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Position Title: Ward Administration Officer - Ward 3 Surgical
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 0.45 FTE
Date Posted: 11/02/2021
Application Closing Date: 24/02/2021 11PM
Job #: 065166
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Ward Administration Officer – Ward 3 Surgical

Dunedin Hospital

  • Parental leave opportunity
  • 0.45 FTE (3.30 – 7.30 Mon/Thurs/Friday and 8 hours on Sunday)
  • Utilise your exceptional administrative skills in a hospital setting


Here at the Southern DHB the highest possible levels of patient care and service lie at the heart of our mission. Integral to this is a commitment to achieving excellent clinical and commercial outcomes based on quality service delivery.

In order to continue providing a high standard of care for our community, we require an enthusiastic, flexible, person with a can do attitude to join our team on a part-time, fixed term basis. This is a perfect opportunity for someone looking for a role that offers flexibility and work-life balance.


About the opportunity

Ward 3 Surgical is a 54-bed specialist surgery ward covering Acute and Elective Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Rheumatology, ENT, Ophthalmology and Maxillofacial areas. As our Ward Administration Officer, you will be carrying out administrative and reception duties and providing essential support for the Ward’s clinical staff.  Your main duties will include reception, answering phones, assisting with co-ordination of patient flow, arranging outpatient bookings and ensuring all patients clinical records are available and prepared correctly.

You will be required to work 3.30 – 7.30 on Monday, Thursday and Friday plus 8 hours on Sunday. Extra hours to provide cover for leave may also be available.


About you

To be successful in this very busy role you will be the kind of person who is flexible, adaptable and enjoys working in a dynamic team environment. You’ll have a friendly and welcoming nature and be comfortable interacting with patients both in person and on the phone. As you’ll be dealing with patient information the ability to be discrete is an absolute requirement.  Our ideal candidate looks to take ownership of their work and understands department and organisational priorities as well as the ability to multi-task. 

In your application please provide examples where your attention to detail, customer service ethic and high standards of computer literacy have been applied to previous roles you’ve held.

The salary range for this position is from $46,894 - $48,740 per annum (pro rata) and will be based on qualifications and relevant experience.


Why Dunedin?

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: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications and could withdraw the advertising at any time. For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Services & Radiology Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 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.

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