(SSR535) Clerk B - Geriatric Psychiatry Acute Inpatient Unit - Mental Health & Addictions

(SSR535) Clerk B - Geriatric Psychiatry Acute Inpatient Unit - Mental Health & Addictions

02 Feb
Nova Scotia Health Authority

02 Feb

Nova Scotia Health Authority


Req ID: 103486

Location: Central Zone, Nova Scotia Hospital

Company: NSHA

Department: MHA CZ Willow Hall 

Type of Employment: Hourly FT long-assignment   (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Union Status:  Admin Professionals NSGEU 

Posting Closing Date: 8-Feb-21

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians.

We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Health Services Manager or delegate, the unit Clerk is the initial contact for the unit. The Unit Clerk provides clerical support to clinic operations including the interdisciplinary team including all mental health professionals, physicians/psychiatrists, and the Health Services Manager. Clerical support may include but is not limited to registering clients and referrals, faxing, photocopying, answering phone calls, data entry, responding to public inquiries and booking appointments. Works collaboratively with other support staff, mentoring when indicated; may be required to cover other positions within the clerical and admin support group. Ensures documentation is complete and accurate as per standards. Liaison between Health Information Services and the clinic team


• Grade XII plus one year related experience or graduate of recognized one year related business/clerical program

• Demonstrated knowledge of STAR, PHS and Time Capture preferred

• Medical Terminology preferred

• Mental Health experience preferred

• Knowledge and understanding of mental health and addictions patient population with the ability to determine urgency and appropriateness of referral, patient or family interaction and when to obtain clinical input

• Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office programs preferred

• Customer service skills required

• Effective communication and interpersonal skills

• Organization and multi-tasking skills

• Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

• Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application.  Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

Hours of Work

Long Assignment, Full-time (100%) position; 70 hours bi-weekly

Beginning as soon as possible with an anticipated end date of March 1, 2022.

Dates are subject to change

Salary Information

$20.0923 - $21.9129 Hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit - NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Employees are encouraged to view their seniority hours and dates in their SuccessFactors online profile. 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.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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