Sprott Shaw College
Since 1903

Health Care Assistant (HCA) Clinical Instructor Open

 Published on Sep 18, 2023
 Monday to Thursday, 10 hours per day
 Hourly $31.00
* This position is for B.C. residents only *

Are you motivated by using your talents to support others? Come work for one of BC’s top private colleges!

Established in 1903, Sprott Shaw College is a private post-secondary institution with 16 government-designated campuses across British Columbia. We take great pride in educating and preparing our students for rewarding and relevant careers in Administration, Business, Trades & Design, Nursing & Healthcare, and Child, Family & Community Support.

Sprott Shaw College is one of the oldest colleges in British Columbia with over 120 years of storied history. As an organization, we cultivate professional growth and positive working environments for our employees, which fosters our values of Community, Diversity, Integrity, Quality, Respect, and Results-Oriented. 

Reporting to the Campus Director, the HCA Clinical Instructor is responsible for overseeing students on their work experience.  The HCA Clinical Instructor must understand Sprott Shaw’s HCA and Community Support Worker Assisted Living Program goals and outcomes, the learning goals and outcomes for all clinical training, and the policies/procedures for each facility that the students will be attending during clinical training.


  • Maintain discretion and confidentiality in dealing with clients/patients, students, peers and supervisors
  • Develop and maintain a collaborative relationship with others at various levels and organizations
  • Identify resources which can contribute to problem-solving
  • Set a professional example for students to follow
  • Meet regularly with the campus HCA Lead Instructor/Director, keeping him/her informed of student progress and/or issues
  • Act as a campus liaison for students and clinical site staff
  • Serve as a ‘resource’ person for students
  • Remain on-site at all times, keeping students and facility staff informed of whereabouts
  • Monitor and mentor students, providing feedback during daily pre- and post-care conferences
  • Develop and evaluate strategies for accomplishing clinical goals and outcomes
  • Recognize and respond before situations become critical
  • Use empathy and respect when dealing with students, peers, and supervisors
  • Distribute and explain clinical packages (learning objectives, learning goals, assignments, etc.)
  • Provide site orientations to students 
  • Make arrangements with the facility for daily pre- and post-care conferences 
  • Provide clear and concise documentation files
  • Prepare and review evaluations with students
  • Ensure that all evaluations and documentations are completed and submitted to the campus 
  • Ensure all supplies and materials are available for the students 

Qualifications and Education

  • Clinical experience preferred in the areas applicable to the experience:  Multi-Level / Complex Care / Assisted Living / Home Support
  • Understands Sprott Shaw Health Care Assistant / Community Support Worker Assisted Living Program goals and/or outcomes 
  • Understands the learning goals and outcomes for all clinical training
  • Understands the policy/procedures for each facility that students will be attending during clinical training
  • Has current skills in the use of various equipment (i.e. Hoyer lifts, Medi-lifts, Arjo tubs, etc.) used at the clinical site(s)
  • Computer literacy for completion of required documentation 
  • Caring and patient attitude towards student learning

Theory Courses 

  1. Current full registration or non-practicing registration with the BCCNM; and
  2. Demonstrated ability to teach adult learners (i.e. completion of Provincial Instructor Diploma or equivalent education or previous teaching experience with satisfactory references or positive performance evaluations and student course evaluations); and 
  3. Two or more years of full-time Canadian nursing experience (1 year = 1400 hours) with relevant knowledge of the Canadian health care system, the roles and responsibilities of healthcare team members and current policies and procedures within residential and community care settings.  Nursing work experience to include:
  • Experience in working with older adults with complex health needs; and
  • Experience or orientation in home support and multi-level/complex care

Note: Other faculty qualifications may be considered for the Interpersonal Communications course (e.g., undergraduate degree in a Health or Human Services field)

Lab and Practice Experience

  1. Same as per theory except must have current full registration with the BCCNM


  • Proven knowledge of MS Office and/or database systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills 


  • Accountability
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Network and relationship building
  • Planning and organizing

What We Offer

  • Reimbursement of practicing license or professional association membership fees
  • Education and training allowance
  • Tuition discount for spouse and children
  • Comprehensive extended health benefits
  • Disability and life insurance
  • RRSP matching
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program

Commitment to Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Sprott Shaw College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all applicants to apply and does not discriminate based on race, national/ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, and/or disability.

Please note that due to the volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not contact the campus directly.

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