Health Unit Aide

City Burnaby
Job ID 2022-24674
Administrative / Accounting Clerical
Posting Date
4 days ago(8/4/2022 6:22 PM)
Closing Date
Employment Type
Full Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630; Some evening and weekend may required
Population & Public Health
Salary at Time of Posting
$21.18-$23.38 per hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities 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 43,000 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.


Effective October 26th, 2021 all staff for all positions across Health Care require full COVID 19 vaccination. All positions, require that you are 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.


Position Highlights


We are currently looking to fill an exciting Full Time position as a Health Unit Aide in Burnaby, BC.


Valued Benefits


A career with Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of professionals in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.


We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends and family as a phenomenal place to work! We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


Find out what it’s like to work here. Like us on Facebook(@fraserhealthcareers), follow us on Twitter & Instagram(@FHCareer), or connect with us on LinkedIn (fraserhealthcareers) for first-hand employee insights!


Detailed Overview

Under the general supervision of the Nursing Supervisor, the Health Unit Aide assists Public Health Nurses in a variety of support and service areas such as organizing and setting up immunization clinics; distribution of supplies for needle exchange programs; maintaining and distributing the Unit's biological supply; conducting hearing and vision screening, maintaining and cleaning a variety of supplies and equipment and performs related clerical duties such as charting and collecting data, creates spreadsheets, data entry, word processing, filing and photocopying.


  1. Coordinates, organizes and/or conducts hearing and vision screening in various locations; records results of screening and makes referrals as per protocols.

  2. Sets up immunization clinics; maintains supply of biologicals by monitoring stock levels, compiling biological/drug orders for clinics and general practitioners, distributing biologicals, lab supplies and pamphlets, and ensuring refrigeration and transport temperatures are maintained.

  3. Maintains inventories of supplies and equipment by performing duties such as monitoring inventory levels, identifying requirements, processing orders, and receiving, verifying, documenting, distributing, and storing shipments.

  4. Cleans and sterilizes equipment and supplies in accordance with established procedures by performing duties such as preparing and changing solutions, washing and drying supplies, preparing and wrapping supplies for autoclaving.

  5. Prepares equipment and supply bags by cleaning and stocking as required.

  6. Provides support in clinical settings by performing duties such as setting up, dismantling and cleaning rooms, weighing and measuring babies, calibrating and cleaning equipment, distribution of needle exchange supplies as per protocol.

  7. Performs administrative support duties such as photocopying, booking clients for appointments, answering phones, assembling and maintaining files, packaging items for shipment, organizing and renewing pamphlets, marking new equipment.

  8. Performs word processing and data entry functions such as correspondence, statistical data, client records maintenance, copy or general instruction by using software applications such as Word, Excel, graphics and databases; drafts correspondence for review and signature; signs correspondence for standard responses, as required.

  9. Delivers and disposes of supplies, biologicals, materials, and equipment by performing duties such as packaging, making arrangements for pickup and delivery, and transporting.

  10. Maintains department resources by performing duties such as logging materials out, tracking loans, maintaining booking schedules and arranging maintenance of equipment.

  11. Maintains a petty cash account, receives payments and issues receipts as required.

  12. Provides direction to volunteers, and monitors and assists as required.

  13. Performs other related duties, as required.


Education and Experience

Grade twelve (12), Medical Office Assistant Certificate, plus one (1) year's recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid Class V B.C. Driver's Licence and possession of a personal vehicle.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

  • Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.

  • Ability to operate related equipment.

  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform electronic data entry and word processing at 50 wpm using relevant software applications.

  • Knowledge of general office procedures.


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