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Procedures Aide, Gynecology Surgical Services - BC Woman's Hospital & Health Centre

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
13 days ago
Procedures Aide, Gynecology Surgical Services

BC Woman's Hospital & Health Centre

Vancouver, BC

What you'll do

  • According to established procedures, dismantle soiled surgical and anaesthetic instruments and equipment from Operating Room Suites, Endoscopy, Dental Operating Room and Radiology; decontaminate and process the equipment as required; prepare soiled equipment and instrumentation for transport to MDRD (Medical Device Reprocessing Department; return clean equipment to designated areas.
  • Pick and distribute instruments, flexible endoscopes and set for operative procedures. Assemble and prepare case carts with instrument sets, and surgical supplies plus assembles anesthetic supplies and equipment for each procedure according to established guidelines.
  • Requisition OR, Endoscopy and Anesthesia supplies from the stores department and/or MDRD); restock supplies in the designated storerooms, the Procedure suites, the individual service areas, and anesthesia carts, as directed by the CNC.
  • According to established procedures, set up endoscopy equipment prior to each procedure and test to ensure proper operation of functions such as air, water, suction, lights, pressure and biopsy forceps; place other supplies and equipment at hand; transport equipment to operating room or radiology room as directed.
  • Ensure sterilizers and portable Medical Device Reprocessing equipment is operating according to manufacturer's specifications by having a working knowledge of the specifications and ensuring the correct results. Conduct routine testing by utilizing standard test procedures such as air detection and biological indicators monitors the efficiency of the sterilizer and other portable equipment; advise the CNC of any discrepancies with the routine test results. Maintain records of tests performed to comply with quality assurance standards.

What you bring

  • Grade 12, successful completion of a recognized Medical Device Reprocessing course, plus one (1) year's recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

You will also have:
  • Knowledge of surgical and medical terminology.
  • Mathematical aptitude.
  • Ability to communicate and deal effectively with others.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
Wage: $27.82 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0730-1530
Requisition # 145364E

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

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.

BCW is part of 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 BCW 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.
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