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Position Title: Administrator - Emergency Department
Location: Southland
FTE (Hours): Casual
Date Posted: 22/05/2020
Application Closing Date: 07/06/2020 11PM
Job #: 060997
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Administrator -  Emergency Department
Southland Hospital

  • Casual contract – working on a flexible ‘as and when required’ basis
  • Exciting opportunity!

Are you looking for a new challenge? Southern District Health Board has an exciting opportunity for you to make your mark. We are seeking an experienced Administrator to join our busy Emergency Department at Southland Hospital on a flexible and casual basis. Our Administrators work on a 24/7 roster so it is essential you are flexible and available to work all shift patterns.

About the Service
Our Emergency Department is a busy service and provides care for approximately 38,500 attendances every year. We have a triage area, a rapid assessment area, dedicated resuscitation areas, acute, sub-acute and paediatric cubicles. Our department carries out all acute care, including full patient resuscitation facilities, management of trauma, fractures, injuries etc. The Emergency Department’s vision is to be a centre of clinical care and customer service excellence. We pride ourselves on having a strong focus on customer service and its success is reliant on effective communication and teamwork.  

About You 
This is a fast paced environment and experienced applicants will thrive in this busy front-line area of the hospital. We are looking for someone to carry out varied administrative duties to support the wider team and ensure our department runs smoothly. You will have excellent organisational and time management skills in addition to a professional can do attitude in line with our values.

Naturally you will have a friendly and welcoming nature, and be comfortable interacting with patients both in person and on the phone. As an experienced Administrator you will also be skilled at juggling multiple priorities and able to remain calm under pressure. 

Ideally you will bring the following skills and experience:

  • Previous experience in a busy administration role
  • Competent and confident using the Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent word processing and data entry skills with a strong eye for detail
  • Flexible approach with the ability to successfully prioritise your workload 
  • Respectful nature handling confidential, often sensitive information in a professional manner

About 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. 

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, 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.

You will be joining a dedicated, supportive and friendly team of health professionals, providing invaluable support to families when they need it most. If you think you bring the skills we are looking for and have what it takes to thrive in this busy hospital environment, then we would love to hear from you!

Closing Date: Sunday, 7 June 2020
Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. 

If you are interested in this position, please do not delay! For further information, please contact Karen Cope, Recruitment Advisor – Medical Directorate. Phone: (03) 470 9605 or Email:

Children’s Act 2014
Due to this position having contact with children, and the SDHB’s commitment to child protection, you will be subject to ‘safety checks’ under the Children’s Act at the time of hire and thereafter as per the relevant legislation.

Pre-Employment Occupational Health Assessment
In the interests of protecting our people and our patients, all appointments will be subject to an Occupational Health Assessment to confirm suitability and fitness to work in the role you are being considered for. 

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