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Physician Assistants will have the opportunity to be trained and scheduled for a variety of clinical settings, including all regional and provincial clinical programs in the facility.
Physician Assistants will join inter-professional care teams, and assist physicians with a variety of responsibilities at the discretion of the supervising physician, including: a) contributing to patient assessments e.g. gathering collateral data, taking histories, and completing admission and discharge notes, b) providing some follow up monitoring once the MRP-patient relationship is established and the patient consents, c) liaising with families, d) educating patients and families, e) communicating within the Waypoint care team and with external members of the patient care team, and f) documenting all aspects of care.
Physician Assistants will also contribute directly to several quality improvement initiatives in the hospital, including implementation of HQO's Quality Standards for Schizophrenia care, reduction of restraint and seclusion, integration of physical and mental health care, and potentially expansion of outpatient services.
Physician Assistants may complete additional responsibilities at the discretion of the supervising physician and in accordance with their formal and on-the-job training.
Providing support in the provision of services within the inter-professional teams under the direct or indirect supervision of, and at the request of, a physician
Assessing patient condition and needs based on interviews, interaction and direct observation and physical examination as appropriate; contributing to the development and implementation of therapeutic patient care and transition plans
Developing therapeutic rapport with patients and families and providing education
Documenting patient care and compliance with quality standards (under physician supervision)
Ordering, and conducting preliminary review of results of, investigations (under physician supervision)
Contributing to a safe, therapeutic environment through adherence to the PACCC standards, and program/facility-wide policies and procedures, including completing mandatory trainings
Graduate of an accredited physician assistant training program
Certified, or eligible to be certified, through the PACCC
Previous experience in mental health an asset
Experience with patient safety including emergency patient care procedures
Results oriented work ethic to work with graded responsibility, undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives, and deliver quality, consistent and timely results
Demonstrated collaborative, interpersonal and organizational skills
Proven written and verbal communication skills
Proven ability to adapt to change
Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
Proficiency in English language; working knowledge of French language an asset
Must meet the requirements of our COVID-19 Immunization Policy by providing proof of full vaccination, or a request and receipt of an accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code, including a medical exemption
How do I apply?
Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at https://employees.waypointcentre.ca and external applicants apply to http://www.waypointcentre.ca/i_want_to/join_your_teamquoting Job ID WC21-387. This position is open until filled. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified.
We are committed to diversity in the workplace and workplace well-being. As such, applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds such as First Nations, Inuit, Metis, members of a visible minority group and those with lived experience of mental health problems or illnesses are welcomed and encouraged. Waypoint welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon require for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.