Secretarial Support – Clinical Support Services, Nelson Hospital

  • Are you an experienced administrator with great customer service skills?
  • Permanent position working 76 hours per fortnight (0.95FTE)
  • Highly component at managing appointments via wait-lists 
  • Medical typing an advantage, however training can be provided

Ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki tēv nei mahi (About this position)

We are looking for an efficient administrator with outstanding communication and organisational skills to join our clinical services support team at Nelson Hospital. You will provide administrative support to our consultants and clinical teams. This will include accurate data management and maintenance of our patient information system, managing elective surgery bookings via wait-lists, and ensure the efficient and accurate processing of documentation. You may also be required to undertake typing of medical documents. 

Hours of work will be Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.00AM and 5.30PM.

The starting salary for this role is $47,580 (pro rata i.e. based on a 40 hour week). Our preferred applicant may be required to undertake a computer skills assessment.

Ko wai he kaitono tōtika? (Who is an appropriate applicant?)

You’ll respect the importance of maintaining patient confidentiality and will have demonstrated the ability to manage a busy workload. You’ll be bright, outgoing and possess excellent interpersonal skills, and will provide a consistently high standard of customer service to our team. It’s essential that you have a sound knowledge of the MS Office Suite and are a competent typist (50+ wpm). Dictaphone experience and knowledge of medical terminology would be advantageous. 

Ā mātou rōpū (About our team)

Nelson Marlborough Health is the main health provider for the top of the south. Nearly 3,000 strong, we are Nelson and Marlborough’s largest employer, which means the opportunities here are endless. Our main locations are Nelson and Wairau Hospitals but we are spread across the region and service all parts of the community. Our work can be challenging, but we are up for it. We have a great team and we work hard to make a difference. We value integrity, innovation, respect and teamwork. 

Ētahi atu mōhiohio (More Information)

Ngā huanga o tēnei mahi (The benefits of this position)

We provide a great place to work with professional development opportunities, job security, and workplace wellness programmes.

You will enjoy the satisfaction of fulfilling an important role within the hospital, assisting with managing patients from initial specialist appointment, through the hospital service and back into the community.

Me pēhea ahau e tono ai? (How do I apply?)

For general enquiries please contact our recruitment team on or 03 546 1274.

Keen to apply now, it’s easy. Please fill in our online application form.


Applications close:  Sunday 29th November

Nelson Marlborough Health strongly endorses Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We believe that to achieve equity in health outcomes for Māori we need a workforce reflective of the population it serves. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who identify as Māori and we recruit for cultural competence.  

He waka eke noa. We are all in this together.

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Permanent/Part Time

Job no: N20-496

Location: Nelson Hospital

Closing Date: Sunday, 29 November 2020