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Primary Care Assistant

Northwest, NS
Full Time
16 hours ago
Position Summary
Northern Health is looking for an experienced, highly efficient, and self-directed permanent full time Assistant to support the Primary Care department.

In accordance with Northern Health's vision of an idealized system of services where people and their families receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by interprofessional teams, the Primary Care Assistant functions as a member of the interprofessional team.
As an integral member of the team, the Primary Care Assistant works to support Primary Care providers and the Interprofessional Team (IPT) in the delivery of safe, efficient, and quality Primary Care Services throughout Northern Health. The Primary Care Assistant provides both operational and administrative support in a clinic and/or other community setting in accordance with Northern Health policies and procedures.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days, 08:30 to 17:00

Haida Gwaii Hospital is a eight acute bed facility and eight long-term care beds that serves the local population and residents of surrounding villages. Daajing Giid is also home to the Haida Gwaii Cancer Care Clinic. Services include general practice and basic emergency, minor surgery, stabilization of trauma and critically ill patients, midwifery, alcohol and drug counselling, public health and social work services.

Daajing Giids is located on the shores of the Skidegate Inlet on the southern end of Haida Gwaii with a population of 943 local residents. Daajing Giids is a community full of art and culture. Gift shops and coffee shops scattered throughout the town display the works of various artists ranging from paintings, woodcarving, pottery, Haida carving, glass work and handmade clothing. Check out Daajing Giids

What Northern Health has to offer you!
•Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
•Three weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
•Financial Support for Moving Expenses Incentive is available for eligible positions
•Employee referral program
•Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
•Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
•"Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

•Graduation from an Office Assistant Course from an accredited Community College plus two years recent, related experience in a health care setting.
•Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience

Skills and Abilities:
•Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and work roles.
•Ability to work as an effective member of an integrated administrative team.
•Ability to communicate effectively using both written and verbal communication.
•Ability to type 40 WPM.
•Ability to operate related equipment.
•Ability to follow detailed instruction.
•Ability to use a high degree of tact and diplomacy in working with others.
•Ability to work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient safety practices, policies and procedures.
•Demonstrated knowledge of Medical Terminology.
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a fast-paced health care environment.
•Demonstrated proficiency in computer word processing, spreadsheet applications, and specialized clinical information systems.
•Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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