The Porter assists and transports patients, including deceased patients, specimens, equipment and supplies and cleans equipment in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures. Performs all delivery, cleaning and record keeping duties associated with the site’s medical equipment depot processes.
Transports patients to and from required areas as assigned by the daily porter work schedule.
Moves patients from various locations by walking, wheeling or utilizing mechanical aides such as specialty beds, mobilizers, wheelchairs and stretchers to ensure prompt arrival at specified location. Provides support to clients by methods such as supplying blankets when requested and notifying nursing and/or technical staff of any problems and/or client concerns.
Assists the patient care team with mobilization of clients by lifting and transferring clients on and off stretchers and wheelchairs, following prescribed safe techniques and lifting practices such as utilizing mechanical lifts and/or slide boards as directed.
Transports deceased by obtaining morgue stretcher, proceeding to the ward/area as notified, assisting nursing staff with transferring deceased on to the stretcher as directed, moving deceased to the morgue, transferring deceased onto empty rack in cooler utilizing versa lifts, and logging information such as time of arrival, client's name, ward, and body tag number for records.
Transports items such as equipment, blood products, specimens and charts as per established policies and procedures. Organizes and groups tasks to ensure delivery times are met.
Retrieves, delivers and cleans equipment designated for storage in the Medical Equipment Depot in accordance with established policies and procedures. Checks condition of equipment when performing cleaning duties and reports any maintenance or repair requirements to appropriate maintenance personnel.
Performs other related duties as required.
Education, Training and Experience
Grade 12 plus one year’s 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 deal with others effectively.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.
BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.
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.
BCCH and BCW are programs 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.