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Receptionist/Booking Coordinator, Acute and Elective Specialist Services (VID:5944)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Administration
Appointment Type: Permanent/Fulltime
Close Date: 5/12/2021
MidCentral DHB requires ALL its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. To comply with the current Health Order, applicants must be doubled vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than 1 January 2022. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

MidCentral District Health Board actively seeks Māori into our workforce to reflect the community we serve.
This role is responsible for maintaining the booking system along with other administration and reception tasks and is located in the reception area of the the Gastroenterology department. There may be some cross covering required for similar roles in the department and some shared tasks to provide the required level of service to the team and its patients. This is a permanent position. The hours are 0800 – 1630, Monday to Friday. You may be required to assist in other services that sit under the Acute and Electives Cluster to support the wider administration team.
This is a busy area so excellent communication skills are paramount and a willingness to be a team player is a must. As you can see there is a big emphasis on working together to provide an excellent service. You will be customer focused with excellent keyboard skills, communication and administrative skills and possess the following attributes:
  • Excellent word processing/data entry skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Ability to maintain a high standard of accuracy and presentation
  • Database ability and a working knowledge of Excel would be useful
  • Able to work closely with colleagues and the ability to manage a variety of tasks in a busy environment
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines/KPI’s
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • A strong commitment toward quality improvement
MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. To find out more information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 click here.

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.
For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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