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Ward Clerk – Emergency Department

Nova Scotia Health Authority

This is a Contract position in Sydney, NS posted June 15, 2020.

Click here to apply as an internal applicant.

Req ID: 74103
Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Company: NSHA
Department: 3000592 EMG Emergency CBR
Type of Employment:  Hourly PT long-assignment  (80% FTE) x 1 position(s)
Union Status: Admin Professionals 
Bargaining Unit – CUPE 
Posting Closing Date: 22-Jun-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.


  • Patient registration
  • Filing
  • Processing physician orders
  • Distribution of reports
  • Data entry on NSHiS             
  • Typing correspondence and reports using medical terminology
  • Receipt and distribution of mail
  • Maintaining workload and statistical data
  • Other job related duties


  • Grade 12
  • One year Secretarial or Business course
  • Medical Terminology Course
  • One (1) year experience in the clerical field
  • Proficient keyboarding skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in an area with frequent interruptions
  • Good attendance and work record
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred


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

Hours of Work

  • Long assignment, Part-time (80%) position; 56 hours bi-weekly
  • Beginning as soon as possible until January 4th, 2021
  • These are anticipated dates and are subject to change

Salary Information

$19.9858 – $21.7955 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 – CUPE 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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