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Health Administrator

NZ Defence Force
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Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

The purpose of the Health Administrator role is to provide effective, efficient and accurate administrative support to the Defence Health Centre. This is an integral role within the team where professionalism and an excellent attitude are vital.

A typical day in our Health Centre will see you perform a range of duties. These include; scheduling appointments, answering patient queries by phone and email, managing referrals to specialist health care providers, liaising with ACC and AEP units, providing ongoing coordination, administration and communication between patients and clinical staff, maintaining medical files, and sorting mail.

What we need

Due to the nature of the role it is busy and varied. Previous experience within medical administration is desired.

We are looking for someone who has excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. You will be technically competent, a critical thinker, and a team player. You must have the ability to provide exceptional support to all internal and external stakeholders and be able to communicate confidently with a range of people across all levels of the business.

Who we are

The Force Health Organisation (FHO) is part of the Joint Opertaion Health Group (JHOG).  It delivers all NZDF health services to military personnel in New Zealand. The health services delivered by JOHG do not include the general wellbeing of personnel, social / spiritual support, military psychology, health intelligence and OSH functions. The FHO is tasked with building and maintaining strong working with these functions and coordinating the offering of holistic services.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

Why Us

Join a great team who are making a difference to NZDF. There are many benefits when you join NZDF, check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF!

How to Apply

To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Pete Maitland on (06) 351 9569.

Applications close on Wednesday 27 March 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Low level Security Clearance
  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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