COVID-19 RESPONSE: CONTACT TRACING & TESTING
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is actively recruiting healthcare professionals to help with contact tracing and testing to help keep communities safe as the province of British Columbia continues its COVID-19 response plan.
Contact tracing is an important tool to help diagnose people who may have COVID-19 sooner and prevent the virus from spreading in our communities. “We want to make sure people are kept safe in any COVID-19 outbreak, and one of the ways to do that is through strong contact tracing,” said Premier John Horgan. “These new contact tracers will provide an extra layer of protection by jumping into action as soon as there is an outbreak, and will start their detective-style work to find out who may be infected in order to protect all British Columbians.”
We are seeking applicants who have public health and communicable disease experience. Hours of work are 0830 to 1630 or 0830-1700 (depending on work location), and includes Monday to Friday as well as some weekends. Successful applicants must have their driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
COVID-19 Testing Sites
VCH has activated a number of COVID-19 testing sites in the community and are hiring for a variety of healthcare professionals to work at these sites with the goal of alleviating the burden on provincial laboratory testing infrastructure and protecting acute-care capacity in B.C.’s hospitals as respiratory illness season approaches this fall.
Testing sites are safe environments to work in VCH as the infection prevention and control guidelines for the site are strict and well-followed. Staff wear the clean laundered scrubs provided and have access to appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) for the duration of their shift.
Testing sites are busy as it can see up to 500 people per day. It is great place to work if you enjoy a fast-paced role and being outdoors. Being separate from a health unit or hospital also creates a fun an autonomous environment. VCH will provide Cerner (CST) training and support on site.
We continue to hire for COVID-19 specific units and general care. We thank you in advance for your flexibility and your willingness to help out in times of need.