Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Nursing Unit Assistant (NUA)

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Nursing Unit Assistant (NUA)
    Work Site: Tertiary Mental Health, BC Psychosis - UBC Hospital
    Status: Regular Full Time
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $23.51 per hour
    Hours: 0800-1600, with Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays off
    Reference#: 122555-jmc

     

    Come work as a Nursing Unit Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

    Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Nursing Unit Assistant join the team at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!

     

    As a Nursing Unit Assistant with the BC Psychosis Program at UBC Hospital you will:

    • Work in a team based environment and perform clerical/receptionist functions in the support of the delivery of client care.
    • Place client/family needs above all other concerns.
    • Perform a variety of clerical duties such as:
      • transcribing and processing physicians’ orders
      • communicating with other departments and hospitals to coordinate client appointments and transportation
      • arranging client tests and receiving results
      • receiving visitors and answering the telephone, and prioritizing requests
    • Assemble and maintain client charts, arrange for client admissions and discharges.
    • Perform timekeeping functions and compile statistics.
    • Type and distribute a variety of technical and non-technical reports and other materials.
    • Maintain an inventory of stationery supplies, and ensure filing systems are maintained.

    ABOUT THE BC PSYCHOSIS PROGRAM:

     

    BC Psychosis Program is located on the University of British Columbia campus in Detwiller Pavilion. Our Program provides highly specialized assessment and treatment for adults whose psychotic illness has been difficult to treat and/or for whom the psychiatric diagnosis is unclear.

     

    Quick Facts:

    bed numbers: 25

    length of stay: 3-5 months

     

    Three reasons why you should work with us:

    1. Join our specialized team providing patient focused care for people with difficult to treat psychosis.
    2. We are a provincial center for research, post-graduate education and professional development in clinical disciplines treating psychosis.
    3. We are located on the beautiful UBC Campus with convenient staff parking and bicycle racks available.

     

    WHO WE ARE:


    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, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) 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.


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education & Experience

    • Grade 12, medical terminology and graduation from a recognized Nursing Unit Clerk program plus one year’s recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to deal with others effectively.
    • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
    • Ability to keyboard 40 w.p.m.
    • Ability to organize work.
    • Ability to operate related equipment.
    • Ability to utilize a variety of computer software applications.

    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 https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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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