Chiropodist, Part-time (12 Months, Maternity Leave Contract)
Inner City Family Health Team
The Inner City Family Health Team is a multidisciplinary team which serves homeless clients with complex health needs. These include untreated chronic and complex multi-system diseases, an elevated risk of acute health emergencies, and serious and persistent mental health and substance use challenges.Services are provided by the team using a holistic, client-centred model of care with an emphasis on disease prevention, chronic disease management, harm reduction and health promotion.
69 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario
The Chiropodist/Podiatrist collaborates with Inner City Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, our interdisciplinary team, and community and shelter staff to provide a full range of quality foot care to ICFHT clients experiencing chronic diseases, complex multi-system diseases, and mental health and/or substance use challenges. Services include assessment and treatment of acute pathological foot conditions, surgical procedures, and preventive and palliative foot care.
In addition to direct client care, duties of the Chiropodist/Podiatrist include clinical, health education, care scheduling, equipment maintenance and professional development. The Chiropodist/Podiatrist will be encouraged to operate within their full scope of practice and to work co‐operatively with all members of the health care team in the promotion of a client health and the prevention of disease.
ROLES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
- The Chiropodist/Podiatrist provides foot care/wound care for homeless clients of Seaton House.
- Assesses disorders or dysfunctions and treatment of same through therapeutic, orthotic or palliative means.
- Differentiates between disorders of the foot arising from systemic or general disease and those arising from local, structural and/or functional disorders.
- Recognizes clients have conditions beyond their scope of practice and refers to other appropriate health care professionals (e.g. primary care provider).
- Accurately takes/records/utilizes the chiropody history utilizing the Electronic Medical Record
- Designs and implements a management plan based on presenting conditions/the client’s individual needs.
- Provides a safe environment for patients, practitioners and others in the clinic setting.
- Ensures appropriate antiseptic techniques, safe procedures and isolation practices are maintained in the clinical setting.
- Encourages clients to participate in management of their care plan.
- Uses proper casting techniques for orthotic and off‐loading devices ‐ gives footwear education and/or refers clients for footwear modification as required.
- Communicates foot health education in a variety of settings to clients, interdisciplinary health care professionals or others as agreed to with the FHT.
QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS and EXPERIENCE:
- Completion of Bachelor of Science and Graduate Advanced Diploma of Health Sciences (Chiropody).
- Two to three years of clinical experience.
- Licensed with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario as a Chiropodist.
- Experience working in primary care and with homeless individuals an asset.
- Knowledge of and working experience with computer system, including EMR and applications.
- Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidenced-based methods and practices of health care delivery specific to Chiropody.
- Honed patient assessment and triage skills.
- Other attributes include a sound understanding of/commitment to the Social Determinants of Health, and ability to effectively contribute to efforts of an interdisciplinary team, contributing to comprehensive care.
7 hours per week (Day shift between Monday to Friday; Flexible schedule)
$38.00-$40.50 per hour
Eligible for HOOPP Pension and full benefits after successfully completing probationary period.
Qualified applicants should send in a cover letter and resume by Monday, February 19, 2024, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, we will only be contacting those selected for interview.
We encourage applicants who reflect Toronto’s indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA+, racial and cultural diversity to apply.
We are pleased to accommodate individual needs of job applicants throughout the recruitment and selection process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process, please speak with the recruitment coordinator.
As a condition of employment, successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or documentation unless a valid accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code exists.
69 Queen Street East