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Physician Assistant (FT) - job post

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
2.8 out of 5
500 Church St, Penetanguishene, ON
$49.83–$61.10 an hour - Full-time
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Pay

  • $49.83–$61.10 an hour

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Weekends as needed
  • Night shift
  • Rotating shift

Location

500 Church St, Penetanguishene, ON

Full job description

POSITION TITLE

Physician Assistant

SHIFT TYPE

Rotating days, evenings, nights, weekends, & holidays

DEPT/PROGRAM
Medical Affairs
JOB CLASS
MGP07

EMPLOYMENT TYPE

Full Time

RATE OF PAY
$49.83-$61.10 per hour

WORK SCHEDULE

75.00 bi-weekly as per schedule

EMPLOYEE GROUP
Non-union

POSTING TYPE

Open

POSTING DATE
April 4, 2024

HYBRID ELIGIBLE

No

NUMBER
1

Waypoint provides comprehensive team-based care, and has included Physician Assistants in the delivery of Integrated Care since 2020. This position will join our existing team and be primarily be located on the Horizon Program, a 28 bed geriatric psychiatry tertiary program which provides specialized geriatric assessments for 65 years and older or age related illness, with a full-time, on unit geriatric psychiatrist and a compliment of physical health hospitalists.


Waypoint offers great learning opportunities within a supportive environment, with accessible supervision in a setting ideal for skill consolidation; an excellent opportunity for recent grads. Under the supervising physician, these may include: a) contributing to comprehensive patient assessments e.g. gathering collateral data, taking histories, and completing admission and discharge notes, b) providing follow up c) liaising with families, d) educating patients and families, e) communicating within the Waypoint care team and with external members of the patient care team, and f) documenting all aspects of care g) contributing to complex discharge planning.

To support team members working at top of scope, Physician Assistants may complete additional responsibilities at the discretion of the supervising physician and in accordance with their formal and on-the-job training.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Providing support in the provision of services within the inter-professional teams under the direct or indirect supervision of, and at the request of, a physician
  • Assessing patient condition and needs based on interviews, interaction and direct observation and physical examination as appropriate; contributing to the development and implementation of therapeutic patient care and transition plans
  • Developing therapeutic rapport with patients and families and providing education
  • Documenting patient care and compliance with quality standards (under physician supervision)
  • Ordering, and conducting preliminary review of results of, investigations (under physician supervision)
  • Contributing toa safe, therapeutic environment through adherence to the PACCC standards, and program/facility-wide policies and procedures, including completing mandatory trainings
  • Contribute directly to quality improvement initiatives both at the unit level and organizationally.


REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited physician assistant training program
  • Certified, or eligible to be certified, through the PACCC
  • Preference for previous experience working with geriatric patient population and/or additional certifications/education in geriatrics
  • Previous experience in mental health an asset
  • Experience with patient safety including emergency patient care procedures
  • Results oriented work ethic to work with graded responsibility, undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives, and deliver quality, consistent and timely results
  • Demonstrated collaborative, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to adapt to change
  • Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
  • Proficiency in English language; working knowledge of French language an asset
  • Must meet the requirements of our COVID-19 Immunization Policy by providing proof of full vaccination, or a request and receipt of an accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code, including a medical exemption


HOW DO I APPLY?

Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at https://employees.waypointcentre.ca and external applicants apply to http://www.waypointcentre.ca/i_want_to/join_your_team quoting Job ID WC24-99. Please Note: This posting will remain open until filled. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified.

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