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Halifax, NS, Canada Administrative and Clerical Entry Level Full-time

Posting Number FO0917 (Please quote this number on your application & subject line of your submission)
This is an NSGEU Bargaining Unit position.
Start Date – October 2, 2017
End Date – December 31, 2018

Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres (NSHSC) is a program of the provincial Department of Health. Established in 1963, NSHSC works to prevent and reduce the impact of communication disorder for Nova Scotians.

We are proud to offer:

  • Salaries (full time) commensurate with experience [starting at $33,504), and excellent benefits package
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Opportunities for relocation

We are accepting applications for the temporary, full-time (1.0 FTE) position of an Administrative Support Professional. The Home Base Site location is QEII Health Sciences Centre. Successful candidate will report to the assigned manager. The Administrative Support Professional is responsible for providing clerical support services within the Centres in accordance with clinical standards and procedures. In addition, s/he is responsible for assisting and establishing a positive rapport with the general public and medical community. The work for this temporary, full-time Administrative Support Personnel position is currently divided between the QEII Halifax Infirmary and Nova Scotia Rehabilitation and Arthritis Centre. The successful candidate will also provide support remotely to other Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres sites as workload permits. The workload at these sites is high volume, fast paced, and requires attention to detail. The majority of daily work involves computer use and telephone interactions. The individual in this position must be comfortable working independently at the same time as being an integral team member.

What you'll need

Qualifications

Requirements

  • Successful completion of a recognized business/secretarial program
  • Excellent communication skills, including proficiency in written and spoken English. If English is not your first language further documents will be required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a wide variety of clients (adults and pediatric) and professionals
  • Demonstrated good organizational/workload management skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Medical terminology education
  • Experience with providing services to the general public and medical community
  • Valid Nova Scotia driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle as travel is required
  • Flexibility to travel on occasion to attend continuing education, events and/or meetings
  • Must have patience and skill for conversing on the telephone with individuals who may have communication challenges
  • Candidate will have to demonstrate current immunization and/or boosters at the end of the probationary period

Assets

  • Working knowledge of Nightingale computer system
  • ?Experience scanning and uploading of client documents
  • Minimum of one year experience with reception and general office duties
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Ability to provide bilingual clinical services

We're looking for

Core Skills

Bilingual General Office Work Receptionist Duties Medical Terminology Organizational Skills Excellent interpersonal skills Microsoft Office Communication Skills Secretarial Skills General Administrative Support

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres

Nova Scotia Hearing and Speech Centres (NSHSC) is a program of the provincial Department of Health. Established in 1963, NSHSC works to prevent and reduce the impact of communication disorder for Nova Scotians.

We are proud to offer:

  • Salaries commensurate with experience and excellent benefits package
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Opportunities for relocation

Are you interested?

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Note – All offers of employment will be conditional upon results of, vulnerable sector search and child abuse registry search, policy sign-off, and references – all to be satisfactory to the employer. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.