Deadline: June 30, 2021
Posted: February 2, 2021
Job Description / Duties
As a key member of West Champlain Family Health Team (WC FHT), you will assist in the primary care functions and participate in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and services of the WC FHT for the individuals, families and the surrounding community. This is a shared position between WC FHT and the Centretown Community Health Centre (CCHC) in Ottawa. The WCFHT component of the position is at the Pembroke location and provides general chiropody treatment. The CCHC component provides wound care services in Pembroke and Barry’s Bay.
The Champlain Diabetes Chiropody Program (CDCP) through CCHC is an amputation prevention program for adults 18 years and over, living with diabetes, having foot ulcers, open wounds and/or ingrown toenail with bacterial infections in locations all across the Champlain LHIN. The regional program is hosted at Centretown Community Health Centre and chiropodist team members travel to offer clinic days in many locations throughout the region. The program has been made available by the Champlain LHIN to improve access and remove barriers to foot care services for high-risk patients living with diabetes in the Champlain region.
Services Offered by CDCP
• Diabetic foot ulcer treatment and offloading including Total Contact Casting, pneumatic walkers and/or shoe/foot padding.
• Nail surgeries for bacterially infected ingrown toenails putting clients at risk of ulceration.
• Evaluation of current footwear
• Advice on proper footwear
Qualifications / Required Skills
• Graduation from an accredited school of chiropody.
• Current registration with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario.
• Experience providing foot care services to people living with diabetes.
• Thorough knowledge of and proficiency in the theory behind and practical application of chiropody.
• Knowledge of the impact of social/cultural/economic factors on the determinants of health.
• Commitment to community-based health care.
• Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Effective communication skills.
• Ability to work under stress with multiple demands.
• Ability to be flexible, cooperative and work as part of a team.
• Ability to work autonomously.
• Ability to deal effectively with hard-to-serve clients.
• Demonstrated flexibility, good judgement, tact, initiative & creativity.
• Respects and values the diversity of communities and individuals.
• Sensitivity and alertness to
Salary: To be negotiated based on experience
The West Champlain Family Health Team (WCFHT) consists of a group of interdisciplinary health care providers and administrative staff who support the family physicians of a Family Health Organization (FHO), working collaboratively to provide a broad spectrum of primary health care services to rostered patients of Pembroke and surrounding areas referred to as West Champlain.