• Nursing Unit Assistant

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Nursing Unit Assistant
    Work Site: Pre-Admission Centre, Vancouver General Hospital 
    Status: Casual 
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $22.65 per hour
    Hours: 0500-1300/0645-1445/0800-1600/1000-1800
    Reference#: 101513-jfr


    JOB SUMMARY:

    Within the context of a client and family centred model of care, and in accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, works in a team based environment and performs clerical/receptionist functions in the support of the delivery of client care. Places client/family needs above all other concerns. The Nursing Unit Assistant performs a variety of clerical duties, transcribes and processes’ physicians’ orders, communicates with other departments and hospitals to coordinate client appointments and transportation, arranges client tests and receives results, receives visitors and answers the telephone, and prioritizes requests. Assembles and maintains client charts, arranges for client admissions and discharges, performs timekeeping functions, compiles statistics, types and distributes a variety of technical and non-technical reports and other materials utilizing computer systems and software relevant to the job, maintains an inventory of stationery supplies, and ensures filing systems are maintained.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education & Experience

    • Grade 12.
    • Medical terminology and graduation from a recognized Nursing Unit Clerk program.
    • One year’s recent, related experience.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • 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 keyboard 45 w.p.m.
    • Ability to organize work.
    • Ability to operate related equipment.
    • Ability to utilize a variety of computer software applications.


    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 staffpostings.vch.ca 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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