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Admitting/Switchboard Clerk – Emergency

Vancouver Coastal Health

This is a Contract position in Abbotsford, BC posted April 28, 2021.

Job Description Job Title: Admitting/Switchboard Clerk
– Emergency Work Site: Emergency, Sechelt Hospital
– Sechelt, BC Status: Temporary Full Time Start Date: As soon as possible until approximately April 2022 Salary: $23.34 per hour Hours: 0700-1500/1500-2300 Days off: Rotating Reference: 142682-eag Come work as an Admitting/Switchboard Clerk with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) in Sechelt, BC Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Admitting/Switchboard Clerk to join the Emergency team at Sechelt Hospital.

As the Admitting/Switchboard Clerk in the Emergency Department you will make your impact by: Performing clerical work related to patient admissions and switchboard operation.

Receiving and interviewing patients, and referring patients to Emergency nurse for immediate assessment based on established guidelines.

Completing and processing admitting records, contacting personnel for relevant information, and entering data into a computerized system.

Operating the switchboard, locating personnel through the use of pagers, answering services and the public address system, and responding to emergencies according to established procedures.

ABOUT SECHELT, BC: The District Municipality of Sechelt is located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, approximately 50 km northwest of Vancouver.

It is accessible from the mainland by a 40-minute ferry trip between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, followed by a 25-minute drive along Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway.

This charming seaside community is known for its natural beauty and is a popular destination for outdoor activities including sightseeing, boating, diving, camping and mountain biking.

There are also several municipal parks, plenty of eateries, locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries, and a golf course.

Imagine a lifestyle where you are only a short walk or bike ride to work, you go home for lunch and you are home again in time for an activity or go for a hike AND watch the sunset
– all before dinner.

That is what Sechelt has to offer you ABOUT SECHELT HOSPITAL: Sechelt Hospital is an acute care, 46-bed facility located in Sechelt, British Columbia and serves over 30,000 residents of the Lower Sunshine Coast.

Sechelt Hospital provides a full range of services to the community, including Emergency care, Renal program
– community dialysis units, Mental Health and Substance Use Services, surgical services, birthing for low-risk pregnancies and imaging services.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Grade 12 and one years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities Ability to keyboard at 45 w.p.m.

Knowledge of medical terminology.

Ability to deal with others effectively.

Physical ability to carry out duties of the position.

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Ability to operate related equipment.

Ability to organize work.

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.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents.

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.

We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work.

At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture.

We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C.

Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process .

Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions.

Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate.

Seniority will not apply.

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.