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Physician Assistant, Emergency – Full Time- Markham Site

Markham Stouffville Hospital

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted February 14, 2024.

Land acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississauga’s of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississauga’s of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.

 

Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of respect, trust, commitment, compassion and courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills

 

What we are looking for:

 

The Physician Assistant will work with this Interprofessional team at the Oak Valley Health Markham Stouffville Hospital ED site under the supervision of the physician and in accordance with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s policy on delegation. The Physician Assistant will assist in the acute assessment work up, treatment and disposition of patients presenting to the Emergency Department. Work will be in the Emergency Department and the candidate will join a team of as physician extenders.

 

The PA will perform physical examinations on patients, assess and evaluate medical test, carry out various procedures, conduct blood tests, communicate progress to patient and team, monitor the patient’s medical and health histories, and provide discharge planning and instructions. Other specific duties will be assigned as the relationship evolves.

 

  • Direct Patient care – interviewing patient / history and physical
  • Performing and assisting with procedures and tasks
  • Medical Documentation – patient record, outpatient referrals
  • Communication with patient, families, supervising physician, allied health

 

What you bring to the role:

 

  • Graduate from a Physician Assistant Education Accredited (Canadian or U.S.) Program
  • Certification of Physician Assistants (CCPA) preferred, NCCPA also accepted
  • Experience working in an Emergency Department setting strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated skills in adults and Paediatric physical and mental health assessment – ER specific
  • Flexible with superior organization skills and the ability to work efficiently to prioritize multiple, competing tasks in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to perform in stressful, critical/emergency situations, flexibility and ability to change and adapt
  • Effective team member and communicator who motivates and inspires others to deliver the optimal quality of care to patients
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative practice model with an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion, and take initiative while working with confidential patient information and responding to patient inquiries
  • Demonstrated expertise in decision-making and evidence-based practice make decisions
  • Superior work ethic, professionalism and reliability; demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service
  • Superior written/oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills; ability to effectively convey factual information and detailed explanations
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required

 

Work Schedule:

The successful candidate will need to be available to work 10 hour day and evening shifts.

 

Ability to work Days/ evening/nights/stat holidays as needed.

 

Please note that shifts are subject to change based on the operational needs of the department.

 

Compensation:

BAND G $43.92-$53.94 per hour

Annual Salary: $85,644.00-$ 105,183.00

 

Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 468,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).

 

Our 542 physicians, 35 midwives, over 3,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?

 

 

COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Oak Valley Health diversity statement 

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration and we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of Oak Valley Health. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.

 

We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity 2023. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI. 

 

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