Vancouver Coastal Health

Health Protection Assistant

Job Description

Job Title: Health Protection Assistant
Work Site:

Community Care Facility Licensing, Environmental Health - Regional (Richmond, Vancouver, and North Vancouver), BC

Status: Regular Full Time 
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $20.31 - $22.32 per hour


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 171663-msh


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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Health Protection Assistant to join the Community Care Facility Licensing team. This position will work primarily out of Vancouver, Richmond and North Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Health Protection Assistant with the Environmental Health team you will:

  • Provide a variety of administrative support to Public Health programs/teams by performing duties such as downloading and processing reports, maintaining a variety of program-specific databases, program files and generating statistics.
  • Coordinate, arrange and attend program workshops and meetings, to record minutes, take follow-up actions, prepare and process invoices, and make travel arrangements.
  • Perform other administrative functions such as:
    • operating the switchboard,
    • conducting internet-based research,
    • developing resource displays,
    • prioritizing incoming materials,
    • answering questions and providing information to the public on current programs,
    • composing correspondence,
    • developing reports and spreadsheets,
    • ordering supplies,
    • updating the information on the departmental website according to established procedures.
  • Answer general inquiries related to programs.


Education & Experience

  • Grade 12
  • Graduation from an Office Administration program supplemented by two (2) year’s recent, related experience in a complex health care environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in relevant and current software. (Microsoft Office programs i.e. Word, Excel, graphic applications, as well as various database applications such as PARIS and HedgeHog).
  • Ability to keyboard 6,000 keystrokes per hour.
  • Ability to type 50 w.p.m.
  • Medical Terminology
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with others.
  • Ability to be sensitive, tactful and diplomatic with clients and the public.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to compile information.
  • Ability to perform relevant calculations.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • 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.



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 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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