Physician Assistant in the Division of Urology

Physician Assistant in the Division of Urology

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Location:
St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto 30 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Salary: $100,000 to $120,000


A physician assistant will be integrated into the Lithotripsy Unit, where the PA will have the opportunity to see new and follow-up patients with kidney stones, training to interpret ultrasound, CT, and plain film imaging and training to assess and counsel patients with regard to kidney stone prevention and the potential need for intervention for kidney stones. The PA will work closely with members of the SMHDU in the Lithotripsy Clinic
The physician assistant will also be integrated into the Urology Clinics and the Cystoscopy Clinic. Here, the PA will have the opportunity to follow patients with lower urinary tract symptoms, prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, UPJ obstruction, and other urologic conditions. This will include exposure and training in patient assessments and physical examination, and use of diagnostic tests such as uroflow studies, post-void residual, and focused point-of-care ultrasound. The PA will work closely with members of the SMHDU in these clinics.
The physician assistant will also receive training on urethral catheterization, including managing difficult catheter insertion situations. The PA will have the opportunity to see and assess in-hospital patients who require non-emergent urology assessments and will work closely with the urology faculty and residents.
The role is designed for work only during clinic hours, with no expectation of on-call or after-hours duties. There may be opportunities for the PA to participate in urology procedures in the cystoscopy unit and in the operating room.
We are looking for a committed, hard-working, and collegial PA to help provide high-quality care. Our division prides itself for our track record as excellent clinical teachers, and of having a very collegial and collaborative group. We look forward to integrating an enthusiastic, committed, and caring PA into our team. Compensation is expected to be between $100,000 to $120,000 per year.

St. Michael's Hospital Division of Urology

The St. Michael's Hospital Division of Urology (SMHDU) provides high-volume complex urologic care, including complex kidney stone disease, one of only three Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL) units in Ontario, complex robotic and laparoscopic surgery and kidney transplantation. We provide general urology care, including outpatient cystoscopy, clinics, and in-clinic diagnostic procedures.