Unit Support Worker

Position Summary

Who are we looking for?
Vernon Jubilee Hospital is seeking a casual Unit support Worker to join their team. The successful candidate will have completed Grade 12, have one year's recent experience, and a typing test of 40+ words per minute from an accredited source. This position works a rotating schedule of days, evenings, and nights (including weekends and holidays when the rotation requires it) from 07:00-15:00, 15:00-23:00, and 23:00-07:00.

Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual positions and lead to regular employment.

What will you work on?
The Unit Support Worker performs a variety of support functions in accordance with Interior Health policies and procedures such as receiving visitors, telephone answering, completing client documentation, stocking, cleaning and tidying duties. The position assists and transports clients, their personal belongings, equipment, specimens and supplies to and from various locations within the site and reports to the professional staff patient observations and interactions, as appropriate.

How will you create impact?
Unit Support Workers are vital team members within the health care system and play an important role in the health and wellbeing of our patients, visitors and Staff. If you are looking for meaningful work that has a positive impact within your community, and room to grow – apply today!

How will we help you grow?
While many of our support services roles start as casual or temporary, Interior Health provides opportunities to gain permanent and temporary work, cross-training into other areas of support services and beyond, potential for employer paid health and wellness benefits including pension plan and group life benefits. If you are looking for a great foundational work opportunity, learn more about Support Services here!

Community Profile: Vernon is a major vacation destination for those flocking to the Okanagan Valley and is one of those rare cities where unsurpassed beauty and an abundance of recreational and cultural activities combine to create an exceptional quality of life enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The rocky, forested headlands and sheltered, sandy bays await you on the east side of Okanagan Lake, just a few miles south of Vernon. This is an area of undulating bench land dominated by stands of Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir, set between the rolling hills of the Thompson Plateau to the west and the peaks of the Monashee Mountains to the east.


Education, Training and Experience:
Grade 12, one year recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
 Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
 Ability to work effectively with others.
 Ability to keyboard at 40 wpm.
 Ability to organize work.
 Physical ability to perform the duties of the job


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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