Chiropodist (Full-Time, Contract to March 31, 2024)


South Riverdale Community Health Centre

South Riverdale Community Health Centre is a non-profit, multi-service organization that provides primary healthcare, social and community outreach services with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention primarily to people of East Toronto. Our mission is to improve the lives of people that face barriers to physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being. We do so by meaningfully engaging our clients and communities, ensuring equitable access to primary health care and delivering quality care through a range of evidence informed programs, services and approaches. As a leader in community health, our locally and internationally recognized community services include cutting-edge primary health services, health promotion, harm reduction, environmental health, community food centre and population-based community programs for marginalized peoples. We value health equity and inclusion and respect in our work and in the delivery of our services.


Toronto, ON


The Chiropodist is an independent, primary health care professional, licensed to recognize and treat disease, disorders and dysfunctions of the foot region of the lower limbs, by therapeutic, palliative or surgical means. Within the CHC setting, the Chiropodist practices as a member of the multidisciplinary primary health team. The goal of the Chiropodist is to act within his/her scope of practice to optimize the mobility, comfort and independence of patients from all age groups and emphasizes health promotion and client education.

This position is expected to work onsite.

Direct Patient Care:
• Screens new patients and refers for emergency care when needed
• Obtains a complete chiropody history, assessing client's foot health status and developing and implementing a management plan in conjunction with the patient
• Assesses, recognizes and treats diseases and disorders of the foot area, including prescribing medications within scope, ordering (through Physicians) diagnostic tests and using palliative and physical treatment modalities
• Provides wound care with appropriate medication prescription and case management
• Performs invasive procedures and minor surgery on the foot as necessary
• Diagnoses, prescribes, fits and manufactures orthotics
• Provides foot care, foot wear and foot health education to patients as needed
• Maintains complete and accurate medical records in accordance with the regulatory agency's standards of practice and the policies of the health centre
• Participates in chart reviews and discussion of problem cases
• Communicates patient test findings and on-going treatment plan to other health care professionals
• Provides home visit services within the CHC catchment areas as required
• Provides foot care services in designated outreach settings
• Makes appropriate referrals to external and internal services to address patients’ social determinants of health
Health Promotion and Education
• Works within own service team and other teams across the organization to develop chiropody health promotion activities in the community by identifying chiropody needs and increasing awareness of services
• Provides education/in-services to CHC staff as needed/required
• Provides education/ in-services to other health professionals in the community
• Assists in the administration of the CHC by identifying the need for and developing protocols and procedures to improve client services
• Maintains complete and accurate clinical records
• Participates in all relevant CHC meetings as required
• Provides statistical information as required by the centre
• Assists in the planning and programming of CHC services by participating in committees and meetings and sharing information obtained through contact with clients, and contributing to planning and budget processes
• Maintains and develops professional competence through appropriate continuing education
• All other duties as required


• Graduate of an accredited college of podiatric/chiropodial medicine (Designation: D.Ch., D.Pod.M., D.P.M.)
• Member in good standing (current registration) with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario
• Full license, including administering substances by injection and prescribing drugs
• Certification in Local Anaesthesia, Soft Tissue Surgery, Injections, Pharmacology is preferred
• At least 2 years’ experience, preferably in a primary care or community health setting
• Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Proficiency in the use of computer technology and various software applications
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated respect for diversity, equity, anti-racism and accessibility with the ability to work collaboratively and positively with others
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment
• Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of community-based health care and resources
• Experience working with individuals with substance use and persistent mental health issues is an asset
• Familiarity and understanding of Social Determinants of Health, Population Health and Equity in Health Care including an understanding of Anti-Racism and appreciation of Anti-Racism in the Ontario and Canadian context, and in particular Anti-Black and Anti-Indigenous Racism
• Police clearance documentation will be required for employment
• Proof of triple COVID-19 vaccination status will be required for employment




SALARY RANGE: $65,362 - $76,897


The deadline for applicants is Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).

Please mail in your cover letter and resume in confidence to:
The Hiring Committee – Chiropodist
South Riverdale Community Health Centre
955 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 3P3

Or by email to:

Please enter “Chiropodist” in the subject line of your email.

No faxes, phone calls, or requests to meet please.

This is a bargaining unit position with CUPE Local 5399.

SRCHC welcomes applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

SRCHC is an equal opportunity employer. We would like to thank all those that apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

SRCHC encourages applicants who are racialized (IBPOC) and/or applicants who face any barriers as a result of systemic discrimination to apply for this position.

SRCHC encourages a scent-free environment. Employees, students, volunteers, and visitors are asked to refrain from wearing fragrances and other scented personal care products (i.e. perfumes, deodorants, lotions, hairspray, etc.) while at the Centre.



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