Physician Assistant (Term) – North York FHT (Toronto)

POSITION: Physician Assistant – Full- Time Contract (December 2017- December 2018)

REPORTING TO: Clinical Manager


The physician assistant, under the direction of the Clinical Manager, will provide comprehensive primary health care services to the patient population of a family physicians’ clinic within the North York Family Health Team (NYFHT). The PA works collaboratively with physicians and allied health professionals to optimize quality, evidence-based patient care.


Working with a team of health professionals in an inter-professional, collaborative primary care setting and under the supervision of a physician. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting patient interviews and taking medical histories;
  • Performing focused clinical assessment/physical examinations, formulating treatment plans and patient referral;
  • Performing selected diagnostic and therapeutic interventions
  • Ordering and interpreting patient laboratory and radiological results;
  • Communicating care plans and providing medical updates to patients and their families
  • Counselling on preventative health care and chronic disease management
  • Monitoring patient progress and response to treatment
  • Performing certain acts under medical directives delegated by a physician


  • Completion of an accredited PA program
  • Preference given to those with at least one year of primary care experience
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and experience with EMRs
  • Current CPR— HCP certification

If interested, please apply to the attention of Human Resources by: Email: Please note only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Please be advised that all successful candidates are required to provide a satisfactory background verification/criminal reference check.

The North York Family Health Team is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates who reflect the diversity of our community, including men and women, aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities. We seek to attract and retain individuals who will work together to create and sustain a vibrant, healthy, safe and caring community.  While all responses will be appreciated and handled in strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.