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Clinic Adminstrative Support New Westminster BC Centre for Disease Control

Clinic Adminstrative Support

BC Centre for Disease Control

New Westminster, BC


Are you efficient and detail oriented? Provide effective support to our clinical teams so we can in turn provide the best health care to our patients.

What you’ll do

  • Perform data entry functions and general word processing duties such as inputting client information into relevant computerized systems, maintaining relevant registers, assigning file numbers updating manuals, and preparing medical, legal, and other reports, charts, tables, letters, presentation material and newsletters from rough draft and general instruction and/or recording devices, using software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, and databases. 
  • Prepare and distributes minutes of meetings. 
  • Distribute documents and files as requested.
  • Gather and compile information as required, such as client information statistics. 
  • Perform record management duties such as setting up and maintaining numeric, alphabetical, and subject filing systems, indexing files, and materials to be filed and conducting file searches for requested information. 
  • Reply to routine correspondence and formulates a reply to others.
  • Operate a multi-line switchboard or phone, and performs reception duties such as directing calls, receiving and relaying messages, and receiving and directing visitors. Refer problems to appropriate person.
  • Answer general inquiries by telephone and in person from a variety of sources such as clients, doctors’ offices, staff, and the public, and provides direction and/or general information about programs and policies. Refer problems to appropriate person.
  • Receive, sort and distribute incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, internal correspondence, and courier documents. 
  • Sign for receipt of packages and shipments.
  • Assist with client intake by performing duties such as obtaining information, completing documentation required for admission, liaising with information sources to obtain additional client information, and summarizing information for physician and health care providers. 
  • Schedule and confirm clients for services, sends out appointment reminders, and establishes and maintains clinic flow. 
  • Receive, record, check, and balance financial transactions including receiving payments and issuing receipts.
  • Operate office equipment such as photocopiers, shredders, and fax machines, and carry out minor maintenance, such as loading paper, removing paper jams, cleaning glass, and changing toner cartridges. Refer further maintenance required to appropriate person.
  • Place purchase orders with external suppliers, receives supplies, checks invoices against orders and goods received, stores and distributes supplies, and contact suppliers to obtain and/or provide general information.
  • Prepare and package medical and non-medical supplies for shipping by performing duties such as packaging, insulating and labeling. Contact couriers and prepares waybills as required.
  • Participate in program planning and research within the service line of Clinical Prevention Services by participating in quality and safety initiatives, accreditation and other PHSA initiatives. Provide input into research planning and implementing research activities and assisting in review of research results.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

What you bring

  • Post secondary graduation from a recognized business or secretarial program supplemented by a course in medical and or scientific terminology or relevant combination of education and training.
  • Three (3) years administrative experience in a medical / scientific environment.
  • Understanding of department terminology such as medical, scientific, research or information technology.
  • Computer literacy with software programs such as word-processing, presentation, spreadsheets, databases, browsers and electronic mail.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, customer service, sound judgment, organization and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Type 50 words per minute.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with BCCDC staff, university faculty, health officials, contractors and the general public.  Effective oral and written communication skills in the English language.
  • A high degree of accuracy, attention to detail and capable of independent error checking.
  • Prioritize projects within deadlines.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.


Job type Casual
237 E Columbia St #100, New Westminster, BC
Work days
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Hours of work 08:00-16:00, 08:30-16:30
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What we do


BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is dedicated to preventing and controlling communicable disease and promoting environmental health for the province. BC Centre for Disease Control is part of the Provinical Health Services Authority.


PHSA plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs:


PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.