JOB POSTING #897705 (please note there's been an update to the posting re: hours of work)
JOB TITLE: Physician Assistant
LOCATION: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
CLINICAL AREA: Surgical Oncology
REPORTS TO: Dr. Antonio Finelli
HOURS: 37.5 hours per week
SALARY RANGE: $76,440 to $95,550 per annum
STATUS: Permanent full-time
With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a vision of achieving global impact through exemplary patient care, research and education, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together some of the world’s top medical, research and clinical specialists. 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 Urology at University Health Network is an integral part of the Department of Surgical Oncology. The Division is comprised of advanced clinical, surgical and research programs in uro-oncology, neuro-urology and voiding dysfunction. Based at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre with clinics at Toronto General, and Toronto Western Hospitals, the Division currently has 10 full time clinical faculty members who collaborate in patient care, education, research and innovation. The Division is committed to providing the highest quality care for patients. Providing care includes ensuring the highest quality surgical techniques, staying at the forefront of innovation all the while providing the sensitive environment to care for our patients.
The Physician Assistant (PA) will be based at the Princess Margaret Hospital but will function at all sites: Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital. The PA will report to the Division Head, Urology. Working within a defined scope and with identified populations, the PA will work closely with the assigned supervising physician(s) within agreed upon guidelines and under specific medical directives.
The PA will function as a vital part of the team of surgeons, nurses, clinical fellows and allied health professionals providing care for oncology patients in a physician-extender role. This will include but will not be limited to ambulatory clinic patient assessments, (exercising clinical skills, physical examination, interpretation of test results, ordering of tests and procedures) and comprehensive inpatient unit medical management. The PA will be offered training and education opportunities both at orientation and also at an ongoing basis. There is also potential for involvement in many of the research clinical trials available onsite.
The principal responsibilities include: utilizing and demonstrating a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and advanced level of clinical competence in caring for uro-oncology patients. 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 uro-oncologists, other PAs, trainees (residents and fellows), nurses, and other clinical and allied health staff both within the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The PA will perform other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate of a Physician Assistant Program (Canadian/US) or equivalent.
Certified by the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada or National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (US)
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
Experience in a surgical/oncology setting preferred
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
POSTED DATE: April 26, 2022 CLOSING DATE: Until filled
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.