Vancouver Coastal Health

Perioperative Health Care Assistant

Job Description

Job Title: Perioperative Health Care Assistant
Work Site: Operating Rooms (OR), Vancouver General Hospital
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $25.83 per hour
Hours:

0700-1530/0900-1730/1100-1930/1430-2300/2230-0700

Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 160846-anc

 

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 the Operating Rooms at Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

 

As a Perioperative Health Care Assistant you will:

  • Work as a member of an integrated team to support nursing/technical staff within a high volume Operating Room/OR Suite environment to provide support to patients.
  • Duties include: assisting in preparing patients for surgical procedures, assisting nursing and technical staff by supporting positioning of patients as required; assisting 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 maintain supplies for the operating room carts and storage areas.
  • Distribute materials, equipment and linen related to the operating rooms as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Grade 10 plus graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant Program and 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.

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.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


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 our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

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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