Job Title: Perioperative Health Care Assistant
Work Site: Operating Rooms, Vancouver General Hospital
Status: Regular Full Time
As soon as possible
Salary: $25.83 per hour
Days off: Rotating
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 its team in the Operating Rooms at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!
As a Perioperative Health Care Assistant you will:
Support nursing/technical staff within a high volume Operating Room/OR Suite environment to provide support to patients.
Assist in preparing patients for surgical procedures and assist nursing and technical staff by supporting positioning of patients as required.
Assist 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 maintains supplies for the operating room carts and storage areas.
Distribute materials, equipment and linen related to the operating rooms as required.
Education & Experience
Graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant Program
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.
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 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 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.