Seeking Volunteers for Field Testing of the NCAS Assessment

January 21, 2020

Are you interested in a unique opportunity to support the HCA profession? To enhance BC’s capacity to build a safe and competent health workforce? The BC College of Nursing Professionals needs you!

BCCNP runs the Nursing Community Assessment Service (NCAS). And NCAS runs a competency assessment for healthcare practitioners who are either returning to practice or who are educated internationally and seeking to practice in BC.  You can read more about NCAS and our assessment service at www.ncasbc.ca.

Field testing the NCAS computer-based assessment (CBA)
We are looking for recent HCA grads and graduating students to help us field test our computer-based assessment (CBA). The CBA is a three-hour assessment that seeks to assess one’s knowledge of the skills and competencies required to enter HCA practice in BC. 
 
To be considered for participation, applicants must:
  • have graduated in 2018 or 2019 from a recognized Health Care Assistant (HCA) program in BC
OR
  • be graduating in the next two months from a Health Care Assistant (HCA) program in BC
 
Will I receive any compensation for volunteering?
You will receive a $100 honorarium for your participation.
 
What will I need to do if I volunteer?
Complete the HCA CBA and provide feedback to NCAS. You will also be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement at the start of the assessment.
 
When and where does the field test exercise take place?
Testing takes place at the BCCNP office at 200 Granville St. in Vancouver. You can sign up for one of these three dates:
  • January 30, 2020
  • January 31, 2020
  • February 3, 2020
 
How do I apply?
Interested applicants should complete our online application form: https://forms.gle/eUD9t5yyLAcKKeVt6
 
How and when will I know if I am selected?
The deadline for applications is 9 a.m. on Jan 30th. We'll contact all applicants, whether they are selected or not, no later than Jan 31st.  
 
Who can I contact if I have any questions?
Email Jodi Dattadeen, NCAS Coordinator at info@ncasbc.ca.