Receptionist/Administration Officer - Orthopaedics

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 experienced Receptionist/Administrator to join our team in the Orthopaedic Outpatients Department based at Christchurch Hospital. This is a permanent, part-time role, working 32 hours per week.

This busy, dynamic role, sees you working with several other receptionists to coordinate the administrative duties of the Orthopaedic Outpatients (boneshop) department.

Your day to day duties will include, liaising with patients, and their families, other reception staff, and the clinical teams that deliver patient care from this outpatient department. Other general administrative duties will be required.

The essentials:

  • Excellent people skills: phone, email and verbal
  • Strong communication with the ability to relate to others in a courteous and compassionate manner
  • Good computer skills and an ability and eagerness to learn new computer systems quickly
  • Experience in a similar reception role
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise
  • An understanding of the needs to maintain confidentiality
  • Flexibility to assist other members of the team as required

The desirables:

  • Experience in the field of health
  • Experience with Canterbury DHB patient management systems

We are looking for a team player that is not afraid to pitch in and help out in other areas to get the job done, so if you enjoy working in a friendly team environment then we want 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 at



Permanent/Part Time

Job no: 234974

Location: Christchurch

Closing Date: 17 November 2018