Diabetes Footcare Nurse (1.0 FTE)

Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is hiring a Diabetes Footcare Nurse in Fort Frances! For more information on this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre is a community based, Indigenous controlled, Primary Care service that combines western curative care with traditional Ojibway healing philosophies and practices. The Access Centre provides clinical, social, health promotion and preventive services, as well as, access to traditional Ojibway healers.

The Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre, located in the heart of the Fort Frances Tribal Area and the Rainy River District, is the result of a unique partnership between area First Nations, the United Native Friendship Centre and the Sunset Country Metis.

Employer Name: Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre
City: Fort Frances
Province: Ontario
Postal Code: P9A 3M9
Application Deadline: June 11th, 2022
Phone: 274-3131
Email: cmcevoy@gizhac.com
Hours of Work: Full Time
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: TBD

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:

Summary of Position:

This position will require the provision of Diabetic footcare services, as well as education and health promotion teaching around the management of Diabetes. The Diabetes Footcare Nurse will work as part of the Diabetes team, assisting patients with Diabetes with self-management and proper footcare. Other duties include community based footcare clinics and teaching, statistical reporting, consultation with other health care providers, and facilitate referrals to Chiropodist or other Orthopedic specialist, as required. This is a full time, permanent position. As a part of our team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits, including the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing
  • Certification in Advanced Footcare
  • Current Ontario RPN License
  • Good standing with the College of Nurses
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • 2-3 years clinic and footcare nursing experience
  • As per policy, applicants should note that COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment within Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre.



  • Experience and understanding of local Indigenous communities and culture within the Rainy River district an asset
  • Ability to speak Ojibway is an asset
  • First Nations, Inuit or Metis candidates are encouraged to apply. Please self-identify.
  • Current CPR certification
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

A complete Job Description is available by contacting Cheryl McEvoy, Human Resources/Office Manager at 274-3131.


Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume, covering letter, 3 work related references (one must be from a current or most recent supervisor) and written authorization to contact references.


Attention: Personnel Committee

Gizhewaadiziwin Health Access Centre

RMB 2004, RR #2

Fort Frances, ON

P9A 3M9



We thank all candidates in advance, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Gizhewaadiziwin is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation

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