Physician Assistant – Medical Oncology and Hematology – Toronto

  • Company:
    University Health Network
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    14 hours ago
  • Category:
    Health Care

JOB TITLE:
Physician Assistant
LOCATION:
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
CLINICAL AREA: Medical Oncology and Hematology
AREA OF FOCUS: Allogeneic Transplant
REPORTS TO:
Staff Physican, Medical Oncology and Hematology
DURATION:
Permanent, full-time (two positions)
SALARY RANGE: $75,000 – $93,500 per annum based on skills and experience
University Health Network (UHN)
is looking for two
Physician Assistants
to join our
Medical Oncology and Hematology Department .
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network , where above all else the needs of patients come first, encompasses
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN . The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has 12 site groups and 26 specialty clinics, and almost 3,000 staff who see over 400,000 patient visits every year. Its 800,000 square feet house 130 inpatient beds, 373,000 square feet of research space and 17 radiation treatment machines, making it one of the largest comprehensive cancer treatment facilities in the world and the largest radiation treatment centre in Canada. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
The
Division of Medical Oncology and Hematology (DMOH)
is an academic and service unit within the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre/University Health Network (UHN) and Sinai Health System (SHS). DMOH at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is the largest such program in Canada, and is among the largest in North America. Comprised of about seventy senior physicians, the program is supported by outstanding institutional infrastructure, pathology, medical imaging, molecular diagnostics and clinical genomics programs and, by a wide medical and allied-health multidisciplinary team. The program supports extensive clinical, translational, and basic research initiatives including a large clinical trials program. Additionally, DMOH supports a comprehensive training program attracting both national and international fellows. The division is organized into four main service areas – (i) Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplant, (ii) Leukemia, (iii) Lymphoma, Myeloma and Auto Blood and Marrow Transplant (LMT) and (iv) Solid Tumor – with daily ambulatory clinics and approximately 120 inpatient beds where an interdisciplinary team of physicians is dedicated to inpatient care.
POSITION SUMMARY:
The PA joining the team would participate in the day to day management of patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis and assist in the management of side effects in close collaboration with staff physicians, oncology fellows, nurses and other support personnel.
The PA will be based at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, and function within DMOH and provide patient care in a team setting, both in ambulatory clinics and the inpatient unit. The PA will provide patient assessments, investigations, symptom management, and follow up care for select high volume services within DMOH, for both newly diagnosed oncology patients, and those undergoing continuing treatment.
The PA will assist the attending staff in the inpatient management of our inpatient units, provide symptom management and discharge planning. The PA will have the opportunity to join one or more of our service areas to focus on improving and enhancing the access to care, the quality of care, and therapy related symptom management for patients undergoing systemic treatment. The PA will be offered training and educational opportunities both at orientation and also at an ongoing basis, and will be expected to develop their potential as a leader and teacher in DMOH. There is also potential for involvement in many of the research clinical trials available onsite.
Principal responsibilities include utilizing and demonstrating a theoretical knowledge and advanced level of clinical competence and excellence in caring for DMOH patients. This involves collecting and interpreting data about the health of patients, symptom management, developing a medical diagnosis and management plan – in a team environment. The PA will play a vital role on the interprofessional team and will have quality improvement, research and administrative responsibilities. There will also be opportunities to participate in policy or clinical pathway development as well as education and professional development. The PA will interact with other team members including staff medical oncologists, other trainees (residents and fellows), nurses, and other clinical and allied health staff both within DMOH and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The PA will perform other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.
REPORTS TO:
Staff Physician, Medical Oncology and Hematology, University Health Network
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada (PACCC) or eligible to be certified by PACCC
Eligible to work in Canada/Ontario
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and with respect in an oral and written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines
Demonstrated ability to perform complete and appropriate clinical assessment and development of a treatment plan in accordance with medical directives
Proficient and appropriate use of diagnostic and procedural skills
Demonstrated effective problem solving and critical thinking skills
Demonstrated and proven ability to work in a collaborative care model with all members of the health care team
Demonstrated ability to perform well in critical and high stress situations
Demonstrated commitment to continuing education activities supporting ongoing professional learning
Demonstrated commitment to patient safety
Demonstrated ability to apply basic computer skills
Willingness to work with the DMOH team to develop appropriate medical directives and evolve the role to meet the patient/program needs
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions
POSTED DATE: February 6, 2020
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.