Physician Assistant, Medical Oncology and Hematology
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Toronto, Ontario, CA
6d ago

The University Health Network,

frequently ranked among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, represents the coming together of shared values and diverse expertise in patient care, research and education.

Each of our facilities Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute makes a unique contribution to the whole.

Together, we create something far greater than the sum of our parts. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

UHN is a fully affiliated teaching hospital within the University of Toronto.

The Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology (DMOH) is an academic and service unit within the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre / University Health Network (UHN) and Sinai Health System (SHS).

DMOH at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is the largest such program in Canada, and is among the largest in North America.

Comprised of about seventy senior physicians, the program is supported by outstanding institutional infrastructure, pathology, medical imaging, molecular diagnostics and clinical genomics programs and, by a wide medical and allied-health multidisciplinary team.

The program supports extensive clinical, translational, and basic research initiatives including a large clinical trials program.

Additionally, DMOH supports a comprehensive training program attracting both national and international fellows. The division is organized into four main service areas (i) Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplant, (ii) Leukemia, (iii) Lymphoma, Myeloma and Auto Blood and Marrow Transplant (LMT) and (iv) Solid Tumor - with daily ambulatory clinics and approximately 120 inpatient beds where an interdisciplinary team of physicians is dedicated to inpatient care.

POSITION SUMMARY :

The PA will be based at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and function within DMOH and provide patient care in a team setting, both in ambulatory clinics and the inpatient unit.

The PA will provide patient assessments, investigations, symptom management, and follow up care for select high volume services within DMOH, for both newly diagnosed oncology patients, and those undergoing continuing treatment.

The PA will assist the attending staff in the inpatient management of our inpatient units, provide symptom management and discharge planning.

The PA will have the opportunity to join one or more of our service areas to focus on improving and enhancing the access to care, the quality of care, and therapy related symptom management for patients undergoing systemic treatment.

The PA will be offered training and educational opportunities both at orientation and also at an ongoing basis, and will be expected to develop their potential as a leader and teacher in DMOH.

There is also potential for involvement in many of the research clinical trials available onsite.

Principal responsibilities include utilizing and demonstrating a theoretical knowledge and advanced level of clinical competence and excellence in caring for DMOH patients.

This involves collecting and interpreting data about the health of patients, symptom management, developing a medical diagnosis and management plan in a team environment.

The PA will play a vital role on the interprofessional team and will have quality improvement, research and administrative responsibilities.

There will also be opportunities to participate in policy or clinical pathway development as well as education and professional development.

The PA will interact with other team members including staff medical oncologists, other trainees (residents and fellows), nurses, and other clinical and allied health staff both within DMOH and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

The PA will perform other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.

REPORTS TO :

Dr. Amit Oza (Head of DMOH), University Health Network

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS :

  • 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
  • Eligible to work in Canada / Ontario
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and with respect in an oral and written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complete and appropriate clinical assessment and development of a treatment plan in accordance with medical directives
  • Proficient and appropriate use of diagnostic and procedural skills
  • Demonstrated effective problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrated and proven ability to work in a collaborative care model with all members of the health care team
  • Demonstrated ability to perform well in critical and high stress situations
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education activities supporting ongoing professional learning
  • Demonstrated commitment to patient safety
  • Demonstrated ability to apply basic computer skills
  • Willingness to work with the DMOH team to develop appropriate medical directives and evolve the role to meet the patient / program needs
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