Job title: Data Processing Clerk, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Company: IWK Health Centre

Job description: Company : IWK HealthReq ID: 179564
Department/Program: Core Lab, Diagnostic Services & Maritime Medical Genetics
Location: Halifax
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Start Date: ASAP
Union Status: NSGEU Off&Cler, Admin Professionals Bargaining Unit
Compensation: $23.069 – $25.5407 /hour
Closing Date: May 14, 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 OpportunityThe Data Processing Clerk reports to the Manager of Client Services and Hematopathology, while working closely with the Section Managers and Technologists to provide accurate and timely access of laboratory data, both within and outside the Health Centre, including timely entry of Maternal Serum Testing patient information/results and distribution of reports to physicians and other institutions within the Maritime Provinces. Works independently without close supervision and provides support to other members of the laboratory staff. Including but not limited to:

  • Enters patient information into the Information System and ensures all required information including appropriate physicians is entered accurately.
  • Answers incoming phone calls to laboratory – faxing results to physician’s offices as requested.
  • Initiates follow-up of overdue reports and liaise with Physician offices to obtain missing information from requisitions.
  • Maintains up-to-date address lists for physicians and referral institutions.
  • Files patient orders for record retention.
  • Maintains adequate supplies and orders additional supplies as needed.
  • Uses Benetech and Meditech Information System for data entry.
  • Performs clerical aspects of workload measurement system.
  • Monitors stationary supplies, e.g. pamphlets, requisitions; initiates ordering when required.
  • Runs “Lab” report daily to verify referred-in tests.
  • Provide support to the appointment booking phone line when required.
  • The laboratory data processing clerk may rotate between Maternal Serum Testing and Client Services, as needed.
  • Other related duties as required.

Hours of WorkMonday to Friday; 0800-1600.Your Qualifications

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  • Minimum High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Graduate from a recognized Office Administration Program and previous experience in a health care environment preferred.
  • Minimum of six (6) months related data entry experience required.
  • Knowledge of Meditech and Benetech System an asset.
  • Keyboarding skills minimum of 40 wpm required, 60 wpm is preferred (testing may be conducted on candidates).
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer programs, particularly Windows, Microsoft Office and database programs.
  • Demonstrated accurate keyboarding and data entry skills required. Testing will be conducted on short-listed candidates and results will be factored into the candidates overall suitability for this position.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills, communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • High regard for quality and attention to detail required.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently with minimal supervision required.
  • Demonstrated flexibility to meet workload demands.
  • Demonstrated experience with office equipment (i.e. fax machine, photocopier).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Family Centred Care.
  • Knowledge of Medical Terminology an asset.
  • Competencies in other languages 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 Admin Professionals 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.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: Wed, 01 May 2024 22:40:10 GMT