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Instructors, Health Care Assistant - General Posting (1886)

Instructors, Health Care Assistant - General Posting

Employment Group
Position Number
Faculty of Health Sciences and Human Services
Health Care Assistant
Multiple locations
Multiple Locations, British Columbia
Appointment Type
temporary part-time
Up to 28 hours per week direct instruction.
Pay Level
BCGEU: $62,828 - $100,958 per annum (prorated if part-time). Collective bargaining is ongoing and salary rates will be updated once an agreement is reached and ratified
Starting Salary
Faculty are placed on the BCGEU salary scale based on education, experience and placement criteria as outlined in the Collective Agreement, to an initial maximum of $78,303 per annum
Appointment Start Date
Appointment End Date
Posting Restrictions
This posting will be used to fill more than one position. Teach either Spring 2023, Intersession 2023, Fall 2023 or all. Review of applications will start in October 2022. Appointment may be extended or end early.
Applicant Documents
CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Driver's Abstract, Qualifications , Referees/References
Posted Date
Closing Date
Job Reference


VIU is seeking instructors to deliver courses within the Health Care Assistant program at our Nanaimo, Cowichan and Powell River campuses for 2023. This is in support of the HCA Partnership Pathways initiative and is subject to enrollment and funding. The program is delivered in a part-time modular format for some courses.

Teach in clinical, lab, and/or classroom settings, including preparation, delivery, and evaluation. Support student learning through the integration and evaluation of student progress in theory and practice. Participate in instructional advising with students. Contribute to departmental and faculty meetings and program activities related to curriculum and administrative planning activities.

An overview of the program can be found here

Instructors must have the ability to offer instruction in an online environment. Some on-campus delivery may take place in the evenings or on weekends.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. Successful candidates will participate in activities outside the classroom including student support and department committees.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an appropriately accredited institution, with current practicing BCCNM membership in good standing; the BC Provincial Instructor Diploma, or its equivalent, completed or in progress (maximum two years to completion) from an accredited institution; a minimum of five years recent gerontological nursing experience; responsive to a diverse student population; a solid understanding of the scope and role of health care assistants in the health care system.

Proficiency with the application and integration of information technology. Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing and cultural teachings.

Candidates with lesser qualifications (RN/LPN with current practicing BCCNM membership in good standing) may be considered for instruction of lab/clinical courses.
Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's License and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree in nursing or related field from an appropriately accredited institution; familiar with practice settings in Central Vancouver Island, including private and public residential care and acute care; familiarity with learning management systems (D2L) in an educational setting.

VIU is pleased to offer employees a comprehensive benefit plan; ample paid holiday time; professional development opportunities and a desirable pension plan. As part of the VIU campus community, our employees work with supportive colleagues within an encouraging environment and are provided with the tools and training that promote learning and development. The perks of VIU employment are multiple, and include well-being initiatives and services, strategic discounts and flexible work opportunities.


  • Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Vancouver Island University (VIU) is collectively committed to building and sustaining a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment for faculty, staff, and students.  In our journey towards greater diversity, we invite applications from members of equity-seeking communities including women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all gender identities and sexual orientations who bring value to the VIU community through their lived experiences.  We encourage members of all equity-seeking groups to self-identify within their application cover letter.  When a candidate voluntarily discloses this information in their cover letter, the information will be used only for the fulfillment of the career opportunity.  Disclosure and/or self-identification with an equity-seeking group will not lead to advantageous treatment of a candidate who is not qualified.