The Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT) is seeking an R.N. – Advanced Foot Care to join our progressive team serving the residents of Prince Edward County.
The PEFHT provides a single point of access to health care services for all County residents. Our interdisciplinary team offers comprehensive patient-centred, primary health care including diagnosis, treatment and management, prevention and cure, rehabilitation, palliative care and community health promotion.
As a member of the multidisciplinary team this R.N. provides ongoing comprehensive lower limb assessment, specialized foot care, follow-up care and education for patients with vascular issues and who require advanced/diabetic foot care. This position is 0.4 full-time equivalent (2 days per week)
The RN – Advanced Foot Care:
- Performs initial assessments, based on best practice guidelines, for patients with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease who require advanced care.
- In collaboration with the patient, primary care provider and specialty care provider establishes a plan of treatment and ongoing care.
- Provides information and education to the patient to enable effective self-care and symptom management.
- Evaluates effectiveness of care at patient and program level.
- Supervises operation of autoclave equipment and regular maintenance and sterilization monitoring procedures.
- Participates in team development by sharing knowledge of advanced foot care protocols and current research among team members.
- Communicates effectively with healthcare team members to create an effective cohesive team and seamless service to the patient.
- Works in close collaboration with PEFHT Diabetes Program clinicians as well as other clinical program staff.
- Is guided by the standards and guidelines of the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Registered Nurses Assoc. of Ontario in everyday work.
- Cross-coverage for basic wound care a possibility.
- Current registration with College of Nurses of Ontario and membership with RNAO
- Additional specialty certification or training in advanced and diabetic foot care
- Broad experience and knowledge of all aspects of advanced foot care
- Demonstrated commitment to continuous education and quality improvement initiatives related to foot care
- Extensive knowledge of infection control practices
- Basic CPR certification and current Ontario Driver's License
- Excellent verbal and written communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge of health care facilities and community health services, social agencies etc.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, and within a brisk work setting.
- Proficient with electronic medical records and standard office software.
For more information about our team, please see our website at www.pefht.ca.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: email@example.com. Closing: August 18, 2017.
PEFHT is a HOOPP employer.