Switchboard Operator / Receptionist

Position Summary

East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook, BC is looking for a Relief Full Time Switchboard Operator / Receptionist. Apply today!

When you apply, please ensure you include the following documentation for your application to be considered:
• A current administered 5 minute typing certificate of 45wpm completed in the last 48 months from an approved institution (non-supervised tests are not accepted);
• Your Grade 12 Diploma;
• Proof of working knowledge of Medical Terminology;
• Your Resume indicating one year’s recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience;
• A Cover Letter stating your availability to start in a new position;
• Certificates/Diplomas/Transcripts must be from accredited Schools/Colleges/Universities.

This position performs a variety of clerical duties associated with operating the switchboard, receiving and registering patients, processing accounts receivable such as:

• Operating switchboard and public address/paging systems;
• Participates in various emergency procedures;
• Receives patients/visitors and directs to appropriate areas and checks valuables into the safe;
• Patient registration – admitting duties, arranging escorts for patients, preparing identity armbands, cards and admitting forms;
• Receiving payments for a variety of patient bills and sundry accounts, balances daily cash;
• Clerical duties - typing, compiling and distributing various documents/lists/schedules, completing data entry for admissions and patient count.

Hours of work: Rotating, Days, Evenings, Nights – 06:00 to 14:00, 14:00 to 22:00, 22:00 to 06:00 hours.

Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!

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Come and join us! Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others.

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:
• Grade 12, plus
• One year’s recent related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
• Completion of an administered 5 minute typing certificate of 45wpm in the last 48 months from an approved institution (non-supervised tests are not accepted).

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to keyboard 45 wpm.
• Working knowledge of medical terminology.
• Ability to operate related equipment ((i.e. computer hard and software such as Windows, MS Office etc).
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to deal with patients, visitors and employees in an effective manner.
• Ability to organize work.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

**ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.**

Comments

*Please submit your High School Diploma, a 5 min typing certificate (min. 45 wpm within past 48 months) and proof of Medical Terminology knowledge.*

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #:

01778163

Employee Type:

RELIEF FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

HEU

Facility:

EK REGIONAL HOSPITAL

Location:

Cranbrook

Department:

EKH PATIENT REGISTRATION

Reports To:

MANAGER (OR DESIGNATE)

Hourly Wage:

$23.81

Close Date:

JANUARY 31, 2023

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