Medical Office Assistant/Receptionist, Urgent Primary Care Centre - Coquitlam

City Tri-Cities / Anmore / Belcarra
Job ID 2023-40706
Administrative / Accounting Clerical
Posting Date
3 months ago(2/22/2023 11:20 AM)
Employment Type
Part Time
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
0830-1630 and 1230-2030
Days Off
Urgent Primary Care Centre
Salary at Time of Posting
$23.97 - $26.43 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends as an exceptional place to work. A 2022 BC Top Employer, we value diversity in the work force and seek to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


We hire great people for excellent jobs and need your help to expand our ability to deliver prompt and professional services. We are currently looking for a Part Time Medical Office Assistant/Receptionist to join our Urgent Primary Care Centre team located in Coquitlam, B.C.


We are looking for a committed and personal person with an eye for detail who is able to juggle numerous tasks in a busy environment and conduct business in a professional manner. You like helping people and you display excellent communication skills while carrying a high level of integrity, discretion, and confidentiality. You will take a thorough, hands-on approach to deliver high quality and precise work with a focused approach to complete routine day-to-day tasks and handle changing calendars, priorities, and timelines.


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care. 


Effective October 26th 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


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Detailed Overview

Reporting to the Manager, Clinical Operations or designate, this position provides administrative day-to-day support to the Urgent Primary Care Centre (�UPCC� or �Centre�), and as the first point of contact with clients and their families, provides a key role in ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all individuals through a positive, customer-service oriented and client-focussed approach. The Centre provides urgent care to clients and longitudinal primary care to unattached vulnerable clients in the assigned area. The Centre provides clients, families and caregivers with ease of access to timely, person-centred, continuous and culturally safe quality health services. Performs duties such as front desk reception interacting directly with clients who have highly complex medical and social needs, registering new clients and booking appointments and referrals, establishing and maintaining charts and chart organization including requests, maintaining database(s) and maintenance of electronic client case load, typing material utilizing word processing software, setting up and maintaining the filing systems, processing incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, reports/records and internal and courier documents, arranging meetings/special functions, and operating office equipment. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, ensures clients and their family members are supported in navigating the health care system.


  1. Provides reception services by performing duties such as operating a multi-line switchboard or phone, registering new patients, booking appointments, following up on physician / nurse practitioner orders regarding referrals and diagnostic tests, interdisciplinary team members orders, answering/directing incoming calls for staff, taking messages, answering routine inquiries and providing information of a general nature regarding the Centre, receiving visitors, and referring to appropriate areas. Contacts other hospitals/organizations to obtain information as required. 
  2. Provides administrative duties such as preparing correspondence, reports and documents from handwritten draft, general instruction or transcribing, inputting client information, and maintaining registers utilizing various software and systems. Prepares various informational/resource packages by designing, updating, photocopying and collating packages/brochures for distribution to the patient and/or family.
  3. In the course of completing duties to the Centre, assists the clients to feel safe and at ease through a welcoming, client-centered approach, focussing on client comforts.
  4. Collects data from various sources, enters data into computerized systems and ensures data is kept up to date. Gathers, compiles, and retrieves information as required and prints related reports.
  5. Sets up and maintains the client and administrative filing system, according to policies and procedures designed to protect confidentiality, for a variety of records such as correspondence, reports, minutes, and directories by performing duties such as creating and labeling files, developing forms, indexing materials and filing.
  6. Processes incoming and outgoing mail, faxes, reports/records, internal and courier documents by performing duties such as receiving, recording, date stamping, sorting and distributing mail to appropriate personnel and preparing outgoing mail for pickup or shipping as required. Signs for receipt of packages and shipments.
  7. Processes financial information such as payroll, accounts receivable, billing, and/or accounts payable, by performing duties such as entering and updating records using a computerized system, calculating client billing totals, matching documents such as invoices to purchase orders, preparing invoices and receipts, verifying information such as quantities and prices, and preparing payments.
  8. Performs general staffing and timekeeping functions such as calling in relief staff from a pre-established list, tracking hours worked, and reviewing timesheets for accuracy.
  9. Maintains levels of stationery, office supplies and resources according to pre-determined levels by methods such as photocopying, completing requisitions for signature and forwarding approved requisition to appropriate personnel.
  10. Arranges meetings/special functions as directed by performing duties such as booking meeting rooms, arranging catering, contacting appropriate personnel, sending invitations, typing and circulating notices and/or agendas from written drafts, and recording and distributing minutes.
  11. Operates office equipment such as photocopiers, shredders and fax machines and carries out minor maintenance such as loading paper, removing paper jams, cleaning glass, and changing toner cartridges. Refers further maintenance required to the Manager.
  12. Liaises with staff of health care and social service organizations, as well as general practitioners' offices to provide program-related information. 
  13. Cleans and organizes office supply areas, clinic rooms, medical equipment and instruments in accordance with established procedures, as assigned.
  14. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Grade 12, plus completion of a Medical Office Assistant diploma plus one year of recent related office/clerical experience or an equivalent combination of education training and experience.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to type 40 wpm.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in English.
  • Ability to work effectively with the multi-disciplinary team and be a self-starter.
  • Ability to deal effectively with others.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively in conflict situations.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement.
  • Ability to organize work and establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to take initiative.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Ability to use applicable computer equipment and software at a basic level.
  • Working knowledge of iPHIS.
  • Working knowledge of general office practices and procedures and their application.
  • Knowledge of relevant acts, regulations, programs, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work within a team and promote a team environment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.


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