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Physician Assistant Emergency Department


Toronto, ON
Canada

Job Description
We currently have a Temporary Part-time opportunity for a Physician Assistant in the Emergency department at our Bayview campus (until approx. April 2021).

Summary of Duties

The Emergency Department seeks 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 resume and cover letter (in one document) quoting 201016 to:

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