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Secretary 3 - Opthalmology

Requisition ID: 7981 

Position Number: 20011571

Posting End Date: May 23, 2018

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Ophthalmology Dept 

Job Stream: Clinical Support 

Union: CUPE-1550(204)

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.5

Annual Base Hours: 1950

Salary: $19.488, $20.073, $20.675, $21.295, $21.934, $22.592


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Position Overview

Reporting to the Department Head, the incumbent is responsible for the effective, efficient provision of secretarial and receptionist support for the Department of Ophthalmology.  Duties include:


  • Typing or entering on the word processor a variety of patient and administrative correspondence, from dictaphone or manuscript.
  • Maintaining the University budget, monitoring trust accounts and RCSR.
  • Acting as a receptionist for the Department, receiving incoming telephone calls, relaying messages, and greeting and directing patients.
  • Scheduling the Department Head’s administrative appointments and meetings.
  • Acting as a temporary replacement for the Ophthalmic Assistants when absent due to illness or vacation.
  • Booking and arranging travel.
  • Preparing payroll information.
  • Scheduling promotion meetings and following up with appropriate paperwork.
  • Scheduling appointment meetings and following up with appropriate paperwork. 


  • One year previous secretarial experience required, preferably in a health care setting.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Complete high school education, Manitoba standards, required. 
  • Successful completion of a recognized secretarial training program required.
  • A combination of education and experience will be considered.


Not Applicable

Qualifications and Skills

  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
  • Typing 60 wpm required. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word) required. 
  • Dictaphone and medical terminology required. 
  • Knowledge of Ophthalmology terminology an asset.

Physical Requirements

  • Position involves transporting charts from Children’s Clinic to the work centre in Children’s Hospital, returning them when typing has been completed. 
  • Transports faxes and incoming mail to the clinic.


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

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