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Position Title: Medical Typist - Pediatrics Outpatients
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.4 FTE
Date Posted: 10/02/2021
Application Closing Date: 28/02/2021 11PM
Job #: 065145
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Medical Transcriptionist –  Paediatric Outpatients

Dunedin Hospital

  • Permanent opportunity – 16 Hours per week over Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Busy, varied and vibrant service

Are you someone who thrives in a fast paced work environment, and feels rewarded to know you’re contributing to the health and wellbeing of our patients and community? If so, this role may be for you!


About the Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced typist to support the Paediatric Outpatients service based at Dunedin Hospital as a Medical Transcriptionist. This is a role that will provide an opportunity to demonstrate outstanding coordination skills, your ability to work autonomously, and also use your initiative.  This is a demanding role working with a high level of administration tasks and interfacing with a large multidisciplinary team. While the role is 16 hours per week, there will be opportunities to pick up extra work to provide cover and support to the service.

After a comprehensive orientation to the role, you will be dealing with patient information to transcribe operation notes and clinical letters within certain timeframes. You will be working within a supportive multi-disciplinary team consisting of several health disciplines. Our typists all work together providing a fun and friendly atmosphere.

The work required to be undertaken is fast paced and you will be working to strict deadlines.  It relies heavily on technology, therefore you must be confident around computer systems and Dictaphones; with the ability to type accurately with high attention to detail.  You must also be conscious of working with the utmost discretion as you’ll be privy to patient information. You may be required to assist other departments for staff leave or if another department is struggling to meet their typing deadlines.


About you

To enjoy the Medical Typist position you’ll be the kind of person who likes a fast paced environment and thrive at working to deadlines. As you’ll be dealing with patient information it is essential that you show us you have an eye for accuracy and are confident around computer systems, including Dictaphone typing.

This role requires someone with a typing speed of at least 70 words per minute and ideally you will have medical typing experience or be an excellent typist with an interest in the health field.

The salary for this position will be $45,720 - $48,740 per annum (pro rata) as per the PSA Admin MECA, and will be based on relevant experience.


Closing Date: Sunday 28 February 2021

Please note we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and if necessary withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information, please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor. Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:


Children’s Act 2014

Due to this position potentially 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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