Physician Assistant

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation - Hamilton, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Number: 81171
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster Family Practice
Organization: Unassigned
Status: Temporary Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 39.4100 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 50.5200
Post Date: Mar 31, 2020, 4:00:00 AM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External: Apr 7, 2020, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The McMaster Family Health Team (MFHT) is sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, in partnership with HHS. It is located within two teaching units, McMaster Family Practice and Stone Church Family Health Centre. The MFHT trains medical clerks and residents in Family Medicine as well as other healthcare professionals providing primary care services and conducting research in the field of family medicine. Stone Church Family Health Centre (SFHC) is located in the southern part of Hamilton Mountain, and McMaster Family Practice (MFP) is located at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre in downtown Hamilton. These practices provide care to approximately 40,000 patients in the Hamilton region. Patients come from all age groups, health and socio-economic backgrounds. Each teaching unit is led by a Clinic Director and Medical Director. Primary care is delivered by multidisciplinary teams of family physicians, their resident physicians, a large team of nursing and allied health professionals, and their students, with support from clinical, technical, and administrative personnel. The mission of the McMaster Family Health Team is to provide quality patient care, quality education, quality research and quality team work.

Position Summary

While working with a team of health professionals in an inter-professional collaborative primary care setting and under the supervision of a physician, your role will include but not be limited to:

Conducting patient interviews and taking medical histories
Performing physical examinations and interpret findings
Performing certain acts under medical directives delegated to you by a physician
Counselling patients on preventive healthcare
Organizing follow-up
Performing other duties within your competencies as 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.

Collaborating with interdisciplinary team members, and using a patient-centered model of care, the Physician Assistant is responsible to provide direct patient care, including appropriate health prevention services, wellness programs, and coordination of related community and other resources for the primary care patient population. The role also tutors, mentors, and supervises family medicine residents and other health professional students as appropriate, participates in continuing education activities to integrate the role of the Physician Assistant in primary care and academic settings; initiate, participate, and/or lead programs, presentations, publications, evaluations and other system changes to continue the enhancement of interdisciplinary primary care teams.

Schedule Work Hours

Mondays to Friday; days or evening shifts

This role is temporary until April 2021.


1. Certified or eligible to be certified through the Physician Assistant’s Certification Council (PACC) or National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
2. Membership with the Canadian Association of the Physician Assistants
3. Experience in a primary care setting including knowledge and proficiency in current evidence based methods and practices of primary care delivery with emphasis on health promotion, prevention and education and relevant social determinants of health is preferred.
4. Demonstrated competence in primary care assessment, triage and treatment skills, including experience with patients across the lifespan and in particular with children and prenatal patients.
5. Proven experience leading a project, program and/or team
6. Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills.
7. Competence with computers skills including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and electronic medical records, OSCAR experience preferred
8. Demonstrates critical thinking, decision making and analysis skills with regards to primary care assessments and developing appropriate health plans
9. Demonstrates ongoing personal professional education and development consistent with primary care practice, new and emerging issues, the changing needs of patient populations and research
10. Experience supervising, mentoring, orienting, observational and teaching opportunities to students and medical residents, ensuring that learning goals and objectives are met.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Services at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement
Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement
Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement
Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement
Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement