Physician Assistants

Northern Peoples’ Wellness

Together, we will work with First Nations to transform health and wellness services and improve health outcomes for First Nations people in the north.

Position profile

Position Title: Physician Assistant
Reports to: Dr. Barry Lavallee, Chief Executive Officer
Organization: Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc. (KIM)
Location: Winnipeg
Full time/Part time (0.5-full time) – aligned with expectations of candidates.
Start date: ASAP

Compensation and Benefits
  • Extensive room for career growth
  • Competitive compensation at least 10% above current compensation
  • Flexible contract or employee models
  • Comprehensive Health, Vision and Dental Care
  • 4-6 weeks vacation
  • On-site parking
Additional Perks
  • Extended Health Benefits
  • Collaborative and supportive team environment
  • Potential relocation assistance for the right candidate
  • Stable and healthy organization


About KIM

Northern Peoples’ Wellness: Together, we will work with First Nations to transform health and wellness services and improve health outcomes for First Nations people in the north.

Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc. (KIM) was established to work towards a new health system that will better respond to the needs of northern First Nations people in Manitoba. KIM supports health and wellness services for 23 First Nation communities in northern Manitoba with a focus on equitable care, addressing racism in the health care system, responsiveness to emerging needs, and filling gaps in the health care system. This is accomplished through advocacy, collaboration, and integration with the First Nation communities, and federal/provincial partners.

This new system will be developed through speaking directly to healthcare experts and communities and negotiating with systems so that services can be tailored to meet the needs of each First Nation and northern First Nations as a collective. The community members of the northern Manitoba First Nations are the foundation of this new and historic health care system. KIM is governed by a three-part structure led by First Nations and is inclusive of 23 political leaders appointed by each of 6 caucuses and a 5 to 11-member board of directors with preference in selection to persons with experience in the health sector.

The Position

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer of KIM, the Physician Assistant ensures health resources effectively support achievement of KIM’s mandate and goals which are focused healthcare innovation to benefit First Nations people of Northern Manitoba.

As a member of the Clinical Team and as part of the First Nation’s health ecosystem of Northern Manitoba, the Physician Assistant advises on a wide range of health issues for the organization and actively participates in problem solving and decision-making for a variety of strategic and operational issues.

Applications from PAs in the US and Canada are welcome. Previous clinical experience before PA such as nursing, RT or Paramedic or 3-5 years in an acute care setting is desirable. The critical skill is that candidates can recognize someone that is sick and be able to work through protocols in an organized way. Also being aware of the regulatory framework and how it affects the expectation and/or a willingness to learn is important.

The Physician Assistant will identify community clinical and programming needs and support the implementation and advancement of programs related to areas such as Diabetes, Women’s Health, Addiction Medicine and Harm Reduction within the Northern First Nation Communities including advising on strategies to ensure the highest standard of care is provided for patients.

The Physician Assistant will facilitate good communications and working relationships with other agencies and resources; provide community education about KIM, and work effectively with multi-system community partners including hospitals, mental health providers, primary care providers, First Nation Knowledge Keepers, and practitioners.

Program and Service Delivery Management

  • Develop individual and group counseling programs using evidence-based therapeutic techniques.
  • Lead a collaboration effort with medical professionals, social workers, and community leaders to create a holistic support network.
  • Develop culturally sensitive counseling programs respecting the traditions and values of First Nations people.
  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of crisis management and impact of trauma on mental health.
  • Engage in case management activities, making referrals to outside agencies, physicians and other resources to enhance service provision and address clients’ concerns.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential client records, progress notes, and treatment plans.
  • Monitor clients over time to access treatment progress.
  • Actively participate in ongoing training and professional development to stay current with best practices.
  • Prepare regular reports for the CEO outlining the impact and effectiveness of recreational programs.


  • The Physician Assistant requires certification with National or Canadian Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and have experience working within a multidisciplinary provider team with a passion for Medicine for contributing to a positive patient-family experience.
  • A commitment to advancing culturally safe, and anti-racist healthcare and ability to work flexible hours to allow for attendance at meetings and may include evening, holiday, or weekend consultation.

Other considerations

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record with clear Vulnerable Sector Search
  • A clear Adult Abuse Registry Check 
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Ability to travel to the north, including by air
  • Employee must be eligible to work in Canada