Physician Assistant - Emergency Department - Temporary part-time 2023-231868

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Date Posted: 6/12/2023

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Reference No.: 2023-231868

Position Type: Temporary part-time

Department: Emergency Department

FTE Status: 0.50

Hours of Work: Other

Campus Site: Other

Shifts Weekday Required: Other

Shifts Weekend Required: Other

Statutory Holiday(s) Required: No

We currently have a Temporary Part-time (0.5 FTE, until approx. October 2023) opportunity for a Physician Assistant in the Emergency Department at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work: Weekdays & Weekends: Days, Evenings, and Nights; 10 hrs; As per schedule, Statutory Holidays Required

Summary of Duties

The Emergency Department seeks a certified Physician Assistant to join its well-established PA program involved in the provision of clinical care, participation in quality and safety processes and involvement in trainee education. There is an existing active training program for undergraduate and postgraduate medical trainees and a strong physician assistant undergraduate training program.

The PA staff is fully integrated into all components of departmental operations. There is a full set of medical directives, an internal training process including ACLS and ultrasound training and the opportunity to participate in a wide range of academic activities.

The successful applicant will provide clinical services under the direct supervision of Emergency Department attending physicians, participate in medical education and play a significant role in patient safety.

  • Obtain health history as appropriate, including patient demographics, chief complaint, history of the present illness or injury, past medical, surgical, family and psychosocial history, medications, allergies and systems review.
  • Conduct comprehensive and focused physical assessments and interpret findings. This includes assessment of vital signs and examination of all major body systems. In addition, the PA performs psychological, ob-gyn, neonatal, paediatric and geriatric assessments.
  • Utilize primary and secondary assessment results to formulate a differential diagnosis and determine if further clinical investigation is required.
  • Order and complete preliminary interpretation of necessary diagnostic tests, which may include, but are not limited to, haematology, microbiology, chemistry, serology, urinalysis, blood gas, ECG, peak flow and plain film x-ray.
  • Perform the following diagnostic procedures: ECG, Peak expiratory flow tests, Slit lamp examination (including fluorescein dye and intraocular pressure measurement), Visual acuity, Pap smear.
  • Collect blood samples (arterial and venous), minor surgical samples, body secretions and body fluids (semen, sputum, wound drainage, and urine).
  • Formulate a treatment and management plan based on assessment and investigation results, availability of services and special needs of patient.


  • Certified or eligible to be certified through the Physician Assistant’s Certification Council (PACC) or National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Membership with the Canadian Association of the Physician Assistants
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an interprofessional healthcare environment

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 231868 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is an equal opportunity employer.