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Admitting/Switchboard Clerk (Emergency)

Admitting/Switchboard Clerk (Emergency)

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Job Description

Job Title: Admitting/Switchboard Clerk (Emergency)
Work Site: Admitting, Whistler Health Centre
Status: Temporary Part Time
Start Date:  As sson as possible
Salary: $22.05 per hour
Hours: 1200 - 2000/ 1200 - 2200/ 0830 - 1630/ 0745 - 1545
Reference#: 107152-bmc


Within the context of a client/family centered culture and under general supervision performs clerical work related to patient admissions and switchboard operation. Duties include receiving and interviewing patients, referring patients to Emergency nurse for immediate assessment based on established guidelines, completing and processing admitting records, contacting personnel for relevant information, and entering data into a computerized system. Operates the switchboard, locating personnel through the use of pagers, answering services and the public address system, and responding to emergencies according to established procedures


  • Grade 12.
  • One years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to keyboard at 45 w.p.m.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out duties of the position.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to organize work.

This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. The Internal competition closes July 20, 2018.  External applicants will be considered after internals.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.
Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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