Vancouver Coastal Health

Program Assistant

Job Description

Job Title: Program Assistant
Work Site: Vancouver Community - 520 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Status: Casual
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $19.72 - $21.78 per hour


Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 139457-vkw


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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Program Assistant to join the Vancouver Community team. Apply today to join our team!


As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


As a Program Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Provide administrative and clerical support.
  • Compose and word 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, maintains 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, 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.



Education & Experience

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

Knowledge, Skills & 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.

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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