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Site:  Toronto General Hospital 
Department:  Pathology
Reports to: Manager
Salary Range: $22.82 to $28.52 per hour (Commensurate with experience and consistent with UHN Compensation Policy) 
Hours: 35 hrs per week
Status: Temporary Full-Time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Administrative Assistant II in our Laboratory Medicine Program.

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The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


The GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT II exercises judgment and independence in the performance of secretarial activities, the principal responsibilities include: utilizing knowledge of medical terminology and advanced functions to provide word processing/typing services to facilitate the production of moderate and/or complex documents/materials for assigned personnel; performing reception responsibilities; maintaining written and/or electronic calendar/schedule; administering and monitoring billing procedures and departmental budgeting records; ensuring efficient operation of the office, within the scope of authority; modifying and maintaining electronic and paper information filing/retrieval methods, systems and/or formats; providing functional supervision to lower classified clerical position(s); performing clerical support functions; performing cross-functional responsibilities, as required; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned.


  • Completion of Grade XII or recognized equivalent
  • Completion of a post- secondary office administration  program at the diploma level or equivalent
  • Three (3) years related administrative support experience preferred
  • Experience in a pathology, or laboratory environment preferred
  • Advanced medical terminology understanding required 
  • Previous on-the-job computer/word-processing, database and spreadsheet software experience ; experience in a Microsoft Office environment preferred
  • Very good organizational and time management skills
  • Very good interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Very good verbal and written communications skills
  • Good knowledge of health care, organizational/office practices, procedures and standards
  • Ability to produce high quality work in accordance with Hospital standards
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work well under pressure and  use good judgment in assessing difficult situations

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

POSTED DATE: October 8, 2020    CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.



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