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Physician Assistant

Hamilton, ON
  • To be discussed
  • Full time
  • As soon as possible

Physician Assistant
Job Number: 97404
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: McMaster University Medical Centre
Status: Temporary Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 40.8900 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 52.4300
Post Date: Aug 30, 2022, 4:00:00 AM
Close Date (Period for Applying) - External
: Sep 29, 2022, 3:59:00 AM
Unit Summary

The Michael G. DeGroote Pain Clinic is the largest university-affiliated pain centre in Canada. It provides inter professional
clinical care to patients with chronic pain, as well as specialized training for health care professionals

Position Summary

Reporting to the Medical Director, the Physician Assistant (PA) will work under the direct supervision of the Physician.
The candidates will support the priorities of Ontario’s Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care by providing access to
quality care for patients who require specialized pain management, and by promoting the health and quality of life of acute
and chronic pain sufferers. PA patient care duties may include:
• Completing comprehensive and focused health histories
• Performing comprehensive and focused physical examinations
• Performing procedures as determined by MGDPC physicians
• Developing care plans in conjunction with MGDPC physicians
• Providing counseling on health care promotion and preventive health care
• Ordering, following up on, and interpreting laboratory or radiological investigations
• Serving as physician extenders for MGDPC physicians
• Performing controlled acts as delegated by MGDPC physicians
The PAs will assist with the organization and planning of care as well as the operational issues pertaining to ongoing
research studies in the division. In an evolving role, the PAs will function as integral members of the inter professional
team providing care for these highly complex patients.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; Days. This position is temporary until September 2023.


1. 2015 Graduate of Ontario Physician Assistant Program
2. Current and valid National Physician Assistant certification
3. Recent (2 years) experience general internal medicine or relevant experience
4. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
5. Demonstrated leadership to promote professional development
6. Demonstrated leadership and critical thinking skills
7. Demonstrated ability for independent action, initiative, problem-solving, organization and prioritization
8. Experience in the development and maintenance of medical devises
9. Demonstrated ability to work in a consultative role with all members of the multidisciplinary team
10. Ability to utilize information technology
11. Demonstrated commitment to patient and family centered care

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement


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