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Job Postings: Allied Health

Physician Assistant (HA1560sb)
Posted: 07/14/2014 12:52:49 PM
 

We currently have a temporary full time (one year) opportunity for a certified Physician Assistant in our Emergency Department. The Emergency Department is seeking a certified Physician Assistant to join its well-established PA program involved in the provision of clinical care, participation in quality and safety processes and involvement in trainee education. There is an existing active training program for undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees and a strong physician assistant undergraduate training program.

The PA staff is fully integrated into all components of departmental operations. There is a full set of medical directives, an internal training process including ACLS and ultrasound training and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of academic activities.

The successful applicant will provide clinical services under the direct supervision of Emergency Department attending physicians, participate in medical education and play a significant role in patient safety.

  • Obtain health history as appropriate, including patient demographics, chief complaint, history of the present illness or injury, past medical, surgical, family and psychosocial history, medications, allergies and systems review.
  • Conduct comprehensive and focused physical assessments and interpret findings. This includes assessment of vital signs and examination of all major body systems. In addition, the PA performs psychological, ob-gyn, neonatal, paediatric and geriatric assessments.
  • Utilize primary and secondary assessment results to formulate a differential diagnosis and determine if further clinical investigation is required.
  • Order and complete preliminary interpretation of necessary diagnostic tests, which may include, but are not limited to, haematology, microbiology, chemistry, serology, urinalysis, blood gas, ECG, peak flow and plain film x-ray.
  • Perform the following diagnostic procedures: ECG, Peak expiratory flow tests, Slit lamp examination (including fluorescein dye and intraocular pressure measurement), Visual acuity, Pap smear.
  • Collect blood samples (arterial and venous), minor surgical samples, body secretions and body fluids (semen, sputum, wound drainage, and urine).
  • Formulate a treatment and management plan based on assessment and investigation results, availability of services and special needs of patient.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Certified or eligible to be certified through the Physician Assistant’s Certification Council (PACC) or National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Membership with the Canadian Association of the Physician Assistants
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an interprofessional healthcare environment

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resumes and cover letters, in one document, quoting file HA1560sb, to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for Position" near the top right corner of this page.


Sunnybrook is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.