Vancouver Coastal Health

Health Care Support Worker - Training Opportunity - Bella Bella

Job Description

Job Title: Health Care Support Worker - Training Opportunity
Work Site:

Health Career Access Program (HCAP)

R.W. Large Memorial Hospital - Bella Bella, BC

Status: Temporary Full Time
Start Date:

Employment begins April 2021 as a Health Care Support Worker

12-month Education program to start in late 2021/Early 2022

Salary: $20.95 per hour
Hours: Hours and days of work/training may vary
Reference#: 139202-atr


Come work as a Health Care Support Worker and earn your Care Aide registration with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!


Vancouver Coastal Health is looking to hire Health Care Support Workers via the Health Career Access Program (HCAP). Through HCAP, successful candidates will complete online and in person training as well as in person rotations as a Health Care Support Worker. Upon completing the training opportunity successful candidates will be eligible to be registered as a Care Aide with the BC Care Aide and Community Health Worker Registry. Funding will consist of 100% of wages, tuition and books during the training program. Apply today to take advantage of this unique opportunity!

As an applicant to this job posting, you will be considered the program in Bella Bella for education training seats starting between 2021-2022.


This program is eligible to Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents; work permit holders may be considered if they are eligible to study within Canada for a period of 12-18 months.


As a Health Care Support Worker at Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Work under the direction of a Registered Nurse or another regulated healthcare professional.
  • Perform a variety of non-direct and/or non-clinical healthcare supports to clients, residents, families, and/or visitors in long term care, assisted living and home settings in accordance with the established care plan and safety requirements.


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.




Bella Bella is a beautiful island community off the central coast of British Columbia, 690 km north of Vancouver. It is surrounded by a magical world of channels, inlets and old growth forest. It is home to salmon, orcas, humpbacks, bald eagles and the other denizens of the Pacific Northwest. The climate is mild and the area is a paradise for kayaking, sport fishing, hiking and photography.

The R.W. Large Memorial Hospital in Bella Bella has 7 acute beds, 7 residential beds and a 4-bed emergency department open 24/7, along with Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging services. It offers telehealth services as well as speciality clinics. R.W. Large Memorial Hospital also has an Intensive Case Management team for mental health and substance use. There is a medical clinic and a pharmacy located in the hospital. The healthcare team consists of Physicians, RNs, LPNs, PCAs, Laboratory and Radiology Technologists, Combined Lab/X-Ray Technologists, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Assistants, and Support Services Personnel.


R.W. Large Memorial Hospital is located on the traditional territories of the Heiltsuk Nation.



Education & Experience

  • Grade 10, including successful completion of English 10 or equivalency.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.

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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