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Ward Clerk – Emergency Department

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Yarmouth, NS posted July 29, 2020.

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Req ID: 87641
Location: Western Zone, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3000185 EMG Emergency YRH
Type of Employment: Permanent Hourly FT  (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Admin Professionals 
Bargaining Unit – NSGEU 
Posting Closing Date: 13-Aug-20

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


Reporting to the Manager, the Ward Clerk is responsible for all clerical duties assigned in the provision of efficient and effective patient care. When necessary, the Ward Clerk is expected to be available for all shifts, including days, evening, weekends and holidays.


The duties of the Ward Clerk will be carried out in accordance with the principles and practices that guide Nova Scotia Health Authority.


  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Successful completion of a recognized office administration program
  • Successful completion of Medical Terminology Course
  • Health care experience is an asset
  • Experience with time entry in HASP system is an asset
  • Expectation to obtain HASP (payroll) training, Meditech & Share training
  • Experience with community wide scheduling an asset for some units (i.e Oncology, Renal Dialysis)
  • Must have a high aptitude towards office organizational skills and the ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and public resource skills, as well as the ability to work in harmony as a member of the interprofessional team and the nursing program
  • Must be able to use initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Data entry and word processing experience/training in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Regular attendance in current and previous employment
  • Health care experience is an asset
  • Experience with time entry in HASP system is an asset
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information

Hours of Work

  • Permanent, Full-time position; 70 hours bi-weekly

Salary Information

$19.9923 – $21.8040 hourly



Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Valid registration with the relevant licensing body
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit – NSGEU position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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