Physician Assistant

Job Description


Your Opportunity:

Alberta Health Services, Edmonton Zone Medical Affairs, is currently recruiting for a Physician Assistant to join the University of Alberta Hospital in the CVICU Department in the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.This role reports to the Primary Supervising Physician and functions within a dynamic multi-disciplinary team. Under the Supervision of a Physician, the Physician Assistant (PA) will provide general medical care to patients with a wide variety of medical conditions within the Hospital Medicine portfolio. This position will offer the PA an opportunity to work to the full scope of practice. Your passion and motivation combined with our commitment to set new standards of excellence make Alberta Health Services the right choice for you.


The primary responsibility of the Physician Assistant (PA) is to provide comprehensive direct patient care, within their skill matrix, as a central member of the team. The PA is responsible to perform comprehensive assessments, make differential diagnoses, order appropriate testing, and plan the clinical management of patients. The PA provides leadership and actively participates in this program development and evaluation. The PA is expected to participate in interdisciplinary collaboration in the provision of patient care.The Physician Assistant is required to:Provide direct clinical care to patients and consult with and refer to other health care professionals as indicated.Recommend and explain appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment.Instruct and educate patients.Confer with patients or family members to address any follow- up care concerns.Fully document all aspects of patient care and assist with completion of all required documentation.Review clinical care in the light of evidence-based literature.Provide and document clinical instructions as required.Support discharge planning process as needed.Deal regularly with community physicians, other health care providers, and community organizations to facilitate ongoing comprehensive patient care management.Ensure continuing education, training and development is undertaken to meet CAPA and patient care requirements.Work collaboratively with all health care providers, patients and families, to ensure continuity of care is maintained.Encourage and ensure good working relationships with all members of the team.In exceptional circumstances, provide additional services under the direction and supervision of a Physician, within the clinical competence of the PA.Work within AHS Policies and Procedures.

  • Classification: Physician Assistant
  • Union: Exempt
  • Department: Cardiac Surgery ICU Acute Care
  • Primary Location: U of A Hospital
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Hours per Shift: 8.25, 11.25
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 10, 7
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
  • Required Qualifications:

    Graduation from a recognized Physician Assistant Education Program.A certified Physician Assistant with one of the following credentials:Canadian Certified Physician Assistant (CCPA), granted by the Physician.Assistants Certification Council of the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants, or Physician Assistant.Certified (PA-C), granted by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants in the United States of America.Registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CPSA).

    Additional Required Qualifications:

    As Required.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    As Required.