General Office Clerk - Laboratory Services
IWK Health Centre
Yarmouth, NS, CA, B5A 2P5
3d ago

Req ID : 125099

Company : Nova Scotia Health

Location : Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital

Department : PLM Laboratory Administration SW

Type of Employment : Permanent Hourly PT (50% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status : Admin Professionals NSGEU position

Posting Closing Date : 24-Jan-22

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Reporting to the Manager, the General Office Clerk (GOC) functions as a key member of the Laboratory Services Team, supporting and coordinating efficient and effective daily operations, and ensuring an efficient flow of information and patients through the department.

The General Office Clerk will exhibit sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the mission, vision and values of the service and incorporates into daily practice the core competencies and vision of Nova Scotia Health.

These include expected behaviours, 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 12 or equivalent
  • Completion of an approved Office Administration or Secretarial course
  • Successful completion of Medical Terminology Course or working knowledge gained through recent and relevant experience required
  • Two years’ experience providing clerical support, preferably in a health-care setting
  • Proficient in the effective use of computers (Microsoft Suite - Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, E-mail) and the ability to acquire additional skills as necessary
  • Typing skills minimum of 40 words per minute
  • Meditch experience an asset
  • Demonstrated accountability, good judgement and decision making skills
  • Strong client focus and ability to build solid client relationships
  • Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills, demonstrating a high degree of tact, sensitivity, judgment, courtesy and confidentiality when dealing with all levels of staff and the public
  • Ability to prioritize duties and work in an effective and efficient manner, functioning independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health
  • Demonstrated ability to use sound professional judgment, initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as standing, sitting, keyboarding, multitasking, telephone duties, dealing with stressful situations and strict timeframes
  • Access to reliable transportation is required
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred
  • Please Note : A skill test may be included as part of the selection process

    PLEASE NOTE : Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application.

    Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

    Hours of Work

    Permanent Part Time (50%) Position; 35 hours bi-weekly

    General Office Clerk

    $20.09 - $21.91 hourly

    Once You've Applied

    Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Some opportunities may be eligible for our Employee Referral Program.

    If a Nova Scotia Health employee refers a candidate who is not working for the organization and the candidate is hired, the employee who made the referral may be eligible to earn up to $1000.

    For more details and instructions, please visit please visit

    This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.

    Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and / or usage, prior to accepting the position.

    As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.

    Nova Scotia Health 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 Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and 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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