Temporary - Physician Assistant

London Health Sciences Centre - London, ON (25 days ago)

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Posting Period

Open: January 22, 2020

Deadline: February 19, 2020


Department Name

Physician Assistant - Department of Surgery - Thoracic Surgery

Reporting to the Clinical Leader/Manager and 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) provides medical care to patients based on instituted medical Directives. This includes selected assessment, treatment and disposition functions.

The Physician Assistant will be based at the Victoria Hospital Site in the Division of Thoracic Surgery. The Thoracic Surgeons at this hospital specialize in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer Surgery, and Esophageal Surgery. The PA will function as a vital part of our collaborative team of health care workers in a surgeon-extender role. Their role will include, but will not be limited to, day-to-day inpatient care, outpatient clinic assessments and follow-up visits, and assisting in the Operating Room. With the Division of Thoracic Surgery’s focus on education and training, this PA role provides the opportunity for a motivated individual to develop their potential as a leader and teacher in this Division. There is also potential for involvement in many of the research projects that are ongoing at our facility.

Rate of Pay: $39.086 per hour - $48.861 per hour

Hours of Work: Full Time/Temporary - 37.5 Hours per Week

Duration of Contract: February 14, 2020 to February 12, 2021

Four (4) year Undergraduate Degree in Health Sciences (Physician Assistant)
Current through the Physician Assistant’s Certification Council (PACC)
Current BLS for Healthcare Providers course: BLS-HCP(C) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification for which you can provide proof upon request
ATLS certification preferred
Advanced ability to perform in stressful and critical/emergency situations
Advanced flexibility and ability to adapt to change
Strong critical thinking, decision-making skills, and analytical and conceptual skills
Advanced organizational skills
Advanced communication skills (both verbal and written) and facilitation/presentation skills
Ability to use Microsoft and Windows based technologies
Demonstrated ability to provide principals of patient family centred care
Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:
Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis.
Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step)

London Health Sciences Centre fosters a culture of patient and staff safety whereby all employees are guided by LHSC's Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct.

LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable.

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. LHSC encourages applications from persons with disabilities and we are committed to providing accommodations upon request.

As part of the assessment process applicants may be required to complete a written examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months.