Physician Assistant - Medical Oncology and Hematology

University Health Network - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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The PA will be based at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and function within DMOH and provide patient care in a team setting, both in ambulatory clinics and the inpatient unit. The PA will provide patient assessments, investigations, symptom management, and follow up care for select high volume services within DMOH, for both newly diagnosed oncology patients, and those undergoing continuing treatment.
The PA will assist the attending staff in the inpatient management of our inpatient units, provide symptom management and discharge planning. The PA will have the opportunity to join one or more of our service areas to focus on improving and enhancing the access to care, the quality of care, and therapy related symptom management for patients undergoing systemic treatment. The PA will be offered training and educational opportunities both at orientation and also at an ongoing basis, and will be expected to develop their potential as a leader and teacher in DMOH. There is also potential for involvement in many of the research clinical trials available onsite.

Principal responsibilities include utilizing and demonstrating a theoretical knowledge and advanced level of clinical competence and excellence in caring for DMOH patients. This involves collecting and interpreting data about the health of patients, symptom management, developing a medical diagnosis and management plan – in a team environment. The PA will play a vital role on the interprofessional team and will have quality improvement, research and administrative responsibilities. There will also be opportunities to participate in policy or clinical pathway development as well as education and professional development. The PA will interact with other team members including staff medical oncologists, other trainees (residents and fellows), nurses, and other clinical and allied health staff both within DMOH and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The PA will perform other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.

Dr. Amit Oza (Head of DMOH), University Health Network

Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada (PACCC) or eligible to be certified by PACCC
Eligible to work in Canada/Ontario
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and with respect in an oral and written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines
Demonstrated ability to perform complete and appropriate clinical assessment and development of a treatment plan in accordance with medical directives
Proficient and appropriate use of diagnostic and procedural skills
Demonstrated effective problem solving and critical thinking skills
Demonstrated and proven ability to work in a collaborative care model with all members of the health care team
Demonstrated ability to perform well in critical and high stress situations
Demonstrated commitment to continuing education activities supporting ongoing professional learning
Demonstrated commitment to patient safety
Demonstrated ability to apply basic computer skills
Willingness to work with the DMOH team to develop appropriate medical directives and evolve the role to meet the patient/program needs

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions

POSTED DATE: November 27, 2019

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.