Physician Assistant - 6 month Contract - Health For All Family Health Team (Markham)

Organization Name
Health For All Family Health Team (Markham)
Position
Physician Assistant - 6 month Contract
FTE Type
1.0
Address

379 Church Street
Suite 202
Markham ON L6B 0T1
Canada

As a member of the interprofessional primary care team of the Health for All Family Health Team, the Physician Assistant works with a team of health professionals in an inter-professional collaborative primary care setting. Under the direction and supervision of registered Physicians and in accordance with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s (CPSO) Delegation on Controlled Acts policy, the Physician Assistant provides medical care to patients based on mutually agreed upon guidelines. 

The supervising physician is responsible for the medical care provided to the patient by the PA and can only delegate medical acts that are within their own scope of clinical practice. The PA is not an autonomous health care provider and cannot act as the principal medical decision maker.

New graduates of the Physician Assistant Program are invited to apply! 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing primary care services to patients including acute and chronic disease management, preventative care, and Physicals for patients through the life span 
  • Performing certain acts under medical directives, delegated by the physicians
  • Educating patients on health promotion and disease prevention
  • Assisting the physician with management of complex patients
  • Ordering diagnostic testing, form completions and prescribing prescriptions as required
  • Referrals to allied health professionals, for services outside of the Physician Assistant’s scope
  • of practice 
  • Performing other duties within the competencies of a Physician Assistant
  • Participating and contributing to interprofessional team meetings 

Education and Qualifications

  • Graduate from a Physician Assistant Education Accredited (Canada or U.S.) Program (required)
  • Certification of Physician Assistants (CCPA) preferred, NCCPA also accepted
  • Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS certification and NALS certification ( preferred)
  • Previous experience in a Family Physician’s Office (preferred) 
     

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral/written skills
  • Ability to work effectively with all members of the health care team
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidence-based methods and practices of primary care delivery
  • Ability to develop strategies that successfully meet the needs of diverse patient, family and provider population
  • Experience using Electronic Medical Record systems, (Telus PSS) is preferred
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively and be flexible in a very active work environment
  • Willingness to teach and train other members of the interdisciplinary team or students as required
     

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume by email to jobs@healthforallfht.ca with the subject “Physician Assistant Employment Opportunity”. Phone calls will not be accepted. If you require accommodations throughout the hiring process, please send an email.