Chiropodist – Bolton – 0.5 FTE

Family Health Teams (FHT’s) use a patient-centred approach to primary health care that brings together physicians and other health-care professionals to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients – when they need it, as close to home as possible. FHTs are a key component of Ontario’s health-care plan to reduce wait times, improve access to doctors and nurses, and keep Ontarians healthy.

The Chiropodist is a vital part of the Dufferin Area Family Health Team (DAFHT) and will collaborate with the physicians and other interdisciplinary providers to achieve the vision and mission of the organization.

The Dufferin Area Family Health Team currently has an opportunity at our Bolton office for a permanent part-time (18.75 hours per week – 0.5 FTE) Chiropodist to join a compassionate, dynamic team. This position will support our team at our Caledon office in Bolton.



  • Screens, prioritizes, and processes client referrals from Physicians within the FHT
  • Conducts foot health assessments and collaboratively identifies priorities for treatment according to best practice methods


  • Provides individual, evidence-based treatment, and foot care according to best practices and within the Chiropodist scope of practice as outlined in the Ontario Regulated Health Professionals Act (1991) and the Chiropody Act (1991)
  • Works with the interdisciplinary team to provide collaborative and well-rounded patient care
  • Provides foot care education to meet client learning needs
  • Recommends and adapts teaching to the Client’s identified foot care needs, revising treatment protocols as required
  • Facilitates group educational sessions using the principles of adult learning as required
  • Documents according to Chiropodist current Standards of Practice as determined by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario
  • Refers the Client to other resources and arranges follow-up as necessary


  • Evaluates the Client’s comprehension and compliance to the foot care plan by reviewing clinical and learning outcomes


  • Assists in the preparation of statistical reports for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as required

Team Development

  • Works effectively within an interdisciplinary team, in varied practice settings, to improve access to primary care for the residents of Dufferin County
  • Provides case study foot care consultation, conducts in-services and workshops for team members, other health professionals and community partners as appropriate and required
  • Promotes awareness of the DAFHT’s services and programs
  • Participates in staff, team, and committee meetings as appropriate
  • Participates in the development, planning and evaluation of treatment, education, counselling, and health promotion activities of the FHT as required

Professional Development

  • Maintains and develops professional competence through ongoing professional development. Fully participates in the Quality Assurance Program of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario
  • Stays current and aware of opportunities to implement evidenced-based methods of client assessment, treatment, and programming


  • Communicates effectively with health care team members to create a cohesive team and seamless services to the community
  • Communicates effectively with the Clients, families, peers, other health care professionals and community partners as required
  • Participates in interdisciplinary meetings as required

Health and Safety

  • Ensures that all chiropody equipment is cleaned, disinfected, and sterilized according to Standards of Practice for Chiropodists and Podiatrist – Infection Control and IPAC Checklist for Chiropody and Podiatry, as provided by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario and Public Health Ontario
  • Employs appropriate Personal Protection Equipment and Barriers
  • Performs requisite quality control activities on all chiropody equipment as indicated

Related Duties

  • Maintains confidentiality of team, personnel, and Client information


  • Diploma of Advanced Chiropody or equivalent
  • Current registration with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario
  • Current Basic CPR certification
  • Current Ontario Drivers’ License
  • Immunization against hepatitis B
  • Minimum 2 year’s experience working as a Chiropodist in a hospital or community setting
  • Previous work in a Family Health Team a definite asset


  • Excellent oral/written skills
  • Ability to work effectively with all members of the health care team
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidence-based methods and practices of primary care delivery
  • Knowledge and proficiency to develop and conduct educational programs for learners, and experience in evaluation of learning activities specific to individual performance
  • Ability to develop strategies that successfully meet the needs of diverse patient, family, and provider population
  • Proficiency in the use of computer hardware and software
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and be flexible in a very active work environment
  • Willingness to teach and train other members of the interdisciplinary team or students as required

If this opportunity interests you, please email your cover letter and resume to by May 15th, 2023

Come join our team as together we aim to provide quality health care in a great community!


The Dufferin Area Family Health Team (DAFHT) welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise the DAFHT of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process. Any information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially. The DAFHT is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and work environment.


Deadline for applications:

May 15, 2023