Medical Secretary/Administrator | Respiratory Department

Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care. We plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region and we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.


Our Culture: What Matters To Us

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Putting people at the heart of all we do  

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do.  Because health is ultimately all about people.  What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do. 

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.


The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

We are looking for an enthusiastic Medical Secretary to join our team in the Respiratory Department at Christchurch Hospital, on a full time permanent basis.

As an experienced Medical Secretary/Administrator you will know what it takes to provide great customer service - as part of your role will be on reception, welcoming patients and gathering and entering patient details either in person or on the phone, as well as administration support to your team. This is a varied role so your ability to organise and prioritise your workload, coupled with your desire to help those around you will see you succeed in this position.

To be considered for this role you must possess:

  • A commitment to excellent customer service
  • Experience in the Canterbury DHB’s patient management system and MS Access is desirable, however full training will be given
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology
  • Excellent transcription skills, accurate and efficient data entry and typing skills
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Experience using Microsoft applications, word, excel, power point and be able to display data in graphs and tables.

If you are a self-motivated individual who contributes a positive energy to your team then we would like to hear from you!


Belonging Here: Becoming Part Of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn’t for you we do have other similar opportunities; please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.


Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact Recruitment Specialist, Anna Canning on

Permanent/Full Time

Job no: 235160

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: Apply now!