Position: Chiropodist - Full Time and/or Part Time
Deadline: October 31, 2023
Posted: September 14, 2023
Job Description / Duties
The Chiropodist is required to provide diabetic foot ulcer management, which can include diabetic foot wound care, prevention, education, screening, inpatient foot care, wound management, orthotic manufacturing and dispensing.
Foot Wound Care
Assessment and treatment of diabetic foot wounds, which includes the following: debridement, dressing recommendations, antibiotic prescriptions, and pressure off loading.
Diabetes Wound Prevention
Continuous monitoring and care is required, which may include the following: callus reduction, nail care or removal, footwear fitting and adjusting and a yearly assessment to determine level of foot pathology risk.
Diabetes Foot Health Education
-Includes education for patients, staff, and the community.
-During their initial assessment, provide new patients with information on the diabetes foot and the prevention of complications.
-Provide staff with education through membership on the RVH wound care team and in-services.
-Deliver information to the community via lectures, wound education days, and through membership on the Simcoe County Wound Care Team.
In-Patient Foot Health
-Provide wound management and general care for compromised diabetes patients.
Orthotic Manufacturing and Dispensing
-Provide biomechanical assessments, followed by foot casting.-Responsible for orthotic fittings, adjustments, and manufacturing, as well as footwear fittings.-Off-loading pressure is a key element in healing pressure sores.
May include providing the following: monthly statistics, professional practice meetings, RVH Wound Care Team meetings, and staff meetings.
Exhibits the core values of Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre: Work Together, Respect All, Think Big, Own It, Care
Qualifications / Required Skills
Three-Year Diploma of Chiropody (DCh)
Undergraduate Degree in related discipline
Member of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario (mandatory)
Minimum 50 hours of continuing education over the past two years
Post-Graduate courses, including Local Anesthesia and soft tissue surgery
Minimum of two year’s working knowledge/experience in soft-tissue surgery, wound care, foot biomechanics, ulcer debridement, offloading modalities, orthotic and footwear fittings
Relevant experience as a diabetes educator is an asset
Health care knowledge base developed through previous experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Critical thinking, decision making and analysis skills
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Empathetic and effective ability to build rapport with patients
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Salary: $41.46 - $48.58 per hour
APPLICATIONS: Interested applicants should apply via www.rvh.on.ca career opportunities - job posting #80000052
Candidates can also email their resume and/or questions to Ben McIsaac at email@example.com
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) is home to the largest health centre in North Simcoe Muskoka. It is the regional location for exceptional care and specialty services such as cancer care, heart, renal, child and youth, mental health and intensive care programs. RVH is committed to delivering the most high-quality, safe patient care that prioritizes patients’ and their families’ needs. Every day, inspiring care is provided to patients across the Simcoe Muskoka region by a team of exceptional employees, physicians and volunteers who demonstrate Work Together, Respect All, Think Big, Own It, and Care. Being a member of the RVH team means you work side-by-side with people who are passionate and dedicated to delivering high quality patient-centred care.
RVH is located in the city of Barrie in the heart of Ontario’s cottage and ski country and is a 50-minute drive north of Toronto. RVH offers you a comprehensive compensation package, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. At RVH, Safety is Our Promise! We provide numerous staff development and internal education opportunities, including a generous education trust fund, excellent orientation and will integrate nurses into the organization in a manner that recognizes your unique abilities and employment needs. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us.