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HCA – Technical

Hamilton Health Sciences

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted August 3, 2022.

HCA – Technical
Job Number: 98821
Job: Administrative/Service
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital
Status: Regular Part-time
Hours per week: 7.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: CUPE 7800
Minimum Salary: 25.9801 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 26.5102
Post Date: Aug 3, 2022, 4:00:00 AM

Close Date (Period for Applying) – External

: Aug 10, 2022, 3:59:00 AM

Unit Summary

The Cardiac & Vascular program is responsible for the care provided to patients on 5 South(Cardiac Surgery), 5 West (Vascular Surgery), the CCU, CIU (Cardiology) as well as the Heart Investigation Unit, ICU West, the Electrophysiology Lab, Autonomic Lab, Outpatients Department and the Cardiac Health and Rehabilitation Centre at the General site. The Arrhythmia Services Program at the General site supports care of patients requiring electrophysiology studies and cardiac ablations, permanent pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardioversion. Patients from Hamilton-Wentworth and Central South Ontario are referred for investigation of acute cardiac arrhythmias. Invasive diagnostics as well as therapeutic procedures are performed in the EPS lab, five days a week. The results of these investigations may determine whether a patient requires a permanent pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator.

Position Summary

As a member of the healthcare team, the Health Care Aide supports patient care through equipment and supply management, maintenance of a clean, safe environment and participatition in selected patient care activities. The HCA provides unit support to patients, families and those providing service and/or care.

Schedule Work Hours

Monday to Friday; days and evenings


1. Grade 12 high school graduate diploma or equivalent
2. Current Certificate in CPR/BCLS
3. Completed CSAO Techniques course
4. Minimum 2 years technical experience in a similar role (the handling and care of delicate equipment) within a
healthcare environment
5. Demonstrated experience maintaining and stocking materials and supplies (sterile/unsterile)
6. Knowledge and skill in using computers (Microsoft Office)
7. Working knowledge of Universal Precautions and WHMIS
8. Demonstrated effective communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, collaboration and teamwork skills
9. Demonstrated initiative and judgment appropriate for the position
10. Ability to read and write English proficiently
11. Ability to accept assigned or delegated functions, set priorities and organize work accordingly
12. Ability to lift using appropriate lifting techniques and bend, push and pull using good body techniques

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services.

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements:

Article 30 (k), CUPE Collective Agreement

Article 10.7 (d), ONA Collective Agreement

Article 13.01 (b) (ii), OPSEU 273 Collective Agreement

Article 14.04, OPSEU 209 Collective Agreement

Article 2.07 and Article 13, PIPSC RT Collective Agreement