Registered Nurse – Advanced Foot Care – Prince Edward FHT (Prince Edward County)

R.N. – Advanced Foot Care

 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.


  • RN/BScN
  • 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

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:  Closing:  August 18, 2017.

PEFHT is a HOOPP employer.