, medical residents, staff, and allied health.
• Provide referrals and treatment plans, etc. to Family Practitioners, Home and Community Care, and other community resources once clients are discharged from care
To thrive in this role, you’ll need
education/experience/ skills and abilities:
• Must have graduated from a recognized and accredited Chiropody program (or equivalent)
• Must be currently registered and in good standing with the College of Chiropodist of Ontario (COCOO) for practice in all applicable clinical areas.
• Certification or specialized education in wound care and diabetic foot complications an asset
• Comprehensive knowledge and experience in best practices wound care and diabetic foot, especially negative pressure wound therapy, pressure reduction surfaces and offloading devices.
• Understand the social determinants of health and their impact on newcomer and migrant communities, homeless or underhoused individuals and members of 2SLGBTQ communities.
• Experience/interest in working with communities facing barriers to accessing health care due to poverty, social isolation, homelessness, homophobia/transphobia, racism, classism, mental health and/or substance use challenges.
• Experience in developing and delivering presentations and educational sessions.
• Previous experience in research activities
• Current CPR certification
• Excellent communication, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills
• Proven flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced environment
• Excellent time management, organizational and prioritization skills as relates to client care.
• Demonstrated experience and proficiency in a variety of computer software applications. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (including Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams) and Accuro EMR is an asset.
• Ability to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
• Ability to maintain professional practice regarding commitments to colleagues and clients, pertinent legislation, evidence-based standards of care and professional standards of practice.
conditions of employment:
• Offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory outcome of background checks i.e., professional references, education verification, criminal background check, and vulnerable sector check.
• Understands and works within the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and other relevant legislation.
• Availability to work flexible hours including days, evenings, and Saturdays.
• Flexibility to work at satellite locations as needed.
18.75 hours per week
$40.32 per hour
Status : Part Time, Contract (6-month contract with possibility of extension)
Please forward a cover letter and resume quoting Job ID # IHS CP 23-1016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
All the applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
416 324 4180