Physician Assistant - Emergency Department
Reference #: 19647
Close Date: January 15, 2024
The Physician Assistant (PA) will work within a multidisciplinary team in the Emergency Department (ED) under the supervision of Paediatric Emergency Medicine staff physicians. The position includes completing detailed clinical assessments of children, implementing medical directives, coordinating acquisition of appropriate investigations, assisting with a variety of procedures and interventions, reviewing cases with the medical team, and completing related administrative clinical documentation.
Here's What You'll Get to Do:
Obtain the medical history for paediatric patients presenting to the ED with acute illnesses or injuries, with primary focus on patients with lower triage acuity scores
Complete focused physical examinations relevant to the ED assessment
Implement medical directives for ordering of common investigations such as bloodwork, urinalyses, routine radiological studies, etc.
Produce clinical documentation and reports using electronic medical record systems
Liaise with consultant services
Attend weekly Paediatric Emergency Medicine teaching rounds
Participate in a customized paediatric PA clinical curriculum (PACE program)
Participate in point-of-care ultrasound training
Obtain formal training from experts on casting, procedural sedation, and suturing
Utilize artificial intelligence and virtual care solutions in a clinical setting
Here’s What You’ll Need:
Educational requirement: Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physician Assistant) BscPA; 2023 Graduate of the McMaster or Consortium Physician Assistant Program 'preferred'
Successful completion of the PACCC PA Certification Exam (candidates sitting the exam in October 2023 are eligible to apply)
Certified Canadian Physician Assistant (CCPA) designation
Ability to work in a busy clinical environment with appropriate attention to detail
Capacity to assist with patient care in a manner that emphasizes quality and safety
Respect for patient confidentiality and awareness of issues around age of consent
Ability to recognize clinical scenarios that require immediate attention from the staff physician and other team members
Perform other cross-functional responsibilities as requested
Please visit The Hospital for Sick Children website for the full job description.
Dedicated exclusively to children and their families, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is one of the largest and most respected paediatric healthcare centres in the world. SickKids is committed to ongoing learning and development, and features a caring and supportive work environment that combines exceptionally high standards of practice.