Medical Administrative Assistant I

  • Company:
    University Health Network
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 hours ago
  • Category:
    Admin / Office

Medical Administrative Assistant I
Toronto General Hospital
Thoracic Surgery
Reports to:
Dr. Shaf Keshavjee
Salary Range: $42,802 – $50,349 per annum
37.5 hours per week
Permanent full-time
University Health Network (UHN)
is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Medical Administrative Assistant I
in our Thoracic Surgery Division.
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.
The University Health Network, where
above all else the needs of patients come first , encompasses
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN . The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. Tthe University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.
The scope of research and complexity of cases at Toronto General Hospital have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. It has one of the largest hospital-based research programs in Canada, with major research in transplantation, surgical innovation, cardiology, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and liver disease.
Find out about our purpose, values and principles here
The Medical Administrative Assistant I utilizes knowledge of medical terminology and exercises judgment or decision-making to provide secretarial, clerical and administrative services, in support of professional/medical personnel. This includes but is not limited to: running clinical office, booking appointments, tests, procedures/surgeries for patients, maintaining written and/or electronic calendar/schedules; liaising with research personnel as required, assisting physician with travel arrangements, providing support with small and/or informal meetings/events; maintaining and modifying confidential medical electronic/paper filing/retrieval methods, systems, and/or formats; ensuring the efficient operation of the office; performing other related clerical/secretarial activities; performing cross-functional responsibilities, as assigned; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.
Completion of a medical terminology course
Completion of Grade XII or recognized equivalent
Completion of a recognized post-secondary medical office administration program at the diploma level or equivalent
Three (3) years related medical administrative support experience
Previous on-the-job computer/word-processing, database and spreadsheet software experience; experience in a Microsoft Office environment
Excellent organizational, time management, and prioritization skills
Excellent word-processing/typing skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
Excellent knowledge of medical terminology
Excellent knowledge of health care, organizational/office practices, procedures and standards
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and collaborate as an active participant with others in assisting with the delivery of care to patients
Ability to maintain and protect patient confidentiality
Ability to produce high quality work in accordance with Hospital standards
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to be flexible and also work well under pressure
Ability to use good judgment is assessing difficult situations
Experience working in a health care environment an asset
Experience working in a teaching hospital environment an asset
POSTING DATE: February 18, 2021
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.