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Nursing Unit Assistant, Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction

Burnaby, BC
Full Time
8 days ago

Nursing Unit Assistant

Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction Burnaby $24.00/hr. - $26.26/hr.

What you do

  • Provides receptionist functions by performing duties such as greeting visitors and patients, answering telephones, providing information and/or forwarding to appropriate team members as required.
  • Receives incoming/outgoing material by methods such as sorting, directing and prioritizing mail for the attention of the Manager or staff; responds to routine enquiries by drafting correspondence for signature.
  • Maintains and assembles patient charts by performing duties such as receiving admissions documentation, creating charts using appropriate forms/layouts, inputting patient data, and transcribing information into relevant systems. Attaches documents to charts such as laboratory and special examination reports, and dismantles charts for Health Records upon patient discharge.
  • Transcribes physicians' orders according to established procedures and performs the necessary follow up action.
  • Schedules, books, and coordinates patient/resident/client appointments by receiving appointment requests, making/adjusting arrangements as directed, and notifying required personnel. Maintains appointment diaries by arranging and confirming appointments.
  • Arranges transportation for patients/residents/clients as required for discharge, transfer, appointments and/or outings. Provides messenger/escort services by methods such as obtaining rush supplies/pharmaceuticals/lab specimens and delivering patient/resident/client mail.
  • Receives, records, and transmits test results/medical information to physicians, nursing staff and other personnel as necessary and in accordance with established procedures.
  • Performs related clerical duties such as data entry, word-processing documents, setting up and maintaining various filing systems, compiling, preparing and maintaining statistics such as daily census, producing reports, delivering and picking up items, and maintaining departmental levels of stationery and equipment maintenance.

What you'll bring

Grade 12, medical terminology and graduation from a recognized Nursing Unit Clerk program plus one year's recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

What you have

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Keyboard 45 w.p.m.
  • Organize work.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Utilize a variety of computer software applications.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

What's in it for you

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 and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Casual Full Time

$24.00/hr. - $26.26/hr.
Burnaby Centre
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:00
Requisition Number: 104200

What we do

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, coordinates 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 and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

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