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Senior Administrative Assistant, Population Oncology

BC Cancer        
BCC Prevention 
Administrative Assistant, Population Oncology
 #83160 ^
Regular Full-Time (1.00 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Vancouver, BC


Are you an efficient administrative assistant? Provide confidential administrative support so our projects and departments run smoothly.


What you’ll do


  • Work independently, exercise initiative, flexibility, judgement and problem-solving skills.
  • Liaise with external organizations, other health authority representatives, members of the general public and visitors to the organization to provide and/or receive information. Use judgement and initiative in determining the appropriate avenue for responses. 
  • Manage incoming mail/correspondence. Handle telephone and e-mail inquiries. 
  • Produce documents including correspondence, memos, minutes and meeting agendas from handwritten copy and/or Dictaphone software packages. 
  • Arrange meetings by coordinating rooms and equipment, preparing and distributing meeting materials and agendas, taking minutes and tracking action items. 
  • Maintain and update content on our websites. Report on website analytics. 
  • Manage databases for our programs and coordinate project mail-outs. 
  • Create and maintain an efficient filing system, including bringing forward documents required for meetings and proactively identifying action items to be completed before meetings. 
  • Assist with proofreading and editing and maintaining inventories of equipment and supplies for special events. 
  • Prepare expense claims and corporate card reconciliations for the Scientific Director, Cancer Prevention and Population Oncology staff to maintain accounting control over the cancer prevention budget and special purposes funds and other cost centres assigned to the office. 
  • Arrange travel and accommodation. 
  • Prepare and submit employee time records.


What you bring

  • Education, training, and experience equivalent to Grade 12 plus graduation from a formal secretarial program
  • At least four (4) years recent related experience, including two (2) years at a senior level.  

You can:

  • Work independently and as a team member to resolve administrative issues/problems. 
  • Type at least 60 w.p.m. 
  • Use tools such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet and presentation software at an advanced level.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing including the ability to be tactful and discreet when handling information confidential or sensitive material.
  • Organize and prioritize work, work under time pressures to meet deadlines and handle interruptions and changing priorities.
  • Record and transcribe meeting minutes.
  • Use appropriate business formats and modes of address. 


What’s in it for you


Our employees enable the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.


  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.


Perks including onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

We invite you to apply by clicking the "Apply Online Now" button where you can register for the first time for enter your Username and Password in order to re-access your profile on our system.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


About Us


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) provides province-wide specialized health services to British Columbians. Our internal Staffing Solutions provides opportunities for people to jump start their career within PHSA and heath care. We are a collective talent pool of service minded professionals who are available to start work immediately. We have exciting new projects coming up and are currently recruiting for multiple positions.



Labor AgreementExcluded
Requisition #83160-2324380
Work SiteVancouver
Additional Location DetailsVancouver
Job TypeRegular, Full-Time
Hours of Work0830-1630
Work DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Expiry Date19-Sep-2019

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