Foot Care Nurse

Apr 8, 2024

POSITION:                                    Foot Care Nurse
DEPARTMENT:                             Nursing
RESPONSIBLE/REPORTS TO:    Director of Clinical Services

Scope of Position:

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, the Foot Care Nurse is responsible for ensuring that the quality of the Foot Care services of our residents compliant with legislation and standards of practice.  Establishes and maintains working relationships and performs all work in keeping with the Mission, Vision, Values and philosophy of resident centered care of the RK MacDonald Nursing Home. The Foot Care Nurse serves as a professional role model as a partner in the provision of care and support of our Residents.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates the ability to support the image of the Home and to embrace the changes that enable the homes vision.
  • Demonstrates alignment of values and goals with those of the organization.
  • Demonstrates well-developed communication skills, both verbal and written and is able to communicate effectively at all levels and in a timely manner.
  • Acts with integrity and is accountable for outcomes contributing to the reputation and success of the organization.
  • Promote and maintain the safety of residents, staff, and visitors as a strategic priority for the home at all times.
  • Promotes excellent service delivery, as it is integral to the reputation and ongoing success of the Home.
  • Awareness and respect for the diversity of our residents and staff.


Duties include but not limited to:

  • Lead and develop foot care services in the home.
  • Regular foot assessment of all residents.
  • Provides best practices of foot care to all residents.
  • Provides opportunities and supports education of CCA’s and other nursing staff.
  • Provides individualized treatment plans for residents including recommendations for Advanced Foot Care.
  • Maintains a thorough and accurate resident health record with each resident.
  • Practice foot care services in collaboration with external foot care practitioners.


Skills &Competencies:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and listening skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet to deadlines
  • Demonstrated professional and positive behavior
  • Professional and friendly approach
  • Display a proactive manner, ability to multi task, and adaptability
  • Reliable, with regular and consistent attendance is essential


Educational Qualifications:

  • Valid registration with a provincial nursing College, as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
  • Advanced foot care nurse training and certification preferred.
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment or clinical setting an asset.
  • Experience in caring for individuals with diabetes and/or vascular disease, compression therapy an asset.


Experience Required:

Experience in a health care setting, preferably 2 years previous experience within a Long Term Care or Hospital environment.

Approved by: Director of Clinical Services
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Safe Work Practices / Responsibilities

The R.K MacDonald Occupational Health and Safety Home Policy establishes employee expectations for working safely.  To achieve these expectations employees at all levels of the organization must adhere to Core Values of Safety and Safety Responsibilities listed below:
  • Commit to working safely.
  • Adhere to Safety Rules.
  • Conduct Inspections.
  • Conduct JTA`S & Develop SWPs.
  • Adhere to SOPs & SWPs.
  • Report Incidents / Hazards.
  • Wear PPE.
  • Apply their training.

We are committed to upholding the Human Rights of all R.K MacDonald employees, including the right of all people to enjoy a physically and psychologically safe work environment; the right of all people to just and favourable terms of employment; and the right of all people to be respected and valued for their differences with equitable opportunities and outcomes in an inclusive environment where all can thrive.