Mortuary Reception Administrator - Fixed Term
Wellington SCL
9h ago

Are you experienced in providing trauma or grief support services to the public? Do you have the ability to follow legal process in a sensitive, empathetic and confidential manner?

If so this new and unique position at Wellington SCL’s Mortuary department might be the role for you!

Wellington SCL Limited is the provider of pathology and mortuary services to the people of Wellington by way of our long term contract with the 3 Wellington District Health Boards.

Wellington SCL is owned by the healthcare provider APHG.

Based at Wellington Hospital, this position is required for the Mortuary department which is responsible for providing the greater Wellington region with a Forensic, Coronial and Hospital Post Mortem service.

The department also facilitates the Hospital’s Return to Patient Tissue Management Service, collects and provides statistics for the Ministry of Justice and liaises with bereaved families and whanau, Police, the Coroner’s office, Funeral Directors and hospital staff.

The role of the Reception Administrator is to support the Mortuary team to manage the day to day administration functions necessary to maintain the smooth operation and provide exceptional services to internal and external clients.

This will include assisting with body admissions and release, co-ordinating body viewings for family and whanau, liaising with staff from external agencies, assisting with return to patient tissue services and managing the day to day administration tasks in the department.

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to demonstrate :

  • Tact and empathy when dealing with bereaved relatives from all walks of life
  • Resilience to working in mortuary environment
  • Exceptional planning and organisation skills
  • A mature and responsible attitude to work
  • Initiative, with excellent attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Competent computer skills, to use different LIS’s and have basic Microsoft Office capabilities
  • This is a full-time fixed term position commencing immediately until April 2022, with hours of work 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

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