• Health Protection Assistant

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Health Protection Assistant
    Work Site: Environmental Health, Vancouver
    Status: Temporary Full Time to approx MAR 2020
    Start Date: DEC 31, 2018
    Salary: $18.81 - $20.67 per hour
    Hours: 08:00 - 16:32 Monday to Friday 
    Reference#: 111775-cye


    Within a client and family centred care model and within the vision and values of Vancouver Coastal Health, the Health Protection Assistant provides 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. Coordinates, arranges and attends program workshops and meetings, to record minutes, takes follow-up actions, prepares and processes invoices, and makes travel arrangements. Performs 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, as well as composing correspondence, developing reports and spreadsheets, ordering supplies, and updating the information on the departmental website according to established procedures. Answers 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, Skills & 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.

    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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