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Portfolio Scheduling Clerk

Portfolio Scheduling Clerk


PHSA Corporate

Vancouver, BC


In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of PHSA, safety including both patient and employee safety, is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA’s Agencies/Divisions/Services, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. Reporting to the Team Leader, Scheduling & Timekeeping Services, the Portfolio Clerk-Scheduling is responsible for performing scheduling & timekeeping duties for a portfolio including preparing and adjusting staff rotations and allocating and calling in relief staff using an electronic system to fill vacancies, leaves of absence and sick leaves in accordance with applicable collective agreement, receiving and processing vacation and other staff requests from staff, and responding to written and verbal enquiries from staff regarding vacation accumulations and related requests.

What you’ll do

  • Prepares and posts staff rotations and schedules for units by reviewing master rotation and flow sheets transferring information into an electronic scheduling & timekeeping system, adjusting schedules to fill gaps, identifying staff shortages, and checking that staff with relevant skills is scheduled and/or available.
  • Makes arrangements for relief staff by performing duties such as receiving notification from staff and scheduling & timekeeping office, recording calls, making any necessary calculations, such as patient-staff ratios, determining availability of existing staff according to established procedures, contacting relief staff and forwarding information to Operations Manager. Answers inquiries related to scheduling & timekeeping issues and refer complex problems to Team leader Scheduling and Timekeeping Services as required.
  • Allocates and calls in staff to fill long and short term vacancies resulting from unfilled positions, vacations, leaves of absence and sick leaves in accordance with applicable collective agreements, utilizing a computerized staff scheduling & timekeeping system, to ensure adequate staff coverage. Notifies the Operations Manager of vacancies not filled and/or any difficulties, and posts designated hours according to departmental procedures.
  • Receives and processes requests such as vacation by preparing appropriate documentation, verifying seniority and vacation entitlements against established documents, completing vacation schedule and forwarding to Operations Manager for approval. Receives and processes requests for leave of absence and/or terminations, makes necessary calculations, completes documentation according to established timeframes and departmental procedures and forwards to applicable Operations Manager for approval; sends information to Employee Engagement as applicable.
  • Liaises with client Manager and Human Resources regarding present & future staff scheduling & timekeeping needs, in order to anticipate any changes.
  • Assists Manager with the line and rotation assignment and plotting of orientation shifts for new employees and in tracking and backfilling vacant positions until filled.
  • Maintains related records and documentation such as attendance records, leave requests, and relief staff availability.
  • Maintains equipment and stationary needs by performing duties such as replacing toner cartridge and film, arranging for repair when required, ordering supplies, completing various requisitions, obtaining authorizing signature as required, and forwarding requisitions to internal department.
  • Types a variety of technical and non-technical material such as correspondence, memos, minutes, agendas, notices, reports, flow charts and spreadsheets.
  • Provides receptionist functions by performing duties such as greeting staff and volunteers, answering telephones, taking and/or relaying messages, and responding to general enquiries related to vacation accumulation and pay policies in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Provides scheduling & timekeeping related information to departments by performing duties such as compiling statistics from a computerized staff scheduling & timekeeping system, submitting to Operations Manager for review, and forwarding to appropriate department as requested.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


What you bring


  • Grade 12 and three years' recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Skills & Knowledge

  • 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.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position


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.
  • 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).
  • 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: Temporary, Full-time
$29.64 / Hour
1867 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Y5
Closing date:
Applications accepted until position is filled
Hours of Work:
700-1500 (Monday to Friday)
Requisition #


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

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 is 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.