500 30th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98144
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Provides foot care services to older adults in a senior center setting.
Foot Care Specialist position will assist the CASC in its implement of the Evidence Based Health and Wellness Project to bring evidence-based health programming and foot care services to members of the CASC whose members reside throughout Seattle/King County. Using the Enhanced Based Health and Wellness model, the Registered Nurse/Foot Care Specialist will conduct health assessments and use motivational interviewing to help CASC members achieve meaningful health goals.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide preventative foot care services including foot observation, inspection and palpitation, alleviation of dry skin problems, foot soaks, nail trimming, and instructions in foot health maintenance.
Obtain a brief health history of clients with focus on issues related to foot care.
Obtain annual written consent from physician if client has diabetes, circulatory problems or other conditions that could lead to complications if the area around the nail becomes infected.
Perform brief examination of the feet to determine appropriate level of treatment.
Collaborate with and refer to physicians and podiatrists for follow up treatment as needed.
Making referrals to appropriate health care professionals (podiatrist, internist, nurse) when the following is observed:
a. Red or inflamed or open wound around the nail;
b. Cracked heels so that an open wound exists,
c. On blood thinners and nails are extremely thick and difficult to trim,
d. Other situations that go beyond the employee’s level of certification and training.
7. Teach the CASC’s clients how to care for feet and scheduling follow up visits.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education & Experience:
RN, LPN, AA Degree and/or Certification in Health Care with an emphasis on Foot Care, Training and understanding of preventative health services.
Experience, patience and willingness to work with and to provide essential services to older adults as clients.
Computer skills to include the use of Microsoft Office: Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and/or Medical Records software to input and retrieve client information.
Values diversity and cultural experiences different than own.
Adaptable to change; ability to be flexible.
Willing to participate as a team in the execution of job duties and responsibilities
At Central Area Senior Center, we embrace the belief that racial and other social identities should be respected and affirmed. In support of this belief, we are building an equitable and inclusive organization and providing our team of staff, volunteers and board members with the tools to address institutionalized racism and other forms of oppression. All members of our team are responsible for providing and supporting an equitable and inclusive work environment that will enrich our interactions with each other and our products and services. This responsibility provides the foundation for empowering our customers (primarily those who are aging and giving care to others) so their needs are justly represented and their desires amply fulfilled.
This is a competitive selection process. All fully completed application packages that show the minimum qualifications and have followed the How to Apply instructions will be reviewed. Interviews will be scheduled for those applicants whose qualifications in the areas listed above most closely correspond to the position’s requirements. In order to preserve our resources toward furthering our mission, only candidates with whom we wish to arrange an interview will be contacted. All others will be maintained in our files for a minimum of six months.
Criminal History Background Checks and must complete a Criminal History Self-Disclosure Form.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, other national service alumni, people of color, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
To Apply: Complete application, send resume and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org