Trillium Health Partners

Physician Assistant

System ID
Job Type
Full Time
Mississauga Hospital
Number of Positions

Job Description

Position: Physician Assistant

Department: Neuro/MSK

Posting ID: 2023-32143

Role Level: OPAA - Ontario Physician Assistant Association ($39.79/hr - $50.79/hr)

Status: Permanent Full Time (x 3)

Site: Mississauga Hospital

Hours of Work/Shifts: 8 hrs Monday-Friday (potential for a weekend rotation in the future)

Posted Date: March 16, 2023

Internal Deadline: Posted until filled


Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital, the Queensway Health Centre, and the Reactivation Center at Humber. Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.


Our Mission: A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community

Our Values: Compassion, Excellence, Courage

Our Goals: Quality, Access, Sustainability

Our Enablers: People, Education, Innovation, Research


Program/Unit Summary:


Within our Neuro/MSK program, 3 distinctive units are home to one of Canada’s most comprehensive multidisciplinary teams that provides exceptional, patient-centred care to patients who have been diagnosed with brain tumours, subdural hematoma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, arterial venous malformations and spinal surgery patients.


4J Neurosurgery, a 14-bed unit, is a Regional Centre for Neurosurgery. 3J Neurosurgery Special Care Unit is an 8-bed unit provides high observation to Neurosurgery patients post-operatively and patients with higher care needs than can be managed on a ward level. 4J Surgical Spine is a 16 bed unit that provides acute care to patients before and after spinal surgery. As a part of an academic centre, our Neuro team participates in ongoing research, quality improvement and professional development initiatives and the daily, life-saving work offers a wealth of unmatched learning opportunities. 


Position Summary:  


  • The Physician Assistant is a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program and is certified by the Physician Assistant Certification Council of Canada. New graduates of the PA program are encouraged to apply. 
  • The neurosurgical services are provided at the Mississauga Hospital location of THP. The PA works closely with the neurosurgeons supporting patient care on the inpatient unit.  
  • This position reports to the Director, Neuro/MSK program and to the Head of the Division of Neurosurgery for medical performance and works under the direction of the supervising Neurosurgeon. 


Key Responsibilities:


  • Performing comprehensive and problem-focused histories, physical examinations, patient screening, and appropriate laboratory and diagnostic studies.
  • Conducting daily hospital rounds, evaluating post-operative patients, assisting with discharge planning, and facilitating patient referral to the appropriate physician or agency.
  • Conducting routine follow-up visits with patients, returning phone calls from patients, and managing prescription refills.
  • Performing minor procedures on the unit after a skills assessment and satisfactory performance evaluation. These procedures will be initiated under a direct order or medical directive by a supervising surgeon.   
  • Upon completion of formal and informal education and documented competency, prescribing/ordering specific medications, but not narcotics, as delegated by the supervising physician.
  • Working collaboratively with an inter-professional team, including but not limited to surgeons, interventional radiology, residents/interns/medical students, nurse practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, and laboratory personnel.


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Candidates are selected on the basis of their skill, ability, experience and qualifications. Where these factors are relatively equal seniority shall govern providing the successful applicant.


 Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) is an equal opportunity employer who values the importance of antiracism work and is committed to integrating antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion best practices throughout THP operations, policies and culture. Therefore, we ask that even if you do not see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on this posting, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that candidates from underrepresented groups often only apply when they feel 100% qualified. We encourage all applicants who are members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Ontario Human Rights Code based on race, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nations, Métis or Inuk/Inuit person to consider this opportunity.


In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.


We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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