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BC Cancer Agency

Housekeeping Aide/Cleaner

Posted 11 days ago

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Job Description

BC Cancer Agency

600 West 10th Avenue V5Z 4E6

The Housekeeping Aide/Cleaner performs a variety of light and heavy cleaning duties, including sweeping; damp and wet mopping, scrubbing, waxing and polishing floors; vacuuming carpets; washing walls, windows and ceilings; and dusting and polishing furniture, in adherence to departmental policies and standards and safe practices and procedures, such as compliance with Workers' Compensation Board regulations and standards.

What you'll do
  • Cleans and maintains areas such as floors, entrances, lobbies, elevators, escalators, stairways, walls, windows and walkways by methods such as dusting, sweeping, spot washing, dry/wet mopping, scrubbing, stripping, sealing, waxing, buffing, polishing and removing waste.
  • Cleans and disinfects areas such as walls, windows, doors, mirrors, light fixtures, ceilings, air vents and ducts; washes and disinfects items such as waste receptacles and dietary carts.
  • Transports furniture and/or equipment manually and/or using aides such as dollies and carts to a designated area.
  • Cleans carpets and rugs by methods such as vacuuming, shampooing, brushing and shaking.
  • Cleans and disinfects items such as furniture, woodwork, ledges, fixtures and blinds by methods such as dusting, polishing and wiping.
  • Cleans and disinfects washrooms and replenishes items such as soap and towels.
  • Strips and washes beds and makes beds according to instructions of the area. Cleans, disinfects, and tidies items such as cupboards, lockers, basins and tables. Hangs and removes items such as window drapes and bed curtains using equipment such as step ladders.
  • Empties and cleans waste containers from a variety of areas such as patient rooms, soiled rooms, offices and lobbies. Sorts and packages biomedical waste and recyclable materials for transport. Removes garbage from buildings and transports to central collection area.
  • Reports damaged and/or inoperable fixtures and furniture and discusses concerns and issues with the Supervisor and/or Manager.
  • Cleans snow from building entrances.
  • Maintains related equipment by cleaning, lubricating and replacing items such as filters, vacuum bags and belts.
  • Responds to emergency cleanups as required following established cleaning procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

What you bring

  • Grade 10 or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to organize work.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Casual

Rate of Pay: $23.38 per hour

Union Affiliation: Facilities Subsector
600 West 10th Avenue V5Z 4E6

Hours of Work: 07:30-15:30, 09:00-17:00, 10:00-18:00, 15:30-23:30 - Monday to Sunday
Requisition #: HSK-CASCAN

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA is committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

About BC Cancer Agency

BC Cancer, a part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a province-wide, population-based cancer control program. BC Cancer accepts patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and are referred by a physician. BC Cancer’s mandate covers the full spectrum of cancer care from prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment, to research and education, to supportive and palliative care. Vision - A world free from cancer Mission - To reduce the burden of cancer in British Columbia Values We provide person-centred care and support We collaborate to deliver high-quality integrated care We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness We serve with purpose and passion We inspire creativity and excellence through innovation BC Cancer operates six regional cancer centres, providing assessment and diagnostic services, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and supportive care. BC Cancer works in partnership with communities to provide a network of chemotherapy clinics so patients can receive care closer to home. Research is an essential part of BC Cancer’s mission to not only find the causes of cancer, but to find better treatments for prolonged life and better quality of life. The BC Cancer Foundation raises funds for cancer research and enhancements to care at BC Cancer.


Government Health Care

Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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