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Health Care Career Fair in Campbell River

Health Care Career Fair in Campbell River

CAMPBELL RIVER – Are you interested in a Career in Health Care? Did you know health care careers can include anything from nurses and doctors to audiologists, administrative assistants, carpenters, electricians, power engineers, speech language pathologists, food services, housekeeping, laundry, protection services and medical device reprocessing technicians?  In fact, at Island Health alone there are over 900 different jobs. 

Discover your future career path at our Health Care Career Fair:

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Robron Centre Gymnasium – 740 Robron Road – Campbell River
1:00pm – 3:00pm Aboriginal High School Students and Families
3:00pm – 5:00pm Everyone Welcome

In the coming years, Island Health and other health care organizations will need to fill hundreds of positions covering hundreds of different job categories. Right now is a great time to start planning for a future career in health care!

Take this opportunity to come out and talk with people working in a variety of health care positions and settings.  We will have booths featuring:  registered nurses and psychiatric nurses, doctors, social workers, audiologists, protection services officers, midwives, medical lab technologists, dietitians, Aboriginal liaison nurses and others.  Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and learn about what their day-to-day work is like, their educational path, and the other professionals they work with on a daily basis. Some booths will have hands-on demonstrations like blood pressure monitoring for students and community to experience.

The event is a collaborative effort between School District 72 and Island Health with a specific focus on Aboriginal students and communities. The event is open to all Aboriginal students and families beginning at 1:00pm and open to the public between 3:00 and 5:00pm. Island Health’s Aboriginal Employment Team members are the key coordinators and will be on hand to lead fun activities such as a photo booth and provide information on the various career opportunities within Island Health while promoting their employment support services to Aboriginal job seekers.

“Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the Aboriginal communities we serve,” said Island Health’s President and CEO Dr. Brendan Carr. “Diversity enhances our ability to deliver culturally-safe services and improves the health status of Aboriginal people by creating health settings where people feel respected.”

The Health Care Career Fair will also feature a number of booths from post-secondary schools (University of British Columbia, North Island College, Vancouver Island University, Discovery College, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology), other health care organizations (First Nations Health Authority, Life Labs, Communitas Supportive Care Society, Ocean Grove Midwifery, Campbell River and District Association for Community Living, Kwakiutl District Health), as well as local employment agencies (Metis Employment and Training,  North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society, The Job Shop and North Island Employment Foundation Society).

This event is supported by Campbell River Starbucks and Thrifty Foods.

Photo Caption:
Meet Kimberley Black, RD, Aboriginal Health Dietitian, North Island (left); and Jacki Price, RN, Diabetes Nurse Educator, Campbell River Hospital and set your career goals in motion at Island Health’s Health Care Career Fair on February 18. View a larger version of the image on Flickr.  

For more information contact:
Michele Morfitt, Island Health Aboriginal Employment Advisor
250-850-2972
michele.morfitt@viha.ca

Central/North Island media inquiries:
Valerie Wilson
Manager, Regional Communications
250-739-6303
valerie.wilson@viha.ca

Download Health Care Career Fair Feb 18th PDF