Competition #


Job Title



Diabetes Education 



Work Type



ONA Paramedical 

Shift Assignment


Bilingualism Required


Police Check Requirement

Vulnerable Sector Check 


Sudbury Outpatient Centre- ONA Paramedical 

Salary Information

35.78 to 43.79

Application Closing Date

Posted until filled


*Note: the salary information above is reflective of rates as of April 1, 2021. These rates are subject to change pending the completion of collective bargaining between HSN & ONA Paramedical.


Join the Diabetes Education team at Health Sciences North!


A dynamic and growing health care environment awaits you in Sudbury Ontario: Canada’s happiest city! Surrounded by provincial parks and over 200 lakes, Greater Sudbury has over 160,000 residents and is a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments. Just a one hour flight or four-hour drive of Toronto; here, you will experience the balance of a challenging clinical career and a comfortable lifestyle, right in the heart of Northern Ontario’s largest city.


Health Sciences North (HSN) is seeking an innovative candidate for the position of Chiropodist in our Diabetes and Education department. The successful incumbent will have the opportunity to assess, treat, and prevent foot disorders in high-risk diabetes patients who require advanced foot care.


The successful candidate would have a minimum of a three (3) year Diploma in Chiropody, from an accredited college, as well as a current Certificate of Registration with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario (CCO).  The incumbent would have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in an Inpatient or Outpatient department within a health care environment and a minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with high-risk diabetes patients.


If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment and are looking for a rewarding career opportunity, you are encouraged to view the full job description on the HSN Careers Website.


We offer competitive salary and vacation, extended health and dental benefits, a pension plan through HOOPP and relocation allowance to assist with moving expenses.


Interested applicants are asked to apply directly to requisition # 3231 by May 17th, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. on the HSN Careers Website at


The posting will remain active until filled however the search committee will begin reviewing applicants on May 18, 2023.



Assess, treat, and prevent foot disorders in high-risk diabetes patients who require advanced foot care.


Under the general direction of the Coordinator, Diabetes Care, Bariatrics, Nutrition Counselling and Ophthalmology.


  1. Provide all aspects of advanced foot care to high-risk diabetes patients.
  2. Provide guidance and quality control during the manufacturing of orthotics to the orthotic technicians.
  3. Differentiate between disorders of the feet arising from systemic disease and those arising from local, structural, or functional disorders.  
  4. Participate in patient rounds and complete reviews.
  5. Act as the case manager to assigned patients.
  6. Recognize patient conditions beyond the scope of Chiropody and refer patient to appropriate health discipline as required.
  7. Provide footcare education to patients. 
  8. Provide footcare education to diabetes care providers to enhance their knowledge and skills.
  9. Liaise with other health care providers and community agencies to provide optimal patient care. 
  10. Update and develop service policies and procedures in collaboration with the department’s team and supervisor.
  11. Adhere to the College of Chiropodists of Ontario’s (CCO) guidelines and regulations.
  12. Administer field practice/observation for Chiropody students as appropriate.
  13. Evaluate patient care and satisfaction on an ongoing basis and formulate solutions for improvement.
  14. Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to achieve goal outcomes.
  15. Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and safety legislation, standards and guidelines.
  16. Educate and promote health, safety and wellness in the work place.
  17. Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required. 
  18. Perform other duties as required. 




  1. Minimum of a three (3) year Diploma in Chiropody, from an accredited college.
  2. Current Certificate of Registration with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario (CCO).
  3. Certification in injection and aspiration techniques, soft tissue surgical procedures, and Pharmacology is required.
  4. Successful completion of a Diabetes Education and Care program or a designation as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is required.
  5. Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required.


  1. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working in an Inpatient or Outpatient department within a health care environment.
  2. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience working with high-risk diabetes patients.


  1. Demonstrated excellent judgment and proven analytical skills.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and Ontario Medical Association’s (OMA) Communicable Disease Surveillance Protocols.
  3. Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
  4. Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue improvement.
  5. Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
  6. Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  7. Demonstrated ability to manage routine correspondence, multiple tasks/projects, diversified workload and rapidly changing priorities and challenging deadlines.
  8. Demonstrated discretion and maturity when handling confidential information.
  9. Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.


  1. Successful Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
  2. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  3. Demonstrated ability to perform with minimal supervision; to prioritize duties.
  4. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  5. Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  6. Demonstrated positive work record and good attendance record.
  7. Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
  8. Ability to travel between local sites.
  9. Willingness to travel occasionally within Northern Ontario.
  10. Valid driver’s license with access to reliable vehicle.


Selection Process:  Candidates will be selected for this position on the basis of their skill, ability, experience and qualifications as identified in the resume and completed Application Form submitted. The Hospital reserves the right to conduct a formal interview where required.