Physician Assistant -Multi Organ Transplant

Central Toronto Roselawn, ONTARIO | 6 days

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Position:          Physician Assistant
Site:                Toronto General Hospital Site, University Health Network
Reports to:      Program Medical Director
Department:    Multi Organ Transplant
Status:            Permanent Full-time
Salary:            $75,000 - $93,500 per annum based on skills and experience

With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a vision of achieving global impact through exemplary patient care, research and education, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together some of the world’s top medical, research and clinical specialists. The University Health Network, frequently ranked among Canada’s Top 100 Employers, represents the coming together of shared values and diverse expertise in patient care, research and education.

Each of our facilities – Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – makes a unique contribution to the whole. Together, we create something far greater than the sum of our parts. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. All sites - Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute contribute to the goal of providing the best patient care to a diverse and challenging patient population.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the UHN Multi Organ Transplant Program (MOT), one of the largest and most comprehensive organ transplant programs in North America. The MOT Program is committed to best practice and developing innovative guidelines and pathways to achieve an evidenced based approach to patient care. There is an active fellowship program and trainees rotate through the Program to learn from the various surgical and medical programs offered.


The Physician Assistant will be based at the Toronto General Site within the MOT Program. The MOT Program performs over 600 transplants a year including lung, heart, liver, kidney and pancreas transplants.

The PA will function as a vital part of this collaborative team of Physicians, Surgeons, Nurses, Nurse Practioners, Fellows and Allied Health Professionals providing care to Transplant patients in a physician-extender role. Their role will include, but will not be limited to, comprehensive inpatient medical management of transplant patients including assisting with patient admissions and discharges. The PA will have the opportunity to join a team that focuses on improvement and understands the importance of education and training in each member of the team. The PA will be offered training and educational opportunities and will be expected to develop their potential as a leader and teacher in the MOT Program. There is also potential for involvement in many of the research activities.

Principal responsibilities include utilizing and demonstrating a theoretical knowledge base and an advanced level of clinical competence in caring for Transplant patients. This involves collecting and interpreting data about the health of the patient and working with the transplant team to appropriately assess and manage complex patients. The PA will have the opportunity to support quality improvement and research activities. Responsibilities will also include participating in policy and procedure development as well as education and professional development. The PA will perform other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.

Successful individual will be required to work 8 to 12 hour shifts (days, evenings, nights) and weekends.


  • Graduate of a Physician Assistant Program (Canadian/US) or equivalent.
  • Certified by the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada or National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (US)
  • 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
  • Experience in a surgical setting preferred

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: July 29, 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.

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