Physician Assistant - General Surgery
Trillium Health Partners
Mississauga, ON, CA
6d ago

Physician Assistant - General Surgery

System ID 2022-28082 Job Type Full Time Location Credit Valley Hospital Number of Positions 1 Unionized Non-Union

Job Description

Position : Physician Assistant - General Surgery

File : 2022-28082

Status : Full Time (x1)

Role Level : OPAA - Ontario Physician Assistant ($39.40-$50.29)

Dept / Health System : Surgery & Peri-Operative Program

Hours of Work / Shifts : 8 hour shifts - Monday-Friday (with potential for a weekend rotation in future)

Posted : July 19, 2022

Internal Deadline : Open until filled

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital and the Queensway Health Centre, Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.

Our Mission : A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community

Our Values : Compassion, Excellence, Courage

Our Goals : Quality, Access, Sustainability

Our Enablers : People, Education, Innovation, Research

Position Summary :

The Surgical Physician Assistant is a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program and is certified by the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada.

This position will support general surgery patients admitted to the Credit Valley Hospital. The PA will work closely with the general surgeons supporting patient care on the inpatient unit.

This position reports to the Director, Surgery and Peri-Operative Programs; reports to the Head of the division of General Surgery for medical performance and works under the direction of the a supervising general surgeon.

The PA role and responsibilities will include :

  • Performing comprehensive and problem-focused histories, physical examinations, patient screening, and appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies in the emergency room patients
  • Conducting daily hospital rounds, evaluating post-operative patients, assisting with discharge planning, and facilitating patient referral to the appropriate physician or agency
  • Conducting routine follow-up visits with patients, returning phone calls from patients, and managing prescription refills
  • Assisting with surgical procedures and performing minor procedures on the unit after a skills assessment and satisfactory performance evaluation, including removing surgical drains, inserting and removing Foley catheters, inserting and removing nasogastric tubes, applying superficial stitches / skin staples, performing dressing changes, administering first doses of medications such as labetolol, and other procedures as deemed appropriate.
  • These procedures will be initiated under a direct order or medical directive by a supervising surgeon.

  • Upon completion of formal and informal education and documented competency, prescribing / ordering specific medications, but not narcotics, as delegated by the supervising physician.
  • Working collaboratively with an interprofessional team, including but not limited to surgeons, interventional radiology, residents / interns / medical students, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, and laboratory personnel.
  • Location :

    We offer employees, in roles that are conducive to remote work, the flexibility and the right mix of remote and in-office work (approximately 80 / 20).

    Acknowledging that the primary works space will be remote work from home, but there will be times when onsite presence is appropriate just as there will be times when onsite presence may not be possible.

    The expectation is that remote work locations, as part of the Flex First program, will be in the employee’s place of residence, and adhere to all THP policies and procedures, with special consideration towards privacy.

    Since employees should be available to return to the workplace with 24 hours’ notice, remote work outside of the province or country is not acceptable.

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