Ward Secretary / Clerk | Paediatric Ward

Life St George's Hospital
Ward Secretary / Clerk | Paediatric Ward

A vacancy exists for a Ward Secretary/Clerk in the Paediatric Ward at Life St George’s Hospital, reporting to the Unit Manager. The successful candidate will contribute towards the optimal functioning of the nursing team through effective: interdepartmental liaising, communication and Administrative support to the nursing team.

Critical Outputs
  • Ensure optimal service levels whilst understanding and striving to achieve targets.
  • Knowledge of stock and efficient stock management at unit level.
  • To ensure the speedy and effective execution of non-nursing activities.
  • Attend meetings and in-service training as scheduled. Assist UM with minutes of meetings.
  • Effective and organised filing of documents in the ward.
  • Ensuring a safe environment in all areas of the unit through staying up to date with safety standards and protocols.
  • Knowledge of emergency plans and actions.
  • Elimination of medico legal risks through the correct identification and filing of patient’s documentation.
  • Maintenance of a positive appearance and behaviour, within and outside hospital relation.
  • Friendly and helpful client service.
  • Live up to the Quality principles.
  • Professional secrecy and discretion during contact with customers and colleagues.
  • Ensuring of effective communication between customers and colleagues.
  • Grade 12 (Matric certificate required)
  • General administrative experience: minimum 2 – 3 years.
  • Previous private health care experience will be advantageous.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Office (excel, word) is essential.
  • Ability to co-ordinate well: staff and patient bookings, billing and stock control
  • Well-developed telephonic and communication skills required
  • Attention to detail required
  • Ability to work within a high paced environment
  • Be able to work flexi-hours, especially over month- and year end times.
  • Reliable transportation arrangements
  • Problem-solving, analysis and judgement
  • Attention to detail
  • Resilience
  • Engaging diversity
  • Verbal & written communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Building relationships
  • Customer responsiveness
  • Organisational awareness
  • Action orientation
  • Excellence orientation
  • Ethical behaviour
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Closing date
Sunday, June 2, 2024

Internal applicants - Before making an application, you are requested to discuss your application with your line manager. External candidates will also be considered.

Life Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Applicants who have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date of this advert, should consider their application as unsuccessful.

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