Medical Office Assistant

Position Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a casual Medical Office Assistant to join our team at South Similkameen Health Centre in Keremeos B.C. This position will be scheduled rotating days, Monday to Saturday – 07:10 to 17:40

This is a Casual opportunity. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements can vary from 0 - 37.5 hours per week. Many careers with us begin with casual employment and lead to permanent or temporary career opportunities.

What we offer:
Interior Health offers excellent benefits and 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.

*** Effective April 1, 2024 new hourly rate is $27.10

What Will You Work On?
This position performs clerical and cashier duties for medical staff under the general direction of the Site Manager, such as:

• Clerical duties - answering the telephone, scheduling patient appointments and maintaining records of appointments;
• Obtains medical information from patients and completes a variety of standard forms;
• Obtains patients’ charts, medical reports, lab results and x-rays;
• Receives/records payments and issues change and receipts;
• Types technical and non-technical material - correspondence, medical reports, statements, medical billings, revisions or dictating machines;
• Telephones or transmits test results and medical information to patients, physicians and others;
• Arranges referrals to other health care providers and books patient appointments with out of town specialists and diagnostic service agencies

What should your application include?

-A current Typing Test of 45 wpm or greater completed within past 48 months from a recognized institution;
-Certificate or course completion of Medical Terminology
-Grade 12, plus two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
-Your Resume;
-A Cover Letter stating your availability to start in a new position

If you are an experienced Medical Office Assistant/ and want to be challenged in your role while working with a solid and experienced team in a wonderful working environment, Apply Today!


Education, Training & Experience

-Grade 12, plus two years recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training & experience.
-Completion of a Typing Test of 45 wpm dated within the past 48 months and must be issued from a valid institution only. (NON-SUPERVISED TESTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED)
-Knowledge of Medical Terminology
-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 organize work
-Ability to operate related equipment


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 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.

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