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St. Michael’s Hospital Clerical Assistant – Perioperative Services Temporary in Toronto, ON

St. Michael’s Hospital

Branch Toronto ON CA

Position:
Clerical Assistant – Perioperative Services
Location:
Toronto, ON

Collaborate with patient care team (physicians, nurses, clinical assistants, health disciplines, USWs) to support patient care flow, family visiting or other…

The primary role of the Clerical Assistant in an In-Patient Area is to provide administrative and clerical support to the daily operations of the unit. The scope of the position requires proficient skills related to customer service, communication and computer technology. The Clerical Assistant interacts with internal and external health care providers, staff, patients, families, and administration to provide fair, timely and equitable patient access to services.

Responsibilities

  • Provide a broad range of secretarial and clerical support to the daily operations of a specific department
  • Provide excellent customer service – first contact by phone, in person and electronically for patients, staff and visitors; answers and forwards messages, facilitates pages to physicians/consult service providers, manages flow of patients/clients/visitors in a customer focused manner
  • Coordinate timing and record keeping relating to patient admission, discharges, transfers and tests, maintaining patient charts (e.g., standardized packages, thinning, team labels, names, file old charts upon discharge)
  • Arrange and coordinate appointments and meetings as necessary e.g., arranges for follow-up outpatient appointments at discharge
  • Collaborate with patient care team (physicians, nurses, clinical assistants, health disciplines, USWs) to support patient care flow, family visiting or other unit/department coordination processes
  • Manages requests in a timely manner, based on priority
  • Organize transfers, services and equipment for the unit e.g., ambulance transfers, porter, requests for maintenance of unit supplies and equipment and keep log of equipment sent out e.g., to Engineering, coordinate with consult services and portable diagnostics
  • Review, order and/or pick up supplies and equipment and maintain inventory, with oversight from CLM or designate
  • Update hospital bed management system and unit patient boards
  • Updates infection control patient status and related signage

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a recognized Office Administration program or equivalent
  • Requires a Medical Terminology Certificate
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Communicate clearly and fluently in English.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good judgment and discretion
  • Work well under pressure
  • Highly organized and efficient time manager
  • Problem solver
  • Must be able to prioritize and multitask

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2016-09-22
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