Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

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Start Date: July 8, 2024

Location:
Turnbull Medical Building 170 Simcoe St Peterborough, ON, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada K9J 2R8

Salary: Annual Salary range - $71,234 to $80,184.

Close Date: June 12, 2024


Overview
The Physician Assistant will work to improve medical services access to patients in a timely manner by decreasing wait times to see a health professional, conducting select patient assessments, prescribing medications and assisting in procedures to create better access for the patients served. The Physician Assistant will apply medical techniques and principles under the direction of a Physician and will deal with a diverse set of patients. This is a 1.0 FTE (37.50 hours/week) 1 year contract working out of the Turnbull Building in Peterborough.

Responsibilities
• Perform complete clinical assessments of patients and formulate treatment plans
• Order and complete preliminary interpretation of diagnostic tests
• Assist the physician with management of complex patients
• Perform certain acts under medical directives, delegated by the physician
• Counsel patients on health promotion and preventative health care
• Communicate and also when appropriate, refer patients to other members of the interprofessional healthcare team, for services outside of the Physician Assistant’s scope of practice
• Make clear, accurate and appropriate records of the patient care plan
• Maintain the knowledge and be proficient in current evidence-based methods and practices of primary care guidelines
• Willingness to fill out appropriate documentations and forms required by various third parties
• Perform other duties within the competencies of a Physician Assistant
• Participate and contribute to interprofessional team meetings
• Must be proficient in using computer and Electronic Medical Records
• Willingness to teach and train other members of the team including medical students, PA students and medical residents as required.

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Application close date has passed: June 12, 2024
Physician Assistant
Peterborough Family Health Team

We are one of the first Family Health Teams in Ontario, deeply rooted into the City and County of Peterborough as your trusted source for family medicine. We provide a team-based approach to patient care through our responsive and caring staff who supports family doctors working in Family Health Organizations.