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Medical Secretary, Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 24, 2014

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre (DPNCHC) is a multi-service organization that provides a wide variety of health and health promotion programs and services for a diverse community.  The Health Centre is currently seeking one, experienced Medical Secretary to provide a consistently high standard of secretarial and administrative support. You'll work with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurse, dietitian, psychiatric consultant and other mental health professionals.  

  • Provided a high level of customer service and contribute to creating a warm and inviting reception area for health centre clients on the telephone and in person
  • Schedule client, specialist and diagnostic testing appointments
  • Prepare, maintain, retrieve, track and file charts manually and electronically
  • Prepare referral and consultation letters as directed
  • Maintain appointment scheduling and an up-to-date resource and referral directory
  • Revise providers’ schedules as required
  • Implement document management and distribution systems and maintain inventory of necessary forms and supplies
  • Sterilize equipment, order supplies and stock rooms as required


  • Medical Secretary Diploma from a recognized training institution
  • 3 years’ experience in a clinical or medical setting with a team of clinical providers
  • Accurate and efficient secretarial skills, including word processing and filing accuracy
  • Ability to work in a busy setting and to multi-task
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English
  • Commitment to an interdisciplinary team approach to health and social services
  • Knowledge of confidentiality guidelines required in a health setting
  • Ability to work according to policies and protocols
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse setting
  • Willingness to work evenings until 8.00 p.m. when required
  • Knowledge of Davenport-Perth neighbourhood, Portuguese and/or Spanish language skills, and experience with Nightingale On Demand (NOD) electronic medical record system are considered assets

Salary Range: $19.712 - $23.749 per hour plus extended health benefits.   This position is part of the bargaining unit.

Expected Start Date:  January 2015.

Submit cover letter and resume via email: Posting: 2014-028 to or mail to  
1900 Davenport Road, Toronto, ON. M6N 1B7
Due Dates:  Internal Applicants: 5 pm, Dec 19, 2014; External Applicants: 5 pm, Dec 24, 2014.

Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood and Community Health Centre encourages applications from candidates whose background is diverse in terms of culture, race, language, religion, class, gender/sexual orientation, and including those who may need accommodation.  DPNCHC is a perfume free environment. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.  No phone calls please.