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Physician Assistant, RFT
Mental Health Services
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Mission: Together, advancing compassionate, quality care.
Vision: An Exceptional Community Hospital - Setting Standards, Exceeding Expectations.
Values: Respect, Teamwork, Compassion, Trust, Knowledge, Accountability.
Mental Health Services
# OF POSITIONS:
POSTING DATE: 4 December 2013
ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill, Experience)
-Physician Assistant Degree
-Licensure or eligible for licensing as a Physician's Assistant in Ontario
-Maintenance of credentialing and licensing
-Experience and expertise in working with the geriatric population, including both physical and mental health care
-Intermediate knowledge of and experience utilizing a personal computer and word processing skills required
ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES (Personal Skills and Attributes)
-Demonstrated commitment to working within an interprofessional team
-Good organizational skills.
-Ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy clinical environment and work independently
-Above average oral and written communication skills
-Ability to effectively communicate and work with physicians, residents, nurses, patients, families, staff, other health care professionals, and management.
-Ability to work with and maintain confidentiality of patient, patient account, and personnel data
-Seeking continuously to improve the quality of care provided by the GMHOT
-Demonstrated ability to support and embrace the philosophy of Service Excellence and Patient and Family Centred Care.
-Demonstrated participation in building a culture of safety and partnering with others to improve the safety of patient care processes and systems.
-Demonstrated performance reflecting the Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.
ACCOUNTABILITIES (Major Responsibilities of the Position)
-Attend outreach appointments and participate in initial evaluation and longitudinal care
-Contribute to the plan of care with the GMHOT
-Provide education, instruction and ongoing support to care providers in LTC setting, and or any other care providers involved in the patients care plan i.e. CCAC
-Complete appropriate documentation of all evaluations, care, and services rendered in the medical record and make appropriate referral for consultations
-Respond to telephone inquiries of patients and provide appropriate mental health care, referral for consultation or counseling
-Provide follow-up and health maintenance care including the appropriate adjustment of medications in accordance with established protocols or in response to specific instructions from the Attending Physician
-Participate in rounding with Attending Physician several times per week
-Provide routine mental health management of inpatient care of GMHOT patients, including ordering of diagnostic tests, labs, x-rays, medications (within the scope of the PA license)
-Participate in multidisciplinary rounds and communication of treatment plans with psychiatrist, nursing staff, and families.
-Manage discharge of GMHOT patients with appropriate disposition, follow-up planning, adjunctive therapy management and education
-Attend to Geriatric Mental Health emergency room patients who present with a mental health concern
-Collaborate with Emergency Room physician to assist in the disposition of the patient
-Coordinate Urgent Care referrals to the Psychiatrist