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Job position available – Medical secretary / receptionist

Job posting – Medical Secretary temp position

 

Duration:  Wed. Feb 28 –  Tues. March 19, 2018

Hours:  full time (35 hours+ / week – weekdays  9:30-5:30 with 30 min. lunch break)

Location: Hollandview Medical Centre (www.hollandviewmedical.com)

105-372 Hollandview Trail, Aurora, Ontario, L4G 0A5

Pay:  $14-16/hour (depending on experience)

Job Description.

We have a short term contract position for a medical secretary to cover for our office for the duration of Feb 28-Mar. 19, 2018.   Candidates with experience are preferred but the position is open to applicants with are have the necessary skills to work with patients in collegial office setting.

The successful candidate will be responsible for patient scheduling, answering phone calls and assisting in patient flow in the office to support the family doctors working.

Experience with medical terminology, electronic medical records and document scanning/filing would be attractive assets in a candidate.  A background in health care or an allied health profession would also be beneficial.

You will be working under the supervision of a senior medical secretary and with the doctors directly.

Please respond with your CV including contact information including mailing address, e-mail and a contact phone.

(Applications can be sent to

hollandviewmedical@gmail.com or faxed to 905-726-9899)

 

Hollandview Medical Centre is a family practice clinic with 3 physicians and 2 full time administrative staff that have been with us for 12+ years.  We have mentored medical students and previous part-time employees that have worked at our clinic have moved on to permanent careers in nursing, physiotherapy, dental hygiene as well as finding permanent positions in the support of medical and dental offices.

Happy Holidays

It is with great astonishment that another holiday season has arrived!  We wish all our staff and patients a happy holidays for the 2016 season and an earnest wish for the health and happiness of all.

 

For this holiday period, we will be closed for the statutory holidays Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years day.   All other days, please contact the office / leave a message for same-day, urgent consultations as one of our doctors will be available for urgent health concerns on weekdays over the holiday period.

 

OFFICE CLOSED

Monday Dec 26 (Boxing Day)

Tuesday Dec 27 (Lieu Day for Christmas).

Monday Jan. 2 (Lieu Day for New Year’s).

 

Flu shots 2017 arrived

We are excited to announce that flushots for the 2016 season have arrived (finally).  We apologize in the delay but Public health just released the serum to doctor’s offices late last week.

  1. Dr. Leung and Dr. Wong’s patients can drop into the office for the month of November without an appointment for FLU SHOTS ONLY on the following dates.

 

Wed. Nov 8  – 2:30 pm

Thurs. Nov 9 –  1:30 pm

Fri. Nov 10 – 1:00 pm

Mon. Nov 13 – 1:45 pm

Tues. No 14 – 1:30 pm

Wed. Nov 15 – 2:00 pm

Thurs. Nov 16 – 1:30 pm

More dates will be announced in the future so check back if these times do not fit your needs.

 

2)  Dr. Hendrick’s patients are being asked to call the ofice to make an appointment to be fit in for the flu shot.

Bloodwork to be phased out at Hollandview Medical

It is with regret that we announce that Hollandview Medical will be phasing out blood draws at our clinic.

The government has been consolidating all blood draws at the provincially funded laboratories .

As the phone lines and  front staff have become busier, we need to have the staff focus on their main secretarial and reception duties at this time.

As such, we will be retiring our laboratory facilities on October 31, 2015.

 

There is a laboratory (Lifelabs) on the first floor of our building past the elevator.

In addition, you can obtain more information about laboratory locations; you can visit these websites:

Lifelabs @   http://locations.lifelabs.com/

CML (owned by Lifelabs) @ http://cmlhealthcare.com/clinic-locator/

Tips about our office for new patients.

Since there are patients new to the office; we thought a few pointers would be handy to make your visit to the office more pleasant.

The public washroom is just past the elevators on the right.    Also, if you need to use the bathroom while you are waiting, please feel free to do so and simply let us know when you come back.  We keep your appointment in priority sequence.

Lifelabs is also past the elevators, but to the left; their hours are generally Mon-Fri.;   7 am – 3 pm.  NO appointment is necessary.

When arriving at your appointment; if the secretaries are busy,  please feel free to leave your health card on the counter and take a seat.   We will check you in and ensure that your appointment .

Old records.     If you wish to get your old records; please complete the transfer of records request form and contact your previous family doctor to see if there is a charge.

You may wish to discuss with Dr. Hendrick whether she needs your old records at the time of your appointment.

Preventative Care Guidelines

Preventative Care Reminder List.

It has been an honor to be your physician to date. At this time; we have implemented a trial program to ensure that our patients receive the optimal screening tests as recommended by current guidelines.

At this time, it is highly recommended that you get the following tests done.

For ALL

Influenza vaccination – over age 65, we HIGHLY recommend the flu shot for patients aged 65+ as it is one of the best measures that we have to keep our seniors healthy. Getting the flu as our immune system ages puts you at greater risk for hospitalization, pneumonia and serious consequences. About 90% of deaths from the seasonal flu occur in adults over the age of 65.

Colorectal cancer screening – between age 50-744, we recommend that unless you have had a recent colonoscopy; a fecal occult blood test be done to make sure that there is no microscopic blood in the stool. Blood in the stool may be a sign of benign problems (ie: hemorrhoids) or more serious disease

For Women only

Mammogram – between age 50-74; we recommend that women get mammograms at least every 24 month to screen for breast cancer.

Pap Smear – between age 35-69; we recommend that women with low risk get a pap test every 30 months to screen for cervical cancer. Those with recent pap abnormalities should inquire as to the frequency that they should be getting their next pap test.

We value your health and with these measures; we hope to ensure that we can screen or prevent some of the more common diseases that we encounter over time. If you haven’t had these procedures done in a while; please discuss them with us at your next appointment or call in.

2015 Measles Outbreak

As many patients have been phoning in to inquire; there are current cases of measles in Toronto and the York region.  Although there are always cases in Canada on an annual basis; this year is particularly prominent for cases of measles that were spread from Disney in California at the beginning of the year.

Measles is one of the most infectious disease that we have with an estimated rate of spread to 12-18 (unprotected) individuals for every case.
Adults born before 1970 are generally presumed to have natural immunity because they were exposed.
If you haven’t had 2 doses of the measles vaccine and you were born after 1970; please contact our office to book an appointment to discuss receiving a booster dose.

Vaccines are a victim of their own success and our society has become complacent over the years due to the effect of group (herd) immunity protecting those that haven’t received the vaccine themselves.

The measles vaccine is extraordinarily effective with 1 dose providing 95% chance of protection and 2 doses effectively giving you a 99% chance of protection from the disease.

Measles itself has a 0.5% mortality rate so it is definitely worth protecting you and your loved ones.

Please read this touching article written by the children’s author Roald Dahl about losing his daughter to measles.  I hope that we can protect everyone in our society from this type of tragedy where possible.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/roald-dahls-heartbreaking-letter-about-measles-vaccine/