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Receptionist/Administrator - Health Centre

Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Canterbury - Christchurch
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Ongoing - Part Time
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Job Description

Receptionist/Administrator – Health Centre

Christchurch City Campus

Part time (21.5 hours per week), Permanent


  • Receptionist for Nursing, Medical, Physio, Counselling services
  • Administration: records, filing, accounts, invoices, data entry
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with multidisciplinary team members


Ara Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant and progressive tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Our talented staff, innovative business collaborators and supportive community partners are passionate about the role they play in our students' success.

We are pleased to offer an opportunity to join a small dedicated team in the Student Services Division's Health Centre. The Health Centre is a member practice of Christchurch Primary Health Organisation.  The team provides a primary health care and limited occupational health service to students and staff of Ara Institute of Canterbury (Ara) in collaboration with medical practitioners and in association with counsellors.  The primary responsibility is the assessment, triage and treatment of presenting illnesses, accidents and emergencies, and assisting clients to make informed choices about their health.

The Role

The role is to deliver highly student focussed reception and administrative services in the Health Centre and to continually strive to achieve the highest standards.


  • Managing face-to-face and online requests
  • Prioritising needs
  • Booking appointments
  • Collecting fees
  • Maintaining records and filing systems
  • Preparing schedules
  • Liaison between multidisciplinary team members
  • Providing support for health promotion and education


  • Knowledge of current health administrative systems
  • A first aid certificate
  • Experience in a busy environment with the ability to multitask.
  • Works well with young people
  • A practice of working collaboratively with others.
  • Remains calm under pressure
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Experience using patient management systems, MedTech32 is preferred but not essential as training will be provided


We offer and encourage professional and skill development. Enjoy excellent employment conditions, a great central city location and access to modern on-site facilities including Gym/Recreation Centre with free staff yoga and group fitness sessions, Library, Visions on Campus Restaurant, two Childcare Centres and a Health Centre.

To Apply

We only accept applications via our online application system.  Emailed applications will not be considered.

For a job description and/or to apply online please visit Any questions should be directed to People and Development on 03 940 8623 or


Applications close – Sunday 19th August 2018

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