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Professional - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT (13-218 MH)
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Competition Number: 13-218 MH
Status: Temporary Full Time
Department: Emergency Medicine Program
Reports To: Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine
Hours: 7.5 hour shifts
Published here: 2013-05-31

Posting Summary:

The Physician Assistant (PA) assists a supervising physician to deliver medical services within patient care teams in various settings. Under direction of the supervising physician, these services may include conducting patient interviews, medical histories, physical examinations; performing selected diagnostic or therapeutic tests and interventions; and counseling patients on preventive health care.


• Graduate of the Canadian Forces or accredited PA education program
• Certified or eligible for Canadian PA Certification through the Physician Assistants’ Certification Council
• Current Certification by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (for US trained PA’s)
• Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)


• Basic and Advanced Airway Management
• IV Cannulation
• Basic and advanced wound management including surturing
• Able to obtain health history as appropriate
• Conduct comprehensive and focused physical assessments and interpret findings
• 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
• Perform Diagnostic procedures
• Collect blood samples
• Provide pharmacological therapy
• Formulate a treatment and management plan based on assessment and investigation results, availability of services and special needs of patient
• Use preventive and therapeutic interventions effectively
• Demonstrate proficient and appropriate use of diagnostic and procedural skills
• Recognize their scope of practice while demonstrating effective and appropriate consultation practice with other healthcare professionals in respect to patient care, education and legal opinions
• Proven attendance record.
• Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
• Proven attendance record.
• Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
• Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring.
• Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health – Excellence, Leadership and Empathy;
• Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.

Candidates may submit a job posting application to Human Resource Services by the closing date. Please quote the appropriate competition number in the subject line of your email (example: HR 01/10). We thank all external applicants, but only those under consideration will be contacted. No Agencies Please.

Mackenzie Health / 10 Trench St. Richmond Hill, On. L4C 4Z3 / Main Hospital Site: (905) 883-1212 / TTY Service: (905) 883-2123