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Unit Secretary (CUPE), Emergency -Part Time – Markham Site

Markham Stouffville Hospital

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted January 16, 2023.

Land Acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.

COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of Respect, Trust, Commitment, Compassion and Courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills

What we are looking for:

The Unit Secretary is a valuable member of the Emergency team and has a significant impact on the efficient and effective operation of the department. The successful candidate will be responsible for both clerical and receptionist duties. The clerical aspect of the role includes: filing, recording, organizing and inputting physician orders, ordering supplies, photocopying, patient registration as necessary, booking appointments as necessary and performing special projects as requested. The receptionist aspect of the role includes: receiving visitors, patients and/or hospital personnel on the department, answering and directing telephone calls to the appropriate personnel and giving information related to patient care as authorized by a registered nurse.

What you bring to the role:

  • Previous Emergency Department unit secretary experience required
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of medical terminology required
  • Proficient computer and typing skills
  • Demonstrated strong customer service, interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills essential
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple demands in a fast paced environment essential
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, both oral and written
  • MEDITECH computer experience preferred
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills with a high attention to detail essential
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a team environment required
  • Demonstrated commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with organization related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required

Work Schedule:

The successful candidate must be available to work 7.5 hour shifts Days (7:30-15:30), Evenings (15:30-23:30), and Nights (23:30-7:30), including weekdays, weekends and holidays. Please note schedule may change due to operational needs.

Compensation:

Salary Grid CUP C03: from $23.90 – 26.89 per hour.

Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 435,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).

Our 526 physicians, 28 midwives, 2,400 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?

Oak Valley Health Diversity Statement

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.