Administrative Support IV - Patient Placement

Alberta Health Services
ALB00118229 Requisition #
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The Administrative Support IV - Patient Placement position is an integral role within the Bed Planning office. The position works alongside the Site Managers, Bed Coordinators and the clerical staff with Admitting. The position performs complex clerical duties related to patient bed allocation, admission, direct admission and transferring of patients. The successful candidate is responsible for accurately placing admissions according to diagnosis and isolation requirements. The position serves as a point of initial contact for physicians seeking admission of patients to hospital through any of the Main or Emergency Admitting areas. Must be able to communicate effectively with physicians, nurses, and other medical staff. Other duties include attending daily site capacity huddles, communicating with unit charge nurses, unit clerks, unit managers, admitting staff and physicians providing guidance and work leadership to student placements.


As an Administrative Support IV, you will require advanced administrative or specialized skills and knowledge to support complex procedures, practices and initiatives within a department or program.

  • Classification: Administrative Support IV
  • Union: AUPE GSS
  • Department: Admission Coordination UAH
  • Primary Location: U of A Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.00
  • Posting End Date: 18-SEP-2019
  • Employee Class: Casual/Relief
  • Date Available: 30-SEP-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: Varied
  • Shifts per cycle: Varied
  • Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Weekends
  • Days Off: Other
  • Minimum Salary: $24.99
  • Maximum Salary: $30.38
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Completion of post-secondary education (e.g. course(s) in office of business administration, medical office assistant).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Grade 12 or equivalent required. Medical Terminology required. Medical Office assistant Diploma required. Experience in Admitting or in Bed Planning. Accurate and proficient keyboarding skills of 40-50 wpm required. Demonstrated proficiency of Netcare and Windows (Microsoft Word, EDIS, Tandem, Skype, Excel and Access).

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience at the UAH preferred. Prior experience working with the public is preferred. Client support leadership experience is preferred. Excellent knowledge of the English language both written and oral. Demonstrated ability to remain calm, courteous, and tactful at all times. Demonstrated ability to work well under stress and heavy workload. Must be able to prioritize on an ongoing basis Demonstrated ability to work independently.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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