Administration Officer | DOSA Perioperative Services

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

Ko Te Whatu Manawa Tangata

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

Our Day of Surgical Admission Unit (DOSA) is looking for an Administration Officer to meet and greet patients having elective or acute surgery, admit patients onto our patient management system, perform arranged admissions and update patient information.  You will be working as part of the wider DSU and Central Preadmission Clinic and the Arranged Admissions Administration team; ensuring administration duties are delivered efficiently, on time and within budget.

This is a permanent part time role, working 24 hours per week, based in DOSA within Christchurch Hospital. The hours of work are Monday - Wednesday, 6.30am to 1.00pm. Days of work may change as required.

The role:

  • Perform admissions
  • Update patient information for multiple specialities
  • Supporting the Day Surgery Unit, Arranged Admission and Central Preadmission Clinic Administration Team
  • Perform administration duties as delegated by CNM

We’re looking for someone with excellent verbal communication skills; including the ability to communicate with people of all different levels and backgrounds.  Your proactive, goal orientated approach to your work will be vital to your success.  We need a motivated and enthusiastic individual that takes a methodical approach to their work, is well organised and has excellent attention to detail.  Ideally you will be able to learn new things quickly and deal with the pressure of working to deadlines.

Experience working with a patient management system would be a distinct advantage but full training would be provided.


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


Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now! 


Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 234632

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: 28th September 2018