Health Career Access Program (HCAP)
Your health care career starts here.
The Health Career Access Program (HCAP) provides a path for applicants with no health care experience to get hired and receive paid employer-sponsored health care assistant training as part of their employment.
“My actions, my thoughts, and what I did today, have made a difference in somebody’s life.
Ganesh, HCAP Student & Health Care Support Worker
Step into an exciting career in health care with the Health Career Access Program (HCAP).
In partnership with the B.C. Ministry of Health, Fraser Health is hiring Health Care Support Workers (HCSW) and supporting them to become qualified as registered Health Care Assistants / Community Health Workers through the Health Career Access Program (HCAP).
Start your journey at a long-term care or assisted living facility, acute care hospital, or in the community. Next, get paid training to work as a health care assistant or community health worker upon successful completion of the program.
Your HCAP Journey looks like this...
Learn about each of the roles.
Health care support workers are supervised by registered nurses or other regulated health care professionals. They provide a variety of critical, non-clinical, non-direct care supports to patients and residents.
Typical duties include:
- Participating as an integral member of a health care delivery team
- Establishing a caring relationship with clients, residents and families
- Providing support and assistance with mealtime activities
- Providing support and assistance in carrying out activities
- Performing housekeeping duties
- Greeting and directing visitors
- Restocking supplies
- Completing and maintaining relevant records
- Health care support workers earn $21.37 an hour
Health care assistants are members of the health care team who provide personal care in a variety of health care settings including acute care hospitals, assisted living facilities, group homes, long-term care and community care.
They are supervised by registered nurses or other regulated health care professionals and follow established care plans to provide personal care such as bathing, grooming, dressing, assisting with meals and oral hygiene.
Other duties include:
- Helping in the delivery of nursing care, including taking temperature, pulse and respiration readings
- Documenting information on a patient’s chart
- Responding to call bells/alarms in hospital settings
- Observing and monitoring patient progress, symptoms and behavioural changes and reporting significant observations
- Utilizing mechanical aides (specialty beds, lifts, wheelchairs and stretchers) to transport patients
- Providing assistance with positioning, lifting and/or transferring patients using established lifting/safety techniques
- Maintaining a clean and safe environment for patients and staff
Ready to make a difference?
Get your career in health care started with the Health Career Access Program (HCAP)
Hear what the team has to say about their experience working and/or living in the Fraser Health region.
Watch this presentation from our Talent Acquisition team to learn about your journey through the HCAP program, what to expect, education requirements, and how to get started with your application.
New hires start as a health care support worker providing non-direct, non-clinical care in home support, long-term care or assisted living setting, and engage in paid training to work as a community health worker upon successful completion of the program.