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Unit Clerk, Ambulatory Clinics - BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre


Unit Clerk, Ambulatory Clinics

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre

Vancouver, BC

What you’ll do

  • Act as receptionist by performing duties such as greeting patients and visitors, directing/escorting patients and visitors to appropriate areas, notifying appropriate staff of patient's arrival, answering telephones, taking and/or relaying messages, responding to inquiries from physicians’ offices and patients related to appointments and/or release of information, and responding to general enquiries in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Schedule a variety of patient appointments and follow up visits using a computerized system in accordance with policies and procedures, established priority levels and medical/technical staff schedules by methods such as receiving referrals/requests for appointments, booking appointments according to procedure required and allocated time, identifying pre-test instructions and relaying information to applicable personnel/patient, and adjusting schedules and making alternate arrangements for appointment cancellations or changes in facility operations.
  • Prepare and check patient charts to ensure test results and other pertinent information are included by integrating relevant documentation and filing material such as lab results and loose reports into relevant sections. Telephone other facilities, physicians’ offices and/or outside laboratories to request information/documentation to ensure accuracy of records and charts. Key in and update patient demographic data into computerized patient information system by entering and/or updating data as appropriate.
  • Transcribe physicians’ orders to appropriate forms for required procedures such as laboratory tests, ultrasound, amniocentesis, and fetal monitoring through methods such as checking requisitions and files to identify new orders, booking applicable appointments, entering information/requests into computerized systems and/or telephoning rush requests, and recording completion of items. Review and check all charts for any physicians’ orders not completed by the end of every shift and advises a registered nurse.
  • Compile statistical data using appropriate electronic software on items such as patient visits, treatment types, and number of patient and/or treatment cancellations by gathering and collating information from the computerized scheduling program or other documentation, performing arithmetic calculations to tally designated figures at the end of each accounting period, and completing applicable reports; forward to designated personnel according to established procedures.
  • Type a variety of material such as correspondence, patient histories, medical reports, statistics, and other records from handwritten draft, verbal discussion or dictaphone utilizing various wordprocessing and spreadsheet software packages and distributes materials as required.
  • Perform other clerical duties such as operating a facsimile and/or photocopier, opening, date stamping and forwarding mail to appropriate areas, and preparing a list of supplies and stationary to be ordered for the clinics; note any equipment that may require repair and notifies appropriate personnel.

What you bring


  • Grade 12, medical terminology and graduation from an approved Nursing Unit Clerk Program plus one (1) year’s recent related experience; or an equivalent of education, training and experience.

You will also have

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to keyboard 40 w.p.m.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of computer software applications.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

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.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (September 30, 2024)

Location: 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: 
Monday – Friday, 0800 - 1600
Requisition # 

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021

What we do

BC Women's Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.

BCW is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages 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 and BCW are committed to employment equity, 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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

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Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of February13, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

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