Ward Clerk

Job posted: 09/05/2024
Applications close: 30/05/2024 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Part time

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: 51512

Reference: 51512

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

We are seeking permanent part time and casual bank staff to work in Western Health inpatient wards and day procedure areas at Sunshine, Footscray and Williamstown campuses. Clerical responsibilities include communicating with patients, family/visitors and colleagues; entering and maintaining data; updating and maintaining patient medical records; facilitating bed allocations and patient movement throughout the organisation; as well as providing general administrative assistance such as answering phones, filing, responding to queries, etc.

There are two ward clerk shifts in acute and subacute wards from 7.30am to 4pm and 4pm to 9.30pm. Day procedure and specialist areas have different shifts times. The Women’s & Children’s wards require 24/7 clerical support – shifts are from 7am to 3pm, 3pm to 11pm and 11pm to 7am. Applicants are asked to identify their preferred shifts, listed above.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Ability and willingness to work at Sunshine, Footscray and/or Williamstown campuses
  • Well-developed communication and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritise duties, work under pressure, and ability to adapt and be flexible to change

Orientation and training will be provided during business hours, Monday to Friday.

Ward Clerks who are studying nursing degrees are guaranteed an interview for their graduate year. Ward Clerks are also offered the opportunity to complete a Certificate IV in Health Administration completed during work hours.

To apply for these roles, please read the attached Position Description before submitting your cover letter and CV by selecting ‘Apply Now’ and following the prompts. Please indicate in your cover letter for which stream you are applying.

About Us

Our workforce of over 13,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Ward Clerk

Job type:

Part time

Job classification:

Not provided


Rachael Munro - 0403 218 389

Ward Clerk