Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Program Assistant

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Program Assistant
    Work Site: Vancouver Community Casual Pool - 520 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    Status: Casual
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $19.23 - $21.24 per hour
    Hours: 0830-1700, with casual shifts as required
    Reference#: 122160-cye

    Come work as a Program Assistant at Vancouver Coastal Health!

    As a Program Assistant at Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

    • Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team to provide administrative and clerical support.
    • Compose and process correspondence; maintain and monitor client charts; receive and input confidential client data into a variety of health data systems.
    • Provide support in clinical settings, maintain various inventories of medical/clinic/ program supplies.
    • Set up filing systems, gather and compile statistics, and engage in on-going team planning and quality improvement activities.


    Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, and the Central Coast. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.




    Education & Experience

    • Grade 12.
    • Office Administration Certificate plus (2) two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Knowledge of general office procedures and equipment.
    • Ability to keyboard at 5,000 keystrokes per hour.
    • Ability to type at 50 wpm.
    • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
    • Ability to communicate effectively/tactfully both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to compose business correspondence.
    • Ability to organize and prioritize.
    • Ability to work under the pressure of interruptions and adapt to changes.
    • Ability to problem solve and take initiative.
    • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
    • Ability to do basic mathematical calculations.
    • Ability to operate related equipment.
    • Basic computer literacy to operate computerized client care information systems and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.

    This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals.


    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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