Medical Office Assistant

Castlegar District Health Centre
Posted 6 months ago
$23.97 - $26.43 per hour

Job Description

Position Summary

Castlegar Urgent Primary Care Clinic has an exciting opportunity for a Casual Medical Office Assistant to join their team! When scheduled this position works rotating days -08:00 to 20:00.
This is a Casual opportunity. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements can vary from 0 – 37.5 hours per week. Many careers with us begin with casual employment and lead to permanent or temporary career opportunities.
What we offer:
• Employee & Family Assistance Program
• Employer paid training/education opportunities
• Employer paid vacation
• Medical Services Plan
• Employer paid insurance premiums
• Extended health & dental coverage
• Municipal Pension Plan
• Work-life balance
• Opportunities for career advancement

What Will You Work On?
In this role you will perform a variety of medical office assistant and clerical duties such as:
• Registering patients – including scheduling and confirming appointments
• Answering telephones, general correspondence, record keeping, chart notes, reports, medical billings
• Data entry and word processing, graphic and database applications,
• Compiling and entering statistical information,
• Writing correspondence including: recording, transcribing and typing forms
• Balancing and checking revenue transactions
• Managing medical/surgical supplies and equipment and other resource material.
• Escorting patients to examination/treatment rooms and ensuring appropriate instruments, procedure trays or other supplies are set up;
• Attending sensitive examination procedures and treatments; routine measurements – weight, BMI calculations, eye exams, urinalysis.
• Cleaning and sterilizing medical equipment and instruments as well as delivery and disposal of supplies, biological, material and equipment

What should your application include?
• A current Typing Test 40 wpm or greater completed within past 24 months from a recognized institution;
• A Medical Office Assistant Certificate;
• A current valid BC Driver’s License;
• Your Resume;
• A Cover Letter stating your availability to start in a new position.

If you are an experienced Medical Office Assistant/Clerk and want to be challenged in your role while working with a solid and experienced team in a wonderful working environment, Apply Today!


Education, Training & Experience
• Grade 12,
• Graduation from a Medical Office Assistant course from an accredited Community College, plus
• Two years recent related experience in a health care setting; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Valid BC Driver’s License

Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in fast-paced health centre environment.
• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and work roles.
• Ability to work as an effective member of an integrated administrative team.
• Ability to communicate effectively using all communication vehicles.
• Ability to type a minimum 40 wpm.
• Demonstrated proficiency in computer word processing, spreadsheet applications and specialized clinical information systems.
• Demonstrated ability to utilize and understand Medical Terminology.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
• Ability to follow detailed instruction.
• Ability to use a high degree of tact and diplomacy in working with others.


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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$23.97 – $26.43

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* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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