Physician Assistant

Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga, ON (14 months ago)

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Job Description

Position: Physician Assistant

File #: 2019-14824

Status: Temporary Full Time (Approx 14 months)

Dept/Health System: Neurosciences and MSK

Site: Mississauga

Hours of Work/Shifts: Available to work all shifts including weekends

Internal Deadline:
Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Our Mission: A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community

When we set out to build our vision and future, we connected with our community - patients, families, visitors, physicians, staff and volunteers. The foundational goals of our new strategic plan - quality, access and sustainability - anchor everything we do. Our mission for a new kind of health care is built on an inter-connected system of care organized around patients - inside and outside the hospital.

At THP, we are relentless in providing high quality, compassionate care to our communities and take great pride in fostering an inclusive and accessible environment and we are all accountable for contributing to a healthy, safe and respectful environment for healing and promoting excellence in patient care though advancing patient and staff safety. If you are passionate about what you do, motivated to improve the health of the community, committed to excellence, quality and patient safety we would like you to join our Better Together team!

The Physician Assistant is a 2016 Graduate of the McMaster or Consortium Physician Assistant Program BSc (PA) and is certified by the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada. The surgical services are provided at the Mississauga Hospital (inpatients) location of THP. The PA will work closely with the neurosurgeons supporting patient care on the inpatient unit.

This position reports to the Director, NMSK program and to the Head of the division of Neurosurgery for medical performance and works under the direction of the supervising Neurosurgeon.

The PA role and responsibilities will include:
Performing comprehensive and problem-focused histories, physical examinations, patient screening, and appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies
Conducting daily hospital rounds, evaluating post-operative patients, assisting with discharge planning, and facilitating patient referral to the appropriate physician or agency
Conducting routine follow-up visits with patients, returning phone calls from patients, and managing prescription refills
Performing minor procedures on the unit after a skills assessment and satisfactory performance evaluation. These procedures will be initiated under a direct order or medical directive by a supervising surgeon
Upon completion of formal and informal education and documented competency, prescribing/ordering specific medications, but not narcotics, as delegated by the supervising physician.
Working collaboratively with an interprofessional team, including but not limited to surgeons, interventional radiology, residents/interns/medical students, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, and laboratory personnel.

Internal Candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.

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Trillium Health Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.