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Health Career Access Program (HCAP)

The new Health Career Access Program (HCAP) is an initiative announced by the B. C. Ministry of Health which gives people the opportunity to receive paid education and on-the-job training to support our COVID-19 response. The HCAP introduces a new entry-level, non-clinical support role, called the Health Care Support Worker (HCSW), to increase the number of health care assistants at Long-Term Care (LTC) and Seniors' Assisted Living (SAL) facilities, and Home Support setting throughout the province. The HCSW role offers entrants the opportunity to complete streamlined training to become Health Care Assistants (HCA) while working as an HCSW. Participants in this program have two distant roles:

  1. Working in a non-clinical role as a Health Care Support Worker (HCSW)

  2. Attending Post-Secondary education to become a Health Care Assistant (HCA)

If you are interested in becoming an HCSW, refer to the BC government's Work in the health care sector page.

An education series has been created to support HCSWs in the workplace! Please join nurse educators from LTC & AL profession practice connect with HCSWs and HCSW support staff. Take this opportunity to further develop skills in providing support to residents and new staff at your worksite. Register for sessions on LearningHub course code 26624.

LearningHub Course Code 26624

Session #

Date

Time

Education Topic

1

Jul 27, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Intro to HCAP

2

Aug 10, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Roles and Responsibilities of the HCSW

3

Aug 25, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Intro to Long Term Care & Assisted Living: Part 1

4

Sept 1, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Building a Community of Learners

5

Sept 9, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Infection Control

6

Sept 14, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Check-in Session 1/Discussion

7

Sept 22, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Coming to Know the Residents

8

Oct 5, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Person-Centered Care

9

TBD

TBD

Sexual and Gender Diversity - Rescheduled - Date TBD

10

N/A

N/A

Cancelled

11

Nov 17, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Supportive Communication Skills

12

N/A

N/A‎

Cancelled

13

Dec 1, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Care Approaches in LTC

14

Dec 09, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Dementia/Specialized Populations

15

Dec 15, 2021

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

End of Life Care/Final check-in


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Topics subject to change based on education priorities for health care support workers (HCSW)

 

For access to the Manager/leader user manual and for previous education session PowerPoints, please email HCAPStudents@vch.ca.



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