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Temporary - Physician Assistant - Department of Surgery - Thoracic Surgery

by London Health Sciences Centre

Reference #: 101563
Position Type: Temporary, Full-time
Remote work options: No
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: May 23, 2024
London Health Sciences Centre

Job Description

Posting Period


Open:        May 24, 2024

Deadline:   June 6, 2024


Department Name


Physician Assistant - Department of Surgery - Thoracic Surgery

Reporting to the Clinical Leader/Manager and under the direction and supervision of a registered Physician, and in accordance with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s policy on delegation, the Physician Assistant (PA) provides medical care to patients based on instituted medical Directives.  This includes selected assessment, treatment and disposition functions.

The Physician Assistant will be based at the Victoria Hospital Site in the Division of Thoracic Surgery. The Thoracic Surgeons at this hospital specialize in Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer Surgery, and Esophageal Surgery. The PA will function as a vital part of our collaborative team of health care workers in a surgeon-extender role. Their role will include, but will not be limited to, day-to-day inpatient care, outpatient clinic assessments and follow-up visits, and assisting in the Operating Room. With the Division of Thoracic Surgery’s focus on education and training, this PA role provides the opportunity for a motivated individual to develop their potential as a leader and teacher in this Division. There is also potential for involvement in many of the research projects that are ongoing at our facility.

Temporary Full-time

Rate of Pay:       $44.33 per hour - $55.41 per hour

Hours of Work:   37.5 Hours per week

Duration:      12 months


  • Four (4) year Undergraduate Degree in Health Sciences (Physician Assistant) and completion of 2 year Physician Assistant program
  • Current through the Physician Assistant’s aCertification Council (PACC)
  • Current BLS for Healthcare Providers course: BLS-HCP(C) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification for which you can provide proof upon request
  • ATLS certification preferred
  • Advanced ability to perform in stressful and critical/emergency situations
  • Advanced flexibility and ability to adapt to change
  • Strong critical thinking, decision-making skills, and analytical and conceptual skills
  • Advanced organizational skills
  • Advanced communication skills (both verbal and written) and facilitation/presentation skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft and Windows based technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to provide principals of patient family centred care
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to patient and staff safety at LHSC
  • Demonstrated practice and commitment to LHSC’s Vision, Purpose, and Values
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Immunization Requirements:  

  • Before beginning employment at LHSC, all new hires will be required to: 
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/ Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis;  
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step);  
  • Provide proof of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccination reflective of Ontario Health’s current definition of being fully vaccinated  
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If interested in this role, please apply with a resume that outlines all current and previous experience relevant to the position. 

We are committed to providing a safe, healthy and inclusive work environment that inspires respect. ?LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from equity-denied groups including Indigenous people, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+ persons. LHSC is also committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive recruitment process.? Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove any barrier to the hiring process to reasonably accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities, while maintaining a fair, consistent and equitable recruitment approach.? Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Recruitment Services at 519-685-8500, extension #34321 or

As part of the selection process applicants may be required to complete an examination or test. Please be advised that a reference check may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 6 months. 

Please be advised, if you are seeking employment on a temporary work or study permit we recommend reviewing work permit restrictions as it applies to healthcare organizations in Canada. As per the Government of Canada, LHSC is considered a hospital/healthcare organization, even if an employee is functioning in a non-patient facing role. Individuals on a work or study permit seeking employment in this sector may be required to complete additional steps in the process, including but not limited to a medical exam, which may also apply to employees looking to renew their work permits. It is the employee’s accountability to ensure they are adhering to their specific work permit restrictions, and we encourage all candidates and LHSC employees to be proactive and review restrictions as soon as possible as it could be a lengthy process. 

Application Contact Information

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