The primary focus of this position is to provide Advanced Foot Care to We Care clients in their homes, in clinics and in facilities. The Foot Care Nurse is also We Care’s representative to the public and customers and plays a key role in the success of all We Care programs.
- Manage and conduct all aspects of foot care clinics operation according to the established highest quality care standards of practice.
- Manage and conduct all aspects of in–home foot care visits according to the established highest quality care standards of practice, including the most up to date infection prevention and control practices as determined by provincial guidelines and legislation.
- Co-ordinate and ensure all supplies/related equipment are secured, properly set up and fully operational.
- Create and maintain the related client documentation in accordance with set guidelines. This includes collection and submission of evaluation data.
- Teach and educate on foot care related topics.
- Determine and carry out appropriate advanced foot care nursing interventions.
- Be conscience of the hazards in the environment and to act accordingly in meeting the safety and protection needs of the Client. In keeping with the Occupational Health & Safety Act, the Foot Care Nurse will take every reasonable precaution to ensure that the workplace is safe.
- Perform other duties as assigned and required from time to time.
- Completion of a university, college or other approved registered nursing program.
- Completion of an approved Advanced Foot Care Training Program.
- Licensure by a provincial or territorial governing body.
- Some knowledge of Public Health / Community Nursing
- Clinic and private clients
- Offsite at client settings i.e. home care / Retirement / Health Care facilities
- Risk of exposure to communicable diseases
- May encounter stressful situations
- Staff will be considered to be at work from the time of arrival at their first clinic/client until they leave their last clinic/client of the day, unless there is a break of longer than 3 hours between clinics. Staff will then be considered not to be at work from the time left the last clinic/client prior to the break until arrival at the first clinic/client following the break.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFORT
- Lifting of equipment between 5lbs - 55lbs in and out of transportation
- Walking to and from transportation to carry equipment to clinic/private home
- Frequent and repeated bending
- Standing or sitting for prolonged periods of time
BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
- Listening, understanding and responding appropriately with clients / team members
- Impact & Influence
- Self control & discipline
- Client service orientation
- Ethical Decision - making abilities
- Effectively establish and build solid rapport with contacts
- Ability to spot opportunities that complement foot care services
- Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED
- Application of approved nursing techniques as related to medical and/or psychological therapeutic treatments
- Application of advanced foot care nursing techniques
- Knowledge and adherence to nursing code of conduct
- Analytical thinking and problem solving
- Ability to perform and document services using the nursing process of assessment, planning and evaluation
- Client record documentation and maintenance
- Computer proficiency in Word