MEDICAL SECRETARY (II) (Career Growth, 12 months)

McMaster University - Hamilton, ON (25 days ago)

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Schedule 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Education Level 2 year Community College diploma in Medical Office Administration or related field. Requires 3 years of relevant experience
Career Level Experienced (Non Manager)

Job Description

Should the successful applicant be a Unifor Unit 1 bargaining unit member, who meets the eligibility conditions of Article 19.02 of the Unifor Unit 1 Collective Agreement, then the Limited Term Assignment will be defined as a Career Growth Opportunity in accordance with Article 19 of the Unifor Local 5555 Unit 1 Collective Agreement.

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Medical Secretary (II)

Unit/Project Description:
McMaster Family Practice is a clinical teaching unit located at 100 Main Street West in the David Braley Health Sciences Centre. It is affiliated with McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences. Over 80 multidisciplinary clinicians provide a full range of direct primary health care to approximately 20,000 patients, as well as to provide training to new family doctors and other health professionals.

McMaster Family Practice (MFP) is seeking an individual with strong customer service skills to join its health care team; providing front line service to both patients and staff. The successful candidate will triage patient/clinical third party service billings, process uninsured monies and health records requests, as well as provide clinical and administrative support in a busy family practice, enhancing the overall patient and staff experience.

Job Summary:
The Medical Secretary (II) is responsible for establishing priorities for office operations and performing a variety of secretarial and administrative duties within a clinical or medical practice setting.

Purpose and Key Functions:
Prepare, coordinate, and monitor physician on-call schedules, procedure schedules, clinics, and medical staff rounds.
Write a variety of documents including correspondence, reports and meeting minutes.
Schedule patient medical appointments and procedures.
Coordinate calendars, arrange meetings, book rooms and make travel arrangements.
Resolve scheduling and calendar issues, complaints, and conflicts.
Use a dictaphone to transcribe a variety of documents and reports including minutes, patient files, medical reports, and manuscripts.
Monitor budgets and reconcile accounts. Complete financial forms including travel expense reports, electronic cheque requisitions, purchase orders and journal entries.
Process and reconcile clinical and third party service billings.
Greet visitors, answer or redirect general inquiries in person, by telephone and via email and respond independently to inquiries that are specific in nature and require a thorough knowledge of established policies and procedures.
Interact with patients and their family members who may be experiencing emotional or difficult situations.
Ensure patients understand all instructions given to them for tests and medical procedures.
Gather and compile information required for a variety of grant submissions and reports.
Facilitate the collection of signatures required on grant applications and agreements.
Conduct database, literature and web searches to locate and retrieve documents and articles.
Prepare and book exam rooms ensure all materials are stocked, stored, and organized accordingly.
Set up and maintain filing systems, both electronic and hard copy.
Update and maintain information in a variety of databases.
Update and maintain confidential files and records. Handle sensitive material in accordance with established policies and procedures.
File, retrieve, and purge files.
Monitor and order office supplies.
Attend meetings and take minutes.
Assemble, collate, and disseminate mailings.
Open and distribute incoming mail and faxes, and arrange courier shipments.
Remain current with relevant medical terminology.

2 year Community College diploma in Medical Office Administration or related field.
Requires 3 years of relevant experience.

The clinic uses OSCAR software for its electronic medical records, as well as other software programs for billing and report submissions for patient/clinical third party services. Experience with health management of health records is preferred.

It is essential that the candidate have information technology support experience in a clinical environment and the ability to problem solve and troubleshoot when necessary.

The successful candidate must have:
  • a minimum of three years' experience in a medical clinic, preferably family medicine
  • Medical Terminology Certificate 1 and 2 or demonstrated knowledge or equivalent, which may be subject to testing
  • evidence of successful experience in a customer service-oriented role within a clinical environment; and
  • evicence of successful experience working in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • knowledge of clinical equipment and supplies ordering
  • ability to type 50wpm
  • ability to generate and prodcue reports in Excel
Flexibility in schedule is necessary, as some early morning or evening shifts maybe required.

How To Apply

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Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement.

In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.