General Office Clerk – Diagnostic Imaging Job at Nova Scotia Health Authority in Bridgewater, NS

Job Description

Req ID: 100887

Location: Western Zone, South Shore Regional Hospital

Company: NSHA

Department: DI Radiology SSRH

Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Union Status: Admin Professionals NSGEU

Posting Closing Date: 4-Dec-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Manager, the General Office Clerk (GOC) functions as a key member of the Diagnostic Imaging Team, supporting and coordinating efficient and effective daily operations, and ensuring an efficient flow of information and patients through the department.

The General Office Clerk will exhibit sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the mission, vision and values of the service and incorporates into daily practice the core competencies and vision of Nova Scotia Health Authority. These include expected behaviours, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.


Grade 12 or equivalent

Completion of an approved Office Administration or Secretarial course

Successful completion of Medical Terminology Course required

Two years’ experience providing clerical support, preferably in a health-care setting

Proficient in the effective use of computers (Microsoft Suite – Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, E-mail) and the ability to acquire additional skills as necessary

Typing skills – minimum of 40 words per minute

Experience in Community Wide Scheduling (CWS) and Meditech required

Knowledge of DI operating policies and procedures and the interrelationship of DI activities with other healthcare disciplines and organizational services required

Demonstrated accountability, good judgement and decision making skills

Strong client focus and ability to build solid client relationships

Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills

Excellent organizational, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills, demonstrating a high degree of tact, sensitivity, judgment, courtesy and confidentiality when dealing with all levels of staff and the public

Ability to prioritize duties and work in an effective and efficient manner, functioning independently as well as part of a team

Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health

Demonstrated ability to use sound professional judgment, initiative and problem-solving skills

Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as standing, sitting, keyboarding, multitasking, telephone duties, dealing with stressful situations and strict timeframes

Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Please Note: A skill test may be included as part of the selection process

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Permanent Full-time Position; 70 Hours Bi-weekly

Salary Information

$20.3647 – $23.1417 Hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check

Proof of education & training certifications

Proof of any additional required qualification

Valid registration with the relevant licensing body

Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation

Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit – NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority

Company Location:  Bridgewater, NS

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