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PRIMARY CARE ASSISTANT (FULL TIME)
Location:Smithers
Facility:BV HEALTH UNIT
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Competition #:05555860
Employee Type:PERMANENT FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:BCGEU
Facility:BV HEALTH UNIT
Department:SMO INTERPROF TEAM 3
Reports To:PRIMARY CARE TEAM LEAD OR PRIMARY CARE CLINIC MANA
Hourly Wage:$21.18 - $23.38
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
Comments:Position similiar to a Medical Office Assistant. Close-knit team environment supporting Primary Care providers in a new & exciting Primary Care Clinic
This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Position Summary

Are you interested in being part of a team that provides person and family centred care? Join the interprofessional team in Smithers and be a part of something new and exciting.

If you are looking for friendly, supportive staff, work life balance and affordable living this may be just the opportunity that will take your career to a new level. In accordance with Northern Health’s vision of an idealized system of services where people and their families receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by interprofessional teams, the Primary Care Assistant functions as a member of the interprofessional team. As an integral member of the team, the Primary Care Assistant works to support Primary Care providers and the Interprofessional Team (IPT) in the delivery of safe, efficient, and quality Primary Care Services throughout Northern Health. The Primary Care Assistant provides both operational and administrative support in a clinic and/or other community setting in accordance with Northern Health policies and procedures.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days - 08:30 to 16:30

Primary and Community Care
Northern Health’s approach to person and family-centered care involves creating health care teams, which include your doctor or nurse practitioner and other health care professionals, to provide a range of health care services. The quality of care increases by providing continuity of care over time and across settings, and will result in better long-term health outcomes.

Smithers has a population of 5,401 (2021) local residents and is located in the picturesque Bulkley Valley surrounded by three mountain ranges that provide a backdrop for the towns’ Alpine setting. Check out Smithers where there is always something new to experience.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Three weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.
 
Qualifications

• Grade 12.
• Graduation from an Office Assistant Course from an accredited Community College plus two years recent, related experience in a health care setting.
• Or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and work roles.
• Ability to work as an effective member of an integrated administrative team.
• Ability to communicate effectively using both written and verbal communication.
• Ability to type 40 WPM.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Ability to follow detailed instruction.
• Ability to use a high degree of tact and diplomacy in working with others.
• Ability to work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient safety practices, policies and procedures.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Medical Terminology.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a fast-paced health care environment.
• Demonstrated proficiency in computer word processing, spreadsheet applications, and specialized clinical information systems.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT