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Patient Porter/Health Care Assistant-Chilliwack General Hospital (CGH)

Chilliwack, BC
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

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The salary range for this position is CAD $29.83 - $29.83 / hour
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Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations, and is home to six Métis Chartered Communities. 


Our team of 45,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. Learn more. 


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We invite you to apply today and find out why employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. We are committed to planetary health, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring and Trust. Fraser Health’s hiring practices aspire to ensure all individuals are treated in an inclusive, equitable, and culturally safe manner.


Joining our team offers you opportunities to work in a rapidly growing organization with health professionals who are excellent in their respective fields, career growth and advancement, a competitive compensation package (including four weeks of vacation to start, comprehensive health benefits, and pension plan), and the rewarding opportunity to make a difference every single day in health care. 


Effective October 26, 2021 all staff for all positions across health care in British Columbia are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and there are no exceptions. 


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Detailed Overview

In accordance with the Mission and Values of Fraser Health, the Health Care Assistant works under the direction of a professional nurse (Registered Nurse (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Nurse Practitioner (NP)), in cooperation with the inter-professional care team, and following established care plans and person-centered care. Transports patients, specimens, patient records, and equipment throughout the hospital site, including acute and extended care units. Provides personal care to patients such as assisting with toileting, bathing, skin and hair care, oral hygiene, grooming, dressing, changing beds, patient positioning and mobilization. Observes and reports patient progress, assists patients with meals, and performs related general duties.

  1. Transports patients, accompanying documentation, and/or supplies as requested, throughout the hospital. Assists in lifting and transferring patients to and from beds, stretchers and wheelchairs. Ensures patients' needs are attended to while being transported. Observes, responds, and deals effectively with patients in distress. Obtains emergency assistance as required.
  2. Transports specimens, blood gases, blood, etc, to and from Laboratory, as requested. Transports bodies from nursing units to the Morgue. Transfers and returns beds and equipment to nursing units as required.
  3. Responds to telephone and paging systems for requests for transportation of patients, related equipment, and supplies.
  4. Provides personal care to patients such as assisting patients with toileting, bathing, skin and hair care, oral hygiene, grooming, dressing, changing beds, patient positioning and mobilization. 
  5. Observes and reports patient progress including anticipated/unanticipated patient responses to care, patient discomfort and/or pain, skin breakdowns, and unusual incidents and/or accidents to the designated RN/RPN/LPN/NP.
  6. Assists patients with meals by completing menu slips, checking meals to ensure the maintenance of dietary restrictions, serving and collecting meal trays and feeding designated patients.
  7. As directed by the RN/RPN/LPN/NP, takes temperature, pulse, respiration, and weight and obtains non-sterile specimens such as urine and stool.
  8. Transports patients using mechanical aids such as wheelchairs, lifts and stretchers.
  9. Assists in the admission, discharge and transfer of patients including the transfer/care of clothing and personal belongings.
  10. Sets up charts for new patients and attaches documents to charts as directed by the RN/RPN/LPN/NP and according to established protocols.
  11. Performs a variety of related general duties such as answering the phone, maintaining storage areas, ordering supplies through stores, transporting specimens, maintaining and locating inventory of equipment, cleaning and caring for equipment such as commodes/bed pans, and maintaining tidy patient rooms and patient care areas.
  12. Attends internal/external committees, patient care meetings and training sessions as assigned.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Grade 10 plus graduation from a recognized Health Care Assistant program or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

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


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