Temporary, Full-Time

Dates: As soon as possible to December 31, 2018

The aim of the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) for Internationally Educated Practitioners Project is to develop a competency based assessment service, across four nursing community stakeholders (BC Health Care Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, and Registered Psychiatric Nurses) that will provide an accelerated, streamlined approach to assist Internationally Educated Practitioners (IEP’s) in integrating into BC’s health workplace. The overarching goal of this initiative is to enhance the Province’s capacity to build and maintain a safe, competent and adequately resourced nursing workforce in BC.

The competency assessment model for this Service consists of a Computer Based Assessment and a Simulation Lab Assessment of selected entry-level competencies. 

The Program Assistant provides administrative, program and operational support to NCAS program. This position administers IEPs registration issues and liaises with IEPs such as providing them with SLA information. Performing a wide range of program and operational activities, examples of duties include administrative support to SLA and liaising between various internal and external parties. This position assists in the coordination of human resources activities including SLA support staff scheduling, recruitment, and orientation. Additionally, this position provides secretarial support to the Langara SLA Program Manager and coordinates internal and external meetings, and activities for the SLA. Performs other related duties and or projects as assigned.


Education & Experience:

  • Gr. 12 completion, plus over one year of additional specialized training in business, office administration, medical office assistance, or secretarial skills.  Completion of a 2-year related college diploma preferred. 
  • Two (2) years of related experience working with administrative and secretarial duties in an office environment, preferably within a post-secondary environment.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Medical office experience working with clients and agencies preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills in a Windows environment, including word processing (MS Word & Word Perfect), spreadsheets (i.e. Excel) database software (MS Access), Internet searching and development/maintenance of information on a website

Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in English and the ability to effectively communicate clearly and tactfully (both orally and in writing) with others.
  • Abililty to effectively and appropriately communicate time-sensitive information with stakeholders and supervisors.
  • Ability to explain and follow complex policies, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and working relationships to deal professionally, diplomatically, and respectfully with the IEPs, Site coordinator, support staff and members of NCAS team, as well as other internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to adapt to variation in work scheduling such as NCAS assessment and attending meetings, as necessary.
  • Ability to compose routine and non-routine correspondence, reports, and related material independently.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information and exercise tact, discretion, good judgement, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to prepare and organize documents and reports accurately with minimum supervision.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills in project deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible to changes with scheduling and priorities.
  • Ability to work well and effectively with a demanding workload and frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member to resolve problems.
  • Thorough knowledge of current office software, general office procedures and applicable guidelines with regard to effective office operations and administration.
  • Ability to learn new software packages in a self-directed manner.
  • Ability to produce and upload materials to the Web as needed.
  • Keyboarding of 50 wpm.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and accurately prepare agendas and minutes.

Salary Range: $1,508.56 - $1,706.59 Bi-Weekly (Pay Grade 17)

Employee Group: CUPE

Hours & Days of Work: 8:30am - 4:30pm. Monday to Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department. This position is not subject to the compressed workweek schedule.

Application Information: To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter no later than 4:30pm of the closing date. For a copy of the position description please click here.

Please note that internal applicants are given first consideration.

Closing Date: February 5, 2018

Competition No.: C023-18

We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.

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