Part-time indeterminate (0.4 FTE)
Are you a Registered Practical Nurse with a certification in advanced foot care? Are you interested in working in an environment where Indigenous culture is integrated into Western foot care methods? Are you able to work with a spectrum of clients, including patients living with diabetes that have complex foot care needs?
The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic health services to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living in Ottawa – one of the fastest growing and diverse urban Indigenous communities in Canada. Wabano is a fast-paced, client-oriented organization that models the Indigenous values of balance, respect and community interdependence. Wabano is proud to be accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, a third-party review based on accepted organizational practice that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services.
Purpose of Position
The Foot Care Nurse is responsible for providing quality foot care services to assist urban Indigenous people living with diabetes. The Foot Care Nurse will have access to all foot care equipment and supplies, hydraulic chair for clients, and specialized equipment such as a Fox podiatry laser. The foot care nurse acts as a resource to clients and colleagues, is able to work independently and within a team, and is compliant with legislation and standards of practice.
- Conduct foot assessments/re-assessments, develop treatment & management plans, and maintain accurate client progress notes using an EMR;
- Provide laser treatment for foot conditions;
- Complete electronic scheduling and referrals;
- Maintain approved cleaning and sterilization techniques for all instrumentation and tools used;
- Follow all infection control best practices and guidelines as set out by regulatory and advisory bodies including but not limited to the College of Nurses of Ontario and PIDAC-IPC;
- Provide group education sessions on foot care to clients and community partners;
- Attend community events and provide outreach services such as blood glucose monitoring, basic foot assessments, and foot care education to Indigenous clients;
- Function as a member of the multi-disciplinary Health Team (including Elders, Physicians, counsellors, dietitian, traditional teachers, chiropractor and RNs)
- Work in an environment that honours the wisdom of Indigenous beliefs, cultures and traditions.
- Complete required reports.
- Membership with the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario;
- Advanced and Diabetic Foot Care certificate is required;
- Current Level C CPR course or equivalent;
- Minimum two (2) years experience in foot care in a community health care setting or other relevant clinical setting;
- Knowledge of wound care considered a strong asset;
- Experience working with and knowledge of the urban Indigenous population considered a strong asset;
- Openness to traditional Indigenous medicines, treatment practices and healing methods;
- Excellent oral and written English communication skills;
- Excellent time management skills;
- Experience with reporting;
- Computer skills to use an Electronic Medical Records system, email communication via Outlook Mail, and reports using Microsoft Office
- Criminal record check for working with vulnerable people will be required.
- Indigenous descent would be considered a strong asset.
To pursue this opportunity, please submit a covering letter and Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will be open until filled.
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