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Physician Assistant - Emergency Department in Oakville at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 6/5/2018

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Job Description

Posting # 2018-824297


Position: Physician Assistant

Department: Emergency

Status: Temporary Full-time for approx. one year

Hours: Monday - Sunday (day, evening and night shifts - 12 hour shifts) *Hours are subject to change based on operational requirements

Site: Oakville Site

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions.   We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community. 

Unit Profile

The Emergency Department is a 54 bed unit that serves the communities of Halton, Halton Hills and the surrounding areas.  Last year, we had approximately 78,000 visits although the number is estimated to climb to 81,000 this year.  

Our ED serves patients of all ages and treats patients of every medical and mental health illness.

Our ED has uniquely built in a 5 bed mental health unit and a dedicated DI cluster to better service our patients. 

Our roaming triage model helps us to quickly triage patients and deploy them to the most appropriate area of the department where they will be treated. 

Our 24-hour staff are fortunate to be comprised of nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and many other members of a very robust multidisciplinary team.  Dedicated internal medicine in the ED working with two nurse practitioners helps to ensure comprehensive assessments of patients for timely referrals and/or admission.

This is what you'll be doing:

As a Physician Assistant, you will work collaboratively as part of our team in our well-equipped emergency department. Our site is supported by specialists in surgery, medicine, obstetrics, paediatrics, and psychiatry. While working with a team of health professionals in an interprofessional collaborative model and under the supervision of a physician, your role will include but not be limited to:

  • Conducting patient interviews and taking medical histories
  • Performing physical examinations and interpret findings
  • Organizing laboratory and diagnostic investigations
  • Performing certain controlled acts under medical directives delegated to you by a physician
  • Counselling patients on preventive healthcare
  • Organizing follow-up
  • Performing other duties within your competencies as a physician assistant.

This is what you'll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Experience working in an Emergency Department required
  • Completion of an accredited PA education program (Canada or USA)
  • Certified or eligible to be certified through the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada (PACC) or certified through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) for American educated/trained PAs.
  • Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS certification and NALS certification is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and with respect in both a verbal and written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines
  • Demonstrated competency to perform complete and appropriate clinical assessment and development of a treatment plan in accordance with medical directives
  • Proven problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative medical model of care with all members of the health care team
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record

Date Posted: May 29, 2018

Internal applications due by: June 5, 2018

excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you.  Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume. 

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.  

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.


All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products, We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.