Vancouver Coastal Health

Perioperative Clerk

Job Description

Job Title: Perioperative Clerk
Work Site: Operating Rooms, Vancouver General Hospital 
Status: Temporary Part Time (0.7 FTE)
Start Date:

As soon as possible until approximately Oct. 2022

Salary: $25.42 per hour


Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 144640-aca


Come work as a Perioperative Clerk at Vancouver General Hospital!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Perioperative Clerk to join the team at Vancouver General Hospital. 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 Perioperative Clerk at VGH you will:

  • Work as a member of an integrated team and plays a significant role in ensuring that the clerical requirements within a fast paced, high volume operating room environment are met.
  • Apply critical thinking and use current knowledge of procedure protocols and computerized systems to assign emergency surgeries to slate for review by nursing staff and/or physicians and adjust operating room slate.
  • Perform duties including:
    • gathering information, entering data onto computerized systems, communicating approved changes to slates, generating reports for distribution regarding pick list for equipment and supplies, maintaining daily blood supplies to ensure availability for surgery, providing receptionist functions, receiving and admitting patients, compiling, maintaining and distributing designated operating room usage statistical information, and typing technical and non-technical material using a variety of computerized applications such as wordprocessing and spreadsheet software.
  • Also act to support the delivery of patient care and to ensure patients and/or their family have a positive experience with the designated services.


Education & Experience

  • Grade 12, three years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to keyboard at 45 w.p.m.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • 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 organize work.
  • 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.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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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