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Procedures Aide, Operating Room - BC Children's Hospital

Facilities Subsector, Procedures Aide, Operating Room

BC Children’s Hospital



In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.


Under the direction of the Procedures Services Clinical Nurse Coordinator (CNC), works as a member of an integrated team performs duties such as ensuring the overall equipment and supply requirements for the procedure rooms is available and functioning, in addition to assisting with the changeover of the procedure room between procedures. Transports/escorts patients to and from required areas using stretchers and wheelchairs, assisting nursing and technical staff with the lifting and transferring of patients, and provides support to patient. Cleans the equipment and supply areas and maintains supplies for the operating room carts and storage areas. As well as decontaminating, inspecting, assembling, wrapping, sterilizing and distributing simple and complex instruments, equipment and linen related to the operating rooms, following established protocols, and as directed by the CNC.


What you’ll do


  • According to established procedures, dismantles soiled surgical and anaesthetic instruments and equipment from Operating Room Suites, Endoscopy, Dental Operating Room and Radiology; decontaminates and processes the equipment as required; prepares soiled equipment and instrumentation for transport to MDRD (Medical Device Reprocessing Department; returns clean equipment to designated areas.
  • Pick and distribute instruments, flexible endoscopes and sets for operative procedures. Assembles and prepares case carts with instrument sets, and surgical supplies plus assembles anesthetic supplies and equipment for each procedure according to established guidelines.
  • Requisitions OR, Endoscopy and Anesthesia supplies from the stores department and/or MDRD); restocks supplies in the designated storerooms, the Procedure suites, the individual service areas, and anesthesia carts, as directed by the CNC.
  • According to established procedures, sets up endoscopy equipment prior to each procedure and tests to ensure proper operation of functions such as air, water, suction, lights, pressure and biopsy forceps; places other supplies and equipment at hand; transports 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. Conducts routine testing by utilizing standard test procedures such as air detection and biological indicators monitors the efficiency of the sterilizer and other portable equipment; advises the CNC of any discrepancies with the routine test results. Maintains records of tests performed to comply with quality assurance standards.
  • Check and monitor equipment such as laryngoscopes and oxygen tanks to ensure the equipment is functioning properly. Refers equipment issues to the appropriate personnel, if required.


What you bring



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


Skills and Abilities

  • 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.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • 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: Three (3) casual opportunities

Wage: $27.82/hour

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Rotating, 0700-1500, 0900-1700, 1100-1900, 1500-2300, 2300-0700
Requisition #
145993E, 145994E, 145995E


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


BCCH 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.

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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.