Physician Assisant – Huron Community FHT (Seaforth)

1 Year Contract (March 2014) Located in Huron County in Southwestern Ontario, the Huron community Family Health Team is a progressive team of health professionals with an integrated approach to healthcare. Our office is located in Seaforth, Ontario. We are currently seeking a Physician Assistant (PA) – 1 year Maternity Leave contract position (5 days per week - 37.5 hours) (March 2014) with strong commitment and the ability to work collaboratively in a team setting. The successful candidate will demonstrate core competencies through successful completion of a recognized Physician Assistant education program. Physician Assistants (PAs) are physician extenders and not independent practitioners; they work with a degree of autonomy, negotiated and agreed on by the supervising physician(s) and the PA. PAs can work in any clinical setting to extend physician services. PAs complement existing services and aid in improving patient access to health care. A relationship with a supervising physician is essential to the role of the PA. Activities may include conducting patient interviews, histories and physical examinations; performing selected diagnostic and therapeutic interventions or procedures; and counseling patients on preventive health care. As a vital member of the patient focused team, you will provide primary care services in conjunction with all health care professionals and will assist the ongoing development of primary care programs and resources. You possess excellent clinical skills, well developed communication, teaching and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently and a willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team. If you would like to be part of this supportive and progressive Family Health Team, please submit a covering letter and resume by email: to info@hcfht.ca by 5 pm. December 27, 2013. Only those offered an interview will be contacted.