Job title: Administrative Assistant to Manager

Company: Nova Scotia Health Authority

Job description: Company : IWK Health
Req ID: 173931
Department/Program: Trauma Informed Care, Mental Health & Addictions Program
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Start Date: February 2024
Union Status: Non-union, Management/Non Union Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $21.5819 – $26.9775 /hour
Closing Date: February 6, 2024 (Applications are accepted until 23:59 Atlantic Time)
IWK Health is a respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million children, youth, adults and families each year across the Atlantic region. We have a team of approximately 4000 employees, physicians, volunteers and learners at sites across . People build careers with IWK Health with our focus on training and mentorship opportunities. We recognize each other’s talent and celebrate our successes. We collaborate in modern facilities or virtually from home, align our work to our , and enjoy access to enhanced and wellness programs. We are proud to support our patients, families and communities and are grateful for the generous donor support we receive.
Promoting an anti-racist environment, and calling out discrimination as we work and provide care, is important to us. We are located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people. Working in Mi’kma’ki and providing care to those across Atlantic Canada is a shared privilege with the original inhabitants who have lived here for many thousands of years prior to colonization. There are 13 First Nation communities across Nova Scotia, and more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities who also have a long, deep, and complex history dating back over 400 years. We have the highest percentage of people with disabilities in the country. Nova Scotia has the highest proportions of transgender and non-binary people than any other province or territory in the country. We are active in our work to eliminate discrimination, but have more work to do to build that trust, acknowledge our biases and reduce the barriers our diverse communities face. We want IWK Health to be a safe and supportive space of equity and belonging in the care we provide and the employment we offer. We welcome all interested persons who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply to support our goal for our workforce to be representative of the patients, families, and communities that we care for at all job levels.
The Opportunity
Accountable to the Manager, Quality, Innovation, Research and Training, Mental Health and Addictions, the administrative assistant maintains a high degree of confidentiality with all issues. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to creating written correspondence and proofing/editing material for accuracy; developing Excel spreadsheets, charts and tables based on clinical and waitlist data; developing PowerPoint presentations; data entry and scoring of outcome evaluation tools; database maintenance; typing/transcribing reports photocopying and distributing accordingly. The successful candidate will also provide administrative support to committees including taking and producing minutes; coordinate appointments and schedules, provide logistic and organizational support for conference planning including arranging travel, booking and expense recovery; organize and maintain electronic and hard copy filing system; assists with budget tracking and monitors financial expenditures, as required; assists in the development of reports, including gathering and compiling information; answers telephone/e-mail inquiries and communicates messages and information accurately with follow-up, as appropriate and other related duties as assigned.
Hours of Work
Monday to Friday; 8:00-4:00; some flexibility may be required.
Your Qualifications

  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Graduate from a recognized Office Administration Program required.
  • Minimum three (3) years of related administrative experience required.
  • Keyboarding skills of 60 wpm required
  • Advanced working knowledge of Windows, Visio, Microsoft Office, Powerpoint, Excel and Database Programs required. Testing may be conducted on short-listed candidates for typing speed and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent judgment and discretion in handling confidential and/or sensitive information.
  • Proven time management and problem-solving skills required.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrated initiative, self-motivation and ability to work independently with minimal supervision required.
  • Demonstrated high regard for quality, accuracy and attention to detail required.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a stressful environment with multiple deadlines and concurrent activities
  • Previous experience in a health care environment an asset.
  • Experience with MEDITECH, Outlook and DSS an asset.
  • Experience with SAP including payroll entry and monthly financial reports as asset.
  • Competencies in other languages considered an asset.

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health.
Please note that we only contact applicants selected for interview/testing. If we invite you to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) you have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.
This is a Management/Non Union bargaining unit position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Successful applicants changing unions, bargaining units or employment status, are advised to seek clarification regarding their seniority, benefits, and vacation entitlement and/or usage, prior to accepting the position.
An offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials. Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis
If you are an employee of IWK Health, please apply through the to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant.

Location: Halifax, NS

Job date: Thu, 01 Feb 2024 03:27:48 GMT

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