Providence Health Care Hosts Career Fair in Vancouver

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Providence Health Care (PHC) is one of Canada's largest faith-based health care organizations, operating 14 health care facilities in Greater Vancouver. Providence Health Care is in the market to fill hundreds of health care jobs over the next few months. To help accomplish this ambitious goal, PHC is holding a career fair on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver.

I'm extremely proud to announce that Providence Health Care has been selected from hundreds of organizations in the province as one of BC's Top 50 Employers for 2009

Providence Health Care (PHC) is one of Canada's largest faith-based health care organizations, operating 14 health care facilities in Greater Vancouver. The health care industry is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing industries in BC. Providence Health Care is in the market to fill hundreds of health care jobs over the next few months. To help accomplish this ambitious goal, PHC is holding a career fair on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Career Fair will take place at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver.

To register for the upcoming PHC Career Fair, email careerfair2008 @ providencehealth.bc.ca.

One of BC's Top 50 Employers:
The results of the fifth annual BC's Top 50 Employers competition were announced on October 18, 2008 by Mediacorp Canada Inc. Providence Health Care was recognized as one of BC's leading employers. PHC is recognized as offering employees progressive work policies, opportunities for growth, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits.

"I'm extremely proud to announce that Providence Health Care has been selected from hundreds of organizations in the province as one of BC's Top 50 Employers for 2009," said Dianne Doyle, PHC President & CEO. "The BC's Top 50 Employers competition acknowledges British Columbia employers that lead their industries in recruitment and retention, offering exceptional places to work."

A variety of nursing jobs are currently available at Providence Health Care. Providence Health Care nurses enjoy a professional practice environment that blends stimulating career opportunities with compassionate care. At PHC, care giving is not a solitary pursuit: every nurse is a vital part of an inter-disciplinary team that determines and continually re-assesses the best treatment for each patient. A nursing career at Providence Health Care offers exciting opportunities, challenges and choices including the ability to work at different sites and in various aspects of care, from primary and tertiary care to geriatric and rehabilitation medicine. Nurses also have access to world-class programs and participation in groundbreaking research regularly published in the most prestigious medical journals.

Providence Health Care currently has several respiratory therapy jobs available. PHC provides a dynamic setting for respiratory therapists to develop their skills. PHC respiratory therapists are offered opportunities for learning and ongoing development. Advanced practice skills are available at both of PHC's acute care sites, including arterial line insertion, high-frequency oscillation and inhaled nitric oxide. Providence Health Care also has several pharmacy jobs available. PHC Pharmacists benefit from an environment of excellence, rewarding positions, and growth opportunities.

About Providence Health Care:
Providence Health Care (PHC) is one of Canada's largest faith-based health care organization, operating 14 health care facilities in Greater Vancouver that provide acute, residential, rehabilitation and community kidney dialysis services. Guided by the principle 'How you want to be treated', PHC's 1,000 physicians and 6,000 staff deliver compassionate care to more than 450,000 patients and residents each year. Teaching and research are conducted in affiliation with the University of British Columbia and other institutions of higher education. PHC's facilities include: St. Paul's Hospital, Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, St. Vincent's Hospitals (Brock Fahrni Pavilion, Langara and Honoria Conway at Heather), Youville Residence, Marion Hospice and community dialysis clinics in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Sechelt, Squamish and Powell River.

For more information on Providence Health Care and the upcoming Career Fair, please visit the PHC website at http://www.providencehealthcare.org.

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