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Position Title: Service Administrator – General Surgery, Orthopaedics & Plastics
Location: Otago
FTE (Hours): 1.0FTE (40 hours)
Date Posted: 04/12/2018
Application Closing Date: 13/12/2018 11PM
Job #: 057074a

Service Administrator – General Surgery, Orthopaedics & Plastics

Dunedin Hospital


  • Permanent 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week)
  • Use your experience and expertise to make a positive and meaningful difference


We are looking for an experienced and confident administrator to support the Service Manager and wider General Surgery, Orthopaedics & Plastics Services Team based at Dunedin Hospital. 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, so if you are looking for your next career challenge, look no further!


Reporting to the Service Manager and working closely alongside another Service Administrator, this position is fundamental to the cohesive and efficient running of the service delivery across the board. This opportunity has all the elements of an interesting, sometimes challenging, but overall rewarding role. The main objective is to provide essential support for the Service Manager and overall functioning of the General Surgery, Orthopaedics & Plastics service by providing an efficient and timely administrative support function that is responsive and flexible to the changing needs of the service/organisation.


Key accountabilities of the role include a huge variety of important tasks, including supporting Senior Medical Officers, coordinating and managing complaints, managing diaries, timesheets, booking meetings and travel, taking minutes, organising agendas, coordinating and processing reports, and compiling statistics, staff recruitment and on boarding plus general administration and support for the other Service Administrator and wider team.


As this is a dynamic and busy environment, the role demands a switched on, highly motivated and organised person with a strong ability to prioritise competing demands in an efficient manner. It goes without saying that an opportunity such as this lends itself to professional development, proactive and engaged learners wanting to take full advantage of the opportunities in the environment will have ample opportunity to enhance their repertoire of skills.


The ideal candidate will have a background in a variety of high level administration positions, strong attention to detail, advanced computer skills and possess the ability to prioritise and juggle tasks. You will need standout time management skills and prioritise meeting deadlines. Additionally you will be self-motivated with an ability to initiate and anticipate change along with flexibility in your thinking.


If you are customer focused, have a friendly disposition, well developed relationship management skills and are comfortable interacting with a variety of people at all levels, you will fit right into our community and we welcome your application.


The salary for this position is between $43,580 and $51,259 per annum and will be based on relevant experience and qualifications.


Closing Date: Thursday 13th December 2018


For further information please contact Jeanie Winter, Recruitment Advisor – Surgical Directorate Phone: (03) 470 9571 or Email:




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