Summary Physician Assistant near Grand Falls-Windsor (NL)
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "physician assistant" was moved from the group Allied primary health practitioners (NOC 3124) to the group Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals (NOC 31303).
Find key facts and figures about working as a physician assistant. The following information is applicable to all Physician assistants, midwives and allied health professionals (NOC 31303).
Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Physician assistants and midwives provide primary health care and treatment in conjunction with physicians and in collaboration with other health professionals. Physician assistants provide a range of health services to patients delivering preventive and continuous care toward the management of patients' health. Midwives provide full-course care to women and their babies during the pre- and post-natal period. This unit group also includes professionals, such as genetic counsellors, orthoptists and pathologists’ assistants, who work in collaboration with primary health occupations. Genetic counsellors assess individual or family risk of genetic conditions, and provide information to individuals, families and healthcare providers to promote informed choice. Orthoptists diagnose and treat binocular
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This occupation usually requires a university degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate).
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- Death counselling
- Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
- Infection control
- Care for, assess and monitor the health of newborns and refer infants to appropriate medical services as required
- Manage labour and spontaneous normal deliveries
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