Physician Assistant - Prime Care FHT (Milton)

Job Posting:  Physician Assistant – Permanent Full-Time Start Date: December 5, 2016

Prime Care Family Health Team  The Prime Care Family Health Team is looking to recruit a dedicated and experienced Physician Assistant to our dynamic team.  The Physician Assistant will collaborate with our 14 Family Physicians, as well as work within a centralized location with our team members, including: Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, Dietitian, Psychologist, Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapist, etc. We are located in Milton; a thriving mixed urban and rural community of 100,000 in the Region of Halton, less than 1 hour from Toronto, Mississauga and Hamilton. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter that clearly demonstrates how previous skills and experience correspond to the following qualifications. Roles and Responsibilities: Job Description
  • Integrates Physician Assistant clinical skills, procedural skills and professional attitudes, which are directed to effective patient-centered care
  • Collect and interpret information, make appropriate clinical decisions, and carry out diagnostic and therapeutic interventions
  • Conducting patient interviews and taking medical histories
  • Performing physical examinations and interpret findings
  • Performing certain acts under medical directives delegated by a physician
  • Counselling patients on preventive healthcare
  • Track patients with one or more risk factors and notify for re-screening and assessment.
  • Organizing follow-up
  • Performing other duties within your competencies as a physician assistant.
  • Prepare Quarterly Service Reports for MOHLTC requirements
  • Attend monthly team meetings
Assessment Treatment/Management
  • Function effectively as a physician extender to provide optimal, ethical and patient-centered medical care
  • Apply clinical knowledge, appropriate to patient care
  • Perform a complete and appropriate assessment of a patient and formulate a clinical treatment plan
  • Implement effective management plans that include preventive and therapeutic interventions
  • Demonstrate appropriate procedural skills, both diagnostic and therapeutic
  • Seek appropriate consultation from the supervising physician and other health
  • Appropriately adapt scope of practice within the specific clinical setting of the supervising physician
  • Identify and appropriately respond to relevant ethical issues arising in patient care
  • Effectively and appropriately prioritize professional duties when faced with multiple patients and problems
  • Demonstrate compassionate and patient-centered care
  • Recognize and respond to the ethical dimensions in medical decision-making
  • Receive referrals from FHT Physicians and FHT healthcare practitioners and consult with these referring practitioners
  • Provides consultation to health care team regarding clinical situations (within area of expertise)
  • Refer to IHP’s, as required
Prime Care FHT provides a competitive salary and paid vacation/sick days. If you are a qualified candidate for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to Prime Care FHT at, attention to Linda Gibson by October 28, 2016. We thank all applicants for expressing interest in this position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.