In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority (Island Health), patient & staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reporting to the Manager or designate and under general supervision, positions at this level perform a variety of clerical duties related to the operation of a patient care area. This includes duties such as acting as a communication link for the Unit by transcribing and processing physicians orders, communicating with other departments and hospitals, coordinating patient appointments, arranging patient tests and receiving results, receiving and directing visitors and telephone answering. Assembles and maintains patient charts and performs keyboarding and data entry responsibilities.
Grade 12, medical terminology and graduation from a recognized Nursing Unit Clerk program plus one year's recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to keyboard at 50 wpm
Ability to organize work.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Ability to utilize a variety of computer software applications.