Vancouver Coastal Health

Perioperative Health Care Assistant

Job Description

Job Title: Perioperative Health Care Assistant
Work Site: Operating Rooms, Vancouver General Hospital
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $25.33 per hour

0645-1445/0700-1500/0900-1700/1100-1900/1500-2300/2300- 0700

Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 138387-aca


Come work as a Perioperative Health Care Assistant at Vancouver General Hospital!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Perioperative Health Care Assistant to join its team in the Operating Rooms at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team! As a Perioperative Health Care Assistant you will:

  • Support nursing/technical staff within a high volume Operating Room/OR Suite environment to provide support to patients.
  • Assist in preparing patients for surgical procedures and assist nursing and technical staff by supporting positioning of patients as required.
  • Assist the patient care team with mobilization and lifting and transferring patients on/off beds, stretchers and wheelchairs utilizing prescribed safe techniques and lifting practices.
  • Ensure equipment and supplies for the operating rooms are available.
  • Assist with the changeover of the operating room(s) between operative procedures.
  • Transport/escort patients to/from required areas using stretchers and wheelchairs.
  • Ensure general equipment and supplies for operating rooms are available.
  • Clean the equipment and supply areas and maintains supplies for the operating room carts and storage areas.
  • Distribute materials, equipment and linen related to the operating rooms as required.


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 10
  • Graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant Program
  • Successful completion of an Acute Care Skills Program 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.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

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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