Environmental Services / Housekeeping - Various locations in Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver, and Coastal Rural regions
Permanent Full-Time and Casual/on-call positions available
Please note: We are always recruiting to maintain a robust pool of casual staff. This is a unionized environment/position and all vacancies are posted internally for current employees to apply. Working more hours as a casual staff member will build your seniority hours; this will open more opportunities for you when applying for internal vacancies
As soon as possible
Shift differential for evening and weekend hours is an additional $1.80 per hour.
Evening (from 4pm to 12 midnight) and Weekend premium (from 1am Saturday to 12 midnight Sunday): $21.91 + 1.80 per hour (as per FBA collective agreement).
Come work as a Housekeeping Aide with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Housekeeper to join the Environmental Services/Housekeeping team with opportunities throughout the lower mainland and coastal regions to promote a safe and respectful working environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff. Apply today to join our team!
As a Housekeeper with Vancouver Coastal Health you will:
Perform a variety of cleaning duties such as but not limited to:
dry and wet mopping of floors;
floor maintenance and refinishing using appropriate equipment;
cleaning & disinfecting ceiling, wall, vent, washroom, bed, furniture and equipment;
regular and biomedical waste collection and removal;
and maintaining the overall cleanliness of the facility according to organizational policies, procedures and routines.
About Environmental Services with VCH:
Many people are familiar with the terms 'janitorial' or 'housekeeping' but these terms don't necessarily encompass all their responsibilities. Rather, the role of Environmental Services is to work with hospital staff to keep employees, patients and visitors safe with proper medical cleaning and disinfecting. Environmental Services works closely with infection control and patient care teams to clean and disinfect clinical and non-clinical areas, including patient care rooms, offices, washrooms and common areas. They also remove garbage, recycling, soiled linen and bio-hazard waste, vacuum carpets, clean and polish floors and disinfect walls and beds, among other duties.
Education & Experience
Grade 10 or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge & 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.
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.
As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.
WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?
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 our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.
We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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.