Physician's Assistant - Temporary (6 months) Full Time - Health For All FHT (Markham)

Organization Name
Health For All FHT (Markham)
Position
Physician's Assistant - Temporary (6 months) Full Time
FTE Type
1.0
Address

379 Church Street Suite 202
Markham ON L6B 0T1
Canada

Closing date

Employment Opportunity
Physician Assistant (Full-time, 6 month contract)

Overview
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. Responsibilities may include conducting patient interviews and histories, performing examinations, providing counseling on preventative care and other specific clinical tasks, including, but not limited to, data gathering, consultation with caregivers, ordering medical investigations, and providing patient treatment based on medical directives.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing primary care services to patients including acute and chronic disease management, preventative care, and well-woman and well child visits
  • 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
  • Referrals to allied health professionals, for services outside of the Physician Assistant’s scope of practice, and
  • Performing other duties within the competencies of a Physician Assistant

All acts are conducted under the direction and supervision of a registered Physician, and in accordance with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s policy on delegation. The Physician Assistant (PA) reports to, and is responsible to, the Executive Director. 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.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program or equivalent
  • Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS certification and NALS certification is preferred
  • Certified or eligible to be certified through the PACC or Certified through NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants) for American educated/trained

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent oral/written skills
  • Ability to work effectively with all members of the health care team
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working as a Physician Assistant
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidence-based methods and practices of primary care delivery
  • Experience in primary care an asset
  • 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

Please apply before: January 14, 2022

To apply, please forward cover letter and resume to:

Attn: Physician Assistant Hiring Committee
Health for All FHT
379 Church Street, Unit 202 Markham, ON, L6B 0T1
E-Mail:jobs@healthforallfht.ca