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Porter - BC Children's Hospital

Porter

BC Children’s Hospital

Vancouver BC

 

The Porter assists and transports patients, including deceased patients, specimens, equipment and supplies and cleans equipment in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.


What you’ll do

  • Transport patients to and from required areas as assigned by the daily porter work schedule.
  • Moves patient from various locations by walking, wheeling or utilizing mechanical aides such as specialty beds, mobilizers, wheelchairs and stretchers to ensure prompt arrival at specified location. Provide support to clients by methods such as supplying blankets when requested and notifying nursing and/or technical staff of any problems and/or client concerns.
  • Assist the patient care team with mobilization of clients by lifting and transferring clients on and off stretchers and wheelchairs, following prescribed safe techniques and lifting practices such as utilizing mechanical lifts and/or slide boards as directed.
  • Transport deceased by obtaining morgue stretcher, proceeding to the ward/area as notified, assisting nursing staff with transferring deceased on to the stretcher as directed, moving deceased to the morgue, transferring deceased onto empty rack in cooler utilizing versa lifts, and logging information such as time of arrival, client's name, ward, and body tag number for records.
  • Transport items such as equipment, blood products, specimens and charts as per established policies and procedures.  Organize and group tasks to ensure delivery times are met.
  • Retrieve, deliver and clean equipment designated for storage in the Medical Equipment Depot in accordance with established policies and procedures. Check condition of equipment when performing cleaning duties and reports any maintenance or repair requirements to appropriate maintenance personnel.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

 

What you bring

  • Completion of Grade 12
  • One (1) year’s recent, related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

You will have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Physically carry out the duties of the position.
  • Organize work and operate related equipment.

 

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 and development.
  • 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).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

 

Casual Opportunity
Wage:
$23.40 per hour

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

Hours of work: Varies

Requisition number: 116073

 

What we do

 

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



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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

 

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.