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Choose2Care will be hosting a Free Virtual Health Care Assistant (HCA) Event for Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) on February 10, 2022!
October 18, 2021 is Health Care Assistant Day in BC! Join us in celebrating and recognizing all Health Care Assistants in your community this year, to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our health care system.
The Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS) is seeking current Health Care Assistant (HCA) students, recent HCA graduates and experienced HCAs to field test a new HCA assessment. An honorarium of $100.00 will be provided.
HCA NCAS assessment fees are increasing to $2,000 effective January 15, 2021. Please visit the NCAS website for more details.
We are happy to announce that the Health Match BC (HMBC) HCA Career Pathways & Bursary Program will cover the cost of the increased NCAS fees!
Health Care Assistants (HCA) play an essential role in BC’s health care system; they make a significant difference in the everyday lives of seniors, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable clients. In order to increase HCA education enrolment, create opportunities for those with existing HCA competencies in becoming registered HCAs, and ensure that BC residents have access to all forms of care they need, Health Match BC collaborated with The Ministry of Health, the BC health authorities, and other provincial partners to launch the Choose2Care program. Since October 2019, Choose2Care has provided potential HCAs with the information necessary to train, register, and become employed as an HCA.
Eight months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic took the world by storm. While it left many out of a job, others needed to give more than they ever had. ‘Stories of the Heart,’ a short film from The BC Centre for Palliative Care, recounts the experience of four Health Care Assistants (HCAs) in British Columbia; stories of patience, perseverance, and empathy. The compilation of real experiences from over 80 HCAs formed what these four actors share. This is a short film that is definitely worth the watch.
High school students! Did you know you might be eligible to participate in a school-funded HCA dual credit training? You can earn dual credits that count towards your high school diploma and your HCA certificate at the same time! Learn more.
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