Secretary II - Rehabilitation Services

Nova Scotia Health Authority - Kentville, NS (30+ days ago)

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Req ID: 45630
Location: Western Zone, Valley Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 60012716 OPWZ Rehab Physiotherapy VRH
Type of Employment: Hourly PT long-assignment (40% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Admin Professionals Bargaining Unit - NSGEU
Posting Closing Date: 27-Dec-19

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Manager of Rehabilitation Services and the Orthopedic Assessment Clinic the Secretary carries out administrative duties and performs booking, scheduling, clerical and reception functions to support the team in the delivery of Rehabilitation Services.

The Secretary ensures that the principles and practices that guide AVH such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviours, respectful workplace, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver

Grade XII plus successful completion of a recognized secretarial program and a medical terminology course
Minimum of two years’ experience in a responsible secretarial position in a health-related field
Ability to use Microsoft Windows and all components of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Accurate keyboarding skills with a minimum speed of 45 wpm with a maximum five (5) percent error rate
Demonstrated accountability
Demonstrated judgement and decision making skills
Demonstrated commitment to customer service
Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
Demonstrated leadership abilities
Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills
Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
Travel will be required up to 50% of the position between Valley Regional Hospital and Soldiers Memorial Hospital
Reliable mode of transportation required
Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

A skills test will be required

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be screened based on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meed the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information. Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.

Hours of Work

  • Permanent, Full-time position; 70 hours bi-weekly
Salary Information

$20.1508 - $22.3898 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check
Proof of education & training certifications
Proof of any additional required qualification
Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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