Physician Assistant- BMT/Cell Therapy
SickKids
Toronto, ON
Division of Haematology / Oncology

Section of BMT/Cell Therapy

The Physician Assistant (PA) will work within a multidisciplinary team on the inpatient Blood and Marrow Transplant/Cellular Therapy (BMT/CT) unit under the supervision of BMT/CT staff physicians. The position includes completing detailed clinical assessments of children, implementing medical directives, coordinating acquisition of appropriate investigations, reviewing cases with the medical team, and completing related administrative clinical documentation. Weekend/nights may be part of the job but initially would be a weekday position.

Here's What You'll Get to Do:
Daily assessment of pediatric BMT/CT patients admitted to the BMT/CT unit or located in other areas of the hospital
Complete physical examinations relevant to daily care
Implement medical directives for providing are including ordering bloodwork, medications and transfusions
Produce clinical documentation and reports using electronic medical record systems
Liaise with consultant services
Attend relevant patient care and teaching rounds
Participate in a customized paediatric PA clinical curriculum

Here’s What You’ll Need:
Educational requirement: Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physician Assistant) BScPA
Eligible certification with the Canadian Association of Physician’s Assistants
Ability to work in a busy clinical environment with appropriate attention to detail
Willingness to work according to our hospital policies and practice guidelines
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
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with children and their family members, as well as members of the multidisciplinary team
Ability to recognize clinical scenarios that require immediate attention from the staff physician and other team members
Clinical duties are based on shift work, which may vary over time, but necessarily will include some weekend days
Proficiency with computers and other office equipment

Employment Type: Temporary, Full-Time (one year contract with modified benefits)