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Department Secretary 6

Grand River Hospital

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted September 19, 2022.

Union: UNIFOR Clerical

Location: KW Campus 

Work Type: Temporary Unscheduled Part Time 

Contract End Date: May 1, 2023 

Shift: 7.5 Hour Shifts Days – Monday – Friday



Clerical functions in the Laboratory office including reception duties and use of the hospital and laboratory computer systems. Specific duties include registration of laboratory outpatients in the hospital computer system, electronic ordering of laboratory tests, printing, filing and distribution of reports and retrieving results. In addition, the candidate must sort and distribute general mail, accession and distribute consult cases for review and tumour boards, provide assistance to the department secretary, book appointments for laboratory outpatients and handle verbal communications with other laboratory and hospital staff, nursing stations, physicians, physicians’ offices, outpatients and the community.


  • Post-secondary medical secretarial or health office administration diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Excellent typing skills required
  • Medical Terminology required
  • Previous transcription experience required – preferably pathology terminology
  • Proficiency in word processing – Microsoft Word
  • Previous experience with Cerner PowerChart and Cerner Department Order Entry and CoPath an asset
  • Previous laboratory experience an asset
  • Must be able to work quickly and accurately
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Must be able to perform calmly under pressure and remain pleasant to patients and fellow workers
  • Good attendance record 


As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Grand River Hospital requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.


Please include a resume with your application in order to ensure that your qualifications are appropriately considered in the hiring process. 

Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices. We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment. Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI). 

Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources in advance for assistance.