CHIROPODIST – PERMANENT PART-TIME (0.5 FTE) POSITION

The Chiropodist is a vital part of the Dufferin Area Family Health Team (DAFHT) and will collaborate with physicians and other interdisciplinary providers to achieve the vision and mission of the organization. At this time, we are recruiting for a permanent part-time (0.5 FTE – 18.75 hours per week ) Chiropodist, with up to full-time hours (1.0 FTE – 37.5 hours per week) to support our team in our Shelburne office and potentially some coverage in our Orangeville office.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

SERVICE PROVIDER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Assessment
  • 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
  1. Implementation
  • 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
  1. Evaluation
  • Evaluates the Client’s comprehension and compliance to the foot care plan by reviewing clinical and learning outcomes
  1. Reporting
  • Assists in the preparation of statistical reports for the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care as required
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Communication
  • 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
  1. 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
  1. Related Duties
  • Maintains confidentiality of team, personnel and Client information

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • 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

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • 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

WHY JOIN THE DAFHT?

 HOOPP Pension Plan

  • Employer-paid Extended Health Care Benefits including Health, Dental, Vision and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Continuing Education and Professional Dollars
  • Paid time to attend continuing education conferences, workshops, etc.
  • Flexible working hours

If this opportunity interests you, please submit your resume to Lianne Barbour at l.barbour@dafht.ca no later than Friday, October 29th, 2021.

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:

           October 29, 2021

 

Location:

Orangeville and Shelburne Clinics