Regular Full Time Physician Assistant - 37.5 Hours/week

  • Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Dec 30, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Regular Full Time Physician Assistant - 37.5 Hours/week

Hamilton Health Sciences

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

 Please apply at and search for posting #102196


Unit Summary

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at McMaster Children’s Hospital is comprised of a Level III NICU, a Level IIc nursery and a neonatal transport team, providing medical and surgical care to neonates and their families and serving a broad geographic area within southern Ontario.  The interdisciplinary team provides family-centered care with a strong focus on evidence-based best practice and continuous quality improvement.  McMaster NICU is actively involved in a number of collaborative quality improvement initiatives provincially, nationally and internationally.

Position Summary

The Physician Assistant (PA) will work under the direct supervision of an immediately available Neonatal Intensive Care Physician within a multidisciplinary team in an academic Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The Physician Assistant will play a major role in facilitating consistent application of clinical protocols and continuity of care, and will also identify patients with acute clinical issues common to NICU and work within the multidisciplinary team to appropriately manage patient care. The Physician Assistant will provide a full range of physician assistant services in accordance with privileges granted via a medical directive, request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated, order diagnostic tests as applicable, prescribe and dispense medications as delineated by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

Schedule Work Hours

Variable hours (days, nights, weekends, holidays)

Qualifications - External

Graduate of Physician Assistant Program
• Prior experience in a Critical Care setting an asset
• Demonstrated ability to make decisions in times of emergencies
• Demonstrated ability to work alongside Intensivists, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and other Health Care Professionals
• Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to promote professional development
• Demonstrated leadership and critical thinking skills
• Demonstrated commitment to patient and family-centered care
• Demonstrated ability for independent action, initiative, problem-solving, organization and prioritization

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

EEO Statement

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.


This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

Please apply at and search for posting #102196


Job Category

Physician, Physician Leadership


Hamilton, Ontario, Canada