Physicians Assistant

Physicians Assistant

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Numéro de réference : 5356

Rapports à : Director of Surgical Services and to the Chief of Surgery/Heads of Division

Emplacement :
1 Hospital Drive Peterborough, ON K9J 7C6, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J7C6

Salaire : 53.37-66.71 per hour


WHAT YOU’LL DO:

As a Physician Assistant (PA) in Surgical Services, you will play a crucial role in the collaborative healthcare team of physicians, nurses, and other allied health professionals participating in the day-to-day management of Acute Care Surgery patients. The position will contribute to surgical consults and pre- and post-procedural care, rounding and unit-based quality and safety practices. This role may also perform surgical first assist duties as needed. This position reports to the Director of Surgical Services and to the Chief of Surgery/Heads of Division for medical performance, works under the direction of the supervising Surgeon, and is supported by medical directives and policies.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING:

Graduation from an Accredited Physician Assistant program
Registration with the Canadian Association of Physician’s Assistants
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
Must meet the competencies outline by the province in the Defining the Physician Assistant Role in Ontario (http://www.healthforceontario.ca/UserFiles/file/AHP/Inside/PA-role-april-2007-en.pdf)
Minimum 2 years of PA experience an asset
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications

WHO YOU ARE:

Ability to work in a busy clinical environment and procedural space
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with patients and families, as well as members of the multidisciplinary team
Capacity to assist with patient care in a manner that emphasizes quality and safety
Respect for patient confidentiality
Ability to recognize clinical scenarios that require immediate attention from the staff physician and other team members
Perform other cross-functional responsibilities as requested
Clinical duties will be during weekday shifts, may involve evening and weekends

Physicians Assistant
Peterborough Regional Health Centre