Specific Department and Program:Diabetes Foot Care Program
Posted Date:Feb 14, 2023
Posting #: 2023-914418
Department: Mississauga Halton Diabetes Foot Care Program
Status: Permanent Full-time
Hours: Monday to Friday. Days and Evenings – 7.5 hour shifts (Hours are subject to change based on operational needs).
Site: Multi Site
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The Mississauga Halton Diabetes Foot Care program is a regional program providing preventative foot care to high risk patients with diabetes who are facing barriers to accessing fee for service care models. The Chiropodist serves as a both a mentor and a clinician in this regional program providing foot care to high risk, low income patients with diabetes. This position is part of a regional approach to addressing the needs of this population and has the goal of demonstrating a decrease in admissions for diabetes related wound care. The team will include nurses and chiropodists.
This is what you’ll be doing:
The Chiropodist will provide foot care services in the region at various community settings within a geographic area. The Chiropodist’s approach to client care is evidenced based and innovative and utilizes current therapeutic techniques within the determinants of health framework. This position works within an inter-professional team-based model in terms of both the clinical practice and program planning aspects of its responsibilities. A systems perspective and attention to continuous quality improvement are essential to the success of this position.
Provide general chiropody services
Mentor and provide clinical instruction to other health professionals in diabetic foot care
Act as a resource person to staff, students and the community regarding foot care
Demonstrated competency in chosen profession; consistently demonstrate knowledge and expertise in professional practice and hospital-based standards
Demonstrated patient and consumer focus; makes a commitment to meet or exceed the needs of all internal and external customers
Demonstrated team player; interacts with co-workers, physicians, volunteers, patients and their families in a way that demonstrates that everyone involved in patient care is valuable
Demonstrated caring and respect; treats each and every coworker, patient or family member with understanding and kindness and hold in high regard and respond appropriately to the needs of self and others
Demonstrated fiscal responsibility; to model a sound understanding of, and work within, the financial boundaries of Halton Healthcare funding
Other duties/activities as assigned
This is what you’ll need to do it:
Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.
Recognized diploma in Chiropody required
Current registration with and member in good standing of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario
Wound care certification from the Canadian Association of Wound Care
Experience with mentoring and teaching
Health Care Professionals who have taken the foot care course preferred
Knowledge of Self-Management Principles
Experience with providing education in group settings
Demonstrates excellent organizational skills to effectively prioritize and handle multiple tasks
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proven ability to effectively interact within a multi-disciplinary team
Must have valid driver’s license and access to own vehicle
Must be willing to travel to multiple foot care sites within Halton and surrounding areas
Must be physically able to do the job
Excellent employment and attendance record
Date Posted: February 14, 2023
Internal applications due by: February 21, 2023
If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we’d like to hear from you.
Please submit your application via our website at www.haltonhealthcare.com directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume. We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.
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