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Patient care Aide, Out-Patient Orthopedic Clinic - BC Children's Hospital - Vancouver

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
5 days ago
Patient Care Aide

Children's & Women's Health Centre

Vancouver, BC

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

The Care Aide works under the functional direction of a Registered Nurse/Clinical Nurse Coordinator or other designate and in cooperation with interdisciplinary team members to assist in the delivery of client care in accordance with established policies, standards and procedures.

What you'll do
  • Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with patients/clients/families and provides support following established care plans; greet patients/clients/families, assist with storage of personal belongings and creation of a safe/comfortable environment, provide orientation of room and unit, and maintain confidentiality and respect for the patient's rights and privacy.
  • Assist in the delivery of nursing care under the functional direction of a Registered Nurse and performs duties such as recording of blood pressure, temperature, pulse, respiration, height and weight; administering sterile and/or non-sterile dressings; personal hygiene such as bathing, grooming, oral care and feeding as required; assisting clinicians in positioning and holding children during procedures; obtain specimens such as urine.
  • Respond to call bells/alarms by alerting the appropriate health care team member and/or assisting as necessary. Responds to emergent situations by calling appropriate code and assisting care team in accordance with unit/program guidelines.
  • Observe and monitor patient/client progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and reports significant observations such as discomfort and/or pain, changes in vital signs, weight, body measurements, skin breakdowns, unusual incidents and/or accidents, and feedback from the client into the care planning progress to the Registered Nurse or designate.
  • Utilize mechanical aides such as specialty beds, lifts, slide boards, mobilizers, wheelchairs and stretchers to transport clients; provides assistance with positioning, lifting and/or transferring clients utilizing established lifting/safety techniques, and accompanies patient/clients to provide assistance as required.

What you bring
  • Grade 10 completion
  • Graduation from a recognized Nursing Assistant Program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Registered with BC Care Aide Community Health Worker Registry.

You have the ability to
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position.

Skills & Knowledge
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Site Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • 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 WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
  • 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).

Job Type: Regular Full-Time
Wage: $26.93 hourly

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Alternating shifts; 09:00-17:00 and 13:00-21:00
Requisition #

What we do

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia.

BCCH is part of the The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

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 and BCCH are 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.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of November 28, 2022. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.
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