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Health Protection Assistant Full-time Job

1 year ago Medical & Healthcare Vancouver   2K views
Job Details
Come work as a Health Protection Assistant with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Health Protection Assistant to join the Communicable Disease Control team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Health Protection Assistant with the Communicable Disease Control Team you will:
  • Provide a variety of administrative support to Public Health programs/teams by performing duties such as downloading and processing reports, maintaining a variety of program-specific databases, program files and generating statistics.
  • Coordinate, arrange and attend program workshops and meetings to record minutes and take follow-up actions.
  • Prepare and process invoices, and make travel arrangements.
  • Perform other administrative functions such as:
    • operating the switchboard;
    • conducting internet-based research;
    • developing resource displays;
    • prioritizing incoming materials;
    • answering questions and providing information to the public on current programs as well as composing correspondence;
    • developing reports and spreadsheets;
    • ordering supplies;
    • and updating the information on the departmental website according to established procedures.

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.


Education & Experience
  • Grade 12, graduation from an Office Administration program supplemented by two (2) year’s recent, related experience in a complex health care environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Knowledge & Abilities
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in relevant and current software. (Microsoft Office programs i.e. Word, Excel, graphic applications, as well as various database applications such as PARIS and HedgeHog).
  • Ability to keyboard 6,000 keystrokes per hour.
  • Ability to type 50 w.p.m.
  • Medical Terminology
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with others.
  • Ability to be sensitive, tactful and diplomatic with clients and the public.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to compile information.
  • Ability to perform relevant calculations.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Company Description
About us
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world-class innovator in medical care, research and teaching. VCH provides a full range of direct and contracted health services including primary, secondary, tertiary care, home and community care, mental health services, population and preventive health and addictions services. VCH is one of six publicly-funded healthcare regions within the Canadian province of British Columbia.
We deliver services to more than 1 million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Corridor, Sunshine Coast, Bella Bella, Bella Coola, the Central Coast and surrounding areas. The impressive range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals