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More Allied Primary Health Practitioner Jobs in Canada
  • Medical Assistant/Medical Office Administrator
    Scarborough, ON - Markham, ON, LMC Diabetes & Endocrinology
    proud to be one of Canada's Best Workplaces™. Currently, our rapidly expanding team is in need of a Medical Assistant... areas to ensure efficient use of the facility and the Physician's schedule Ensure proper documentation (i.e. patient...
  • Clinic Clerical Assistant- Medicine Clinics
    Ontario, Trillium Health Partners
    Position: Clinic Clerical Assistant Status: Casual (x2) Dept: Medicine Clinic Site: Queensway Health Centre... Posted: June 15, 2017 Internal Deadline: June 22, 2017 The Clinic Clerical Assistant provides clerical support...
  • Dental Assistant - Conway Interfaith Clinic - Part Time
    Arkansas - St Vincent, AB
    incompatibilities Performs x-ray as directed by physician and inserts in medical records Willingly helps others in a pleasant... of present/potential problems Communication Calls attention of physician to special needs of patient Answer patient...
  • Medical Assistant Senior, FT, Days, Family Care Surrey Hills, INTEGRIS Medical Group
    Oklahoma - Yukon
    Medical Assistant Senior Job Code: 2309 Medical Assistant for Dr. Hollrah at the Family Care Surrey Hills. May... under fill with a Medical Assistant - 2316. To learn more about this clinic and location use the link below. Position Summary...


3124 Allied primary health practitioners

This unit group includes nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives who provide primary health care and treatment in conjunction with physicians and in collaboration with other health professionals. Nurse practitioners and 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. Nurse practitioners are employed in community health centres, hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation centres. Physician assistants usually work in private practice, including group or team practices, hospitals and clinics. Midwives are employed in hospitals, clinics, birthing centres or in private practice.

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Main duties

Nurse practitioners perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Examine patients and take their medical histories and consult with physicians and other medical practitioners to evaluate patients' physical and mental health
  • Order laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures
  • Inoculate and vaccinate patients
  • Advise patients and their families on health care including health promotion, disease, illness and accident prevention
  • Collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary health team such as family physicians, therapists and nutritionists to plan, implement, co-ordinate and evaluate patient care in consultation with patients and their families.

Physician assistants perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Conduct patient interviews, physical assessments and take medical histories
  • Perform or order diagnostic tests and interpret results
  • Formulate and implement treatment plans and monitor patients' progress
  • Inoculate and vaccinate patients
  • Perform and assist in minor surgery
  • Provide health maintenance education
  • May participate in research activities.


Midwives perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Provide primary, full-course, care to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the post-natal period including monitoring the health of mother and baby
  • Manage labour and spontaneous normal deliveries
  • Care for, assess and monitor the health of newborns and refer infants to appropriate medical services as required
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding care for newborns and young infants.


Employment requirements

  • Nurse practitioners usually require a master's degree in nursing; or completion of a nursing program with additional advanced or extended primary health care nursing education; and several years of practice as a registered nurse.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for nurse practitioners in all provinces and territories.
  • Physician assistants require completion of a university degree in a physician assistant program.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for physician assistants in Manitoba.
  • Midwives require completion of an undergraduate university degree program in midwifery or its equivalent and a period of supervised practical training.
  • Registration with a regulatory body is required for midwives in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.

Additional information

  • There is no mobility between these occupations without further training.


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