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13.800 Physician Assistant, Neurosurgery (Temporary Full Time)

Job Summary 

The PA will be expected to see patients independently, take a clinical history pertinent to the problem at hand, carry out the appropriate physical examination, formulate an assessment plan, diagnosis, and create a management plan. The expectation will be that all patients will be reviewed by one of the four neurosurgeons.

Additional roles of the PA will be to educate patients, follow-up with patients to ensure that the correct management plan is being carried out, that compliance with treatment is occurring and that patients remain satisfied with their care. Minor procedures will be within the scope of the PA’s skill set.

Above average documentation and thoroughness is expected. Participation in teaching and educational rounds will be available. Additional learning opportunities will be supported.

Successful individual may be required to work any shift (days, evenings, nights) and weekends, including participating in a call schedule. Successful individuals will (upon completion of a supportive orientation period) be capable of providing care to patients in clinics, ER, in-patient wards, and the procedure/operating room.  Although this position is set for a one year term, the employment period may be extended based on performance and availability of funding.


  • Graduate of a Physician Assistant Program (Canadian/US) or equivalent.
  • Certified by the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada
  • Eligible to work in Canada/Ontario
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively and with respect in an oral and written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines
  • Demonstrates ability to perform complete and appropriate clinical assessment and development of a treatment plan in accordance with medical directives
  • Demonstrates proficient and appropriate use of diagnostic and procedural skills
  • Demonstrates effective problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Demonstrate ability to work in a collaborative care model with all members of the health care team
  • Demonstrates commitment to continuing education activities supporting ongoing professional learning
  • French Language proficiency an asset.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interests, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

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