The Urgent and Primary Care Centres (UPCC) use a team-based approach and include a variety of health-care professionals who closely work together to provide your care. The UPCC Medical Office Assistant will work in collaboration with physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and other health professionals, such as a social workers, mental health workers and physiotherapists.
Who Are We Looking For?
Vernon Urgent Primary Care has an exciting opportunity for a Casual Medical Office Assistant/to join their team in Vernon, B.C. When scheduled this position works Rotating Days & Evenings -09:00 to 20:13, 09:47 to 21:00.
This is a casual position. Casual means hours are not guaranteed and that days of work and shift times may vary. Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual positions and lead to regular employment.
What Will You Work On?
In this role you will perform a variety of medical office assistant and clerical duties such as registering patients, answering telephones, general correspondence, record keeping, chart notes, reports, medical billings, data entry and word processing, graphic and database applications, compiling and entering statistical information, recording, transcribing and typing forms and correspondence. You will also schedule and confirm appointments, balance and check revenue transactions as well at maintain medical/surgical supplies and equipment and other resource material.
Clinical support for this role includes escorting patients to examination/treatment rooms and ensuring appropriate instruments, procedure trays or other supplies are set up; attends sensitive examination procedures and treatments; routine measurements - weight, BMI calculations, eye exams, urinalysis. Cleaning and sterilizing medical equipment and instruments as well as delivery and disposal of supplies, biological, material and equipment will also be a part of this integral role.
What should your application include?
-A current Typing Test 40 wpm or greater completed within past 48 months from a recognized institution;
-A Medical Office Assistant Certificate;
-A current valid BC Driver’s License;
-A Cover Letter stating your availability to start in a new position.
How Will We Help You Grow?
Interior Health offers many opportunities to maximize your skills. We are an organization where you have room to grow in a place where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you.
If you are an experienced Medical Office Assistant/Clerk and want to be challenged in your role while working with a solid and experienced team in a wonderful working environment, Apply Today!
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Education, Training & Experience
-Graduation from a Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program from an accredited Community College
-Two years recent related experience in a health care setting; Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
-Completion of a Typing Test at 40 wpm dated within the past 48 months and must be issued from a valid institution only. (NON-SUPERVISED TESTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED)
-Current valid BC Driver's License
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.