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Position Title: Medical Secretary – Neurology
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0 FTE 40 hours
Date Posted: 05/09/2019
Application Closing Date: 15/09/2019 11PM
Job #: 059316
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Medical Secretary – Neurology

Dunedin Hospital


  • Permanent opportunity
  • Full time vacancy 1.0FTE (40 hrs per week)


Are you looking for a new challenge?  Southern District Health Board has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Medical Secretary to join our friendly team in Dunedin Hospital on a full time permanent basis.


About the Southern DHB

Southern DHB has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area. We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like-minded people to help us continue providing for our community.


About the Role – what’s in it for me?

The Neurology Medical Secretary’s key purpose is to effectively contribute to the smooth running of the Neurology service by providing an efficient and timely administrative support function that is responsive and flexible to the changing needs of the service.


This role provides medical secretarial/transcription services and administrative support for the Neurology Department. This includes support to the Consultants, Registrars and Nurse Specialists, as well as the booking and managing of inpatient activity.  You will also ensure that the patient journey through the Neurology service is as stress free as possible for the patient, and efficient in time and resource for the department.

Our ideal candidate will be available Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.30am and 5.00pm.  Exact working hours will be discussed at interview. The salary range for this position is between $43,580 – $51,259 pro-rata and will be based on relevant experience and qualifications.

About You

We are looking for a team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to deal with a variety of people and tasks, often all at the same time!  Your background will be in varied administration positions that demonstrate your ability to provide high quality administration services within a busy office setting.  Previous hospital administration experience and familiarity with iPM will be a huge advantage but we will also consider applicants that can show us they have transferable skills from previous roles.


To succeed in this role you will need to have:

  • Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with other professionals
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • The ability to be adaptable, flexible and solution focused
  • Strong typing and computer skills are essential


Now is a great time to relocate to Southern if you were considering a move. The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Whether it is surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.  Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your whanau.


Closing Date: Sunday, 15 September 2019


For further information please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email:

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