Patient Services Aide - Casual - BC Women's Birthing Aides
B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre
Vancouver, BC
Job Summary:
The Patient Services Aide (PSA) is responsible for ensuring the timely set up of the birthing rooms and operating rooms in the Birthing Program after each delivery. The PSA liaises closely with the Lead Hand /PSA, taking direction according to the activities of the assigned area. The PSA maintains an inventory of clean supplies, instruments, and equipment. This position reports to the Administrative Coordinator.

Duties will include:
Change, clean and remake Operating Room (OR)/ Labour Delivery Room (LDR) and assessment beds and stretchers.
Restock OR/ Surgical Day Care (SDC)/ Post Anesthetic Recovery (PAR)/ LDR/ and assessment areas with Medical/Surgical Supplies and equipment. Report any concerns to Lead hand/ Charge Nurse/ Admin Coordinator.
Clean and restock Anaesthetic machine and cart in OR area with necessary supplies and equipment. Report any concerns to Anaesthesia technologist.
Clean instruments by rinsing/identifying and placing on an open tray for return to SPD. Report any missing instruments to OR Charge Nurse. Sterilize instruments by operating the autoclave as per established procedure.
Maintain and restock supplies as required in various equipment, First Hours Of Life (FHOL), Fetal monitors, emergency carts etc.
Clean and store specialized equipment as per established procedures.
Maintain equipment in a clean and safe condition and report damaged or inoperable equipment, fixtures, or furniture to appropriate person.
Clean areas such as walls, ceilings, carpets, floors and windows by dusting, wiping, damp mopping, spot washing, vacuuming, shampooing, waxing, buffing and polishing.
Clean and disinfect all bathroom fixtures including toilets, tubs, showers and sinks.
Empty and clean waste containers and removes garbage from room as well as emptying and disposing of linen bags as per established procedures.
Maintain and restock supplies as required in patient care areas including maternal, newborn, and anesthesia carts.
Clean and store specialized equipment per established procedures.
Pick up and deliver supplies as necessary. Transport specimens to the lab as required.
Move furniture and transport equipment as necessary, manually or by using an aid such as dollies or carts.
Perform other related duties as required.

Education, Training and Experience

Grade 10 plus one (1) year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to carry out the duties in a sterile environment.
Ability to operate related equipment.

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BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.