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Receptionist - Orthopaedic Outpatient

Location: Christchurch
Company: Kiwi Health Jobs
Hours: Part time
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  • Permanent, part-time role, 24 hours per week
  • Administration role with a small multidisciplinary team
  • Join the Orthopaedic Outpatients Department

Our Purpose: Why we do it

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you're part of something very special. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 people that live in the Canterbury region. Our primary goal is to put people at the heart of everything we do.

The Team: What we do

Our Orthopaedic Outpatient Department cares for patients of all ages covering acute emergency/trauma, follow-up appointments and specialty clinics and provide a variety of services including wound management, casting, splinting and patient education.

The team provides Orthopaedic Acute Care in the new Emergency Department in Waipapa and follow up care in the Orthopaedic Outpatient Department in Christchurch Hospital.

The Role: Where you fit in

This role involves a mix of data entry, general administrative duties and work on reception, answering calls and welcoming patients and whānau. As well as transcription typing and dictations. You will also be responsible for covering staff while on leave, work independently, in addition to opening and closing the department.

Coming from a reception/administration background, your warm and friendly approach, excellent communication skills and ability to confidently deal with a wide variety of people will see you succeed in this role. You will be highly organised and be able to prioritise your busy day along with understanding the importance of privacy and confidentiality.

Your skills will include the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills - able to relate to patients, their whānau and CDHB staff
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisational, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Able to pick up and use new systems and technology
  • Microsoft Suite Skills (Word, Outlook, Excel)

Our Culture: What matters to us

Ko ngā tāngata, te mātua mahi

Putting people at the heart of all we do

Health is ultimately all about people. What's important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility taken for delivering outcomes, and going about our work with integrity.

Belonging Here: Becoming part of our story

Being part of the Canterbury District Health Board, you will enjoy a fantastic benefits scheme, the opportunity for flexible working arrangements and ongoing focus on your career development.

The Canterbury DHB believes that diversity and inclusion is key to ensure we deliver the best care for our diverse population. The Canterbury DHB is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer that welcomes and respects everyone.

If this role has sparked your interest but does not match your skills then please visit our careers website and have a look at our roles that better suit your expertise.

Applications are only accepted online so please visit our website at complete an application.

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