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College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

College Services Representative, Communications and Public Affairs

Posted 7 days ago

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dollar sign46,421 to 58,026 per year

Job Description

Full-time, permanent Position summary

British Columbians are passionate about their health care. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC is part of a complex health-care delivery system that is often challenging to navigate.

Are you looking for a fresh start in your career with a top employer? Join a dynamic high-performing team as one of the College’s front-line communicators. As a first point of contact, college services representatives (CSRs) play a critical role in the College’s public service function, responsible for the professional handling of all initial telephone and email inquiries from the public, registrants (BC physicians and surgeons), lawyers, government and other organizations.

By communicating College standards, guidelines and processes, CSRs aim to achieve first-contact resolution and deliver a high standard of service excellence. CSRs respond to a multitude of requests for information about the College with a high level of accuracy, timeliness, professionalism, maturity and empathy. They also provide administrative and project support to the communications and public affairs department.

This position reports to the lead, contact centre.

Duties and responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • maintain a high standard of service excellence, exhibiting maturity and empathy at all times
  • receive and respond to 100 or more calls daily, numerous emails, letters and voicemails from registrants, the public, and other organizations in a timely, accurate and professional manner
    • apply critical thinking to assist in emotionally charged interactions
    • display a positive, caring, firm, direct manner, maintaining composure at all times
    • exercise call management by using effective questioning techniques and directive statements to assist in deciphering the situation
    • troubleshoot to assist the public and registrants with available health-related resources
    • research information from multiple online resources and answer questions on a variety of health subjects, including College standards, guidelines, processes and legislation
    • provide support to registrants during their annual licence renewal process
    • monitor and maintain accurate records of calls, emails and voicemails to assist in identifying trends and areas of improvement for the department
    • meet the department’s goal of a first-contact resolution point and only transfer calls when required
  • provide administrative and project support to the communications and public affairs department with a high level of accuracy and efficiency, and in accordance with the department’s editorial and document standards
    • process medical directory requests
    • conduct daily research of media trends relevant to the College
    • follow up with registrants’ offices to ensure profile and contact information is current
  • assist with maintaining a comprehensive resource manual for CSR orientation and ongoing training purposes
  • other duties as assigned

Skills and qualifications

Required skills and qualifications include:

  • completion of bachelor’s degree is preferred; a post-secondary level qualification is required
  • at least two to three years of work experience (or an equivalent combination of relevant education/training/work experience)
  • working knowledge of the Canadian health-care system
  • experience in a health-related organization governed by legislation, rules and standards where patient interaction was required
  • demonstrated ability to work under pressure and deal with diverse members of the public and the profession, often in highly-charged emotional situations
  • a positive, caring and supportive approach on the phone and in writing at all times
  • strong interpersonal skills required to successfully facilitate resolution to complex situations
  • exceptional listening skills
  • demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team
  • excellent critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • high level of attention to detail, with demonstrated ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • ability to take initiative, serve as a go-to person, and interact with all levels in the organization
  • a professional demeanour and personal presentation
  • a team player with a can-do attitude exemplified by patience, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn
  • ability to learn, operate and run call reports on a multi-line phone system to track and analyze trends and identify issues
  • superior computer skills, including data entry, ability to manoeuvre between applications with ease, and locate information quickly online
  • proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel applications
  • proficiency in English language—excellent oral and written communication skills are essential

The compensation range for this position is $46,421 to $58,026 per year.

The College is committed to our ongoing journey to be a diverse, equitable and inclusive place to work. All interested applicants, regardless of age, family or marital status, physical or mental disability, race, colour, religion, place of origin, and ancestry, Indigenous identity, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation political belief, socio-economic background, criminal conviction or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, are strongly encouraged to apply. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in the recruitment and selection process.
 
The College values the strength diversity brings to our workplace, so if you’re excited about a career at the College but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the current job postings or you are not ready to apply yet, we encourage you to create an employee profile in the careers portal and our HR team will be able to see your skills and proactively match you with other roles more closely aligned to your experience and skillset.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interview will be contacted. 

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC is located on the unceded and traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking peoples―the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh-ulh Sníchim speaking peoples―the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation.

We acknowledge the rights and title of BC First Nations whose territories span across the province. These territories recognize that laws, governance, and health systems tied to lands and waters have existed here since time immemorial. 

How To Apply

All applications for this position must be submitted via the College website: 
https://can241.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/cpsbc/Posting/View/402

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

About College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia regulates the practice of medicine under the authority of provincial law. All physicians who practise medicine in the province must be registrants of the College. The College’s overriding interest is the protection and safety of patients, and the quality of care they receive from their physicians. Regulation of the medical profession is based on the foundation that the College must act first and foremost in the interest of the public. The primary function of the College is to ensure that physicians are qualified, competent and following clearly defined standards of practice. The College administers processes for responding to complaints from patients and for taking action if a physician is practising in a manner that is incompetent, unethical or illegal. The College also administers a number of quality assurance initiatives to ensure physicians remain competent to practise medicine throughout their professional lives. The College is governed by the Health Professions Act, and the Regulations and Bylaws made under the Act. A board comprised of 10 peer-elected physicians and five public representatives appointed by the Ministry of Health are responsible for the governance of the College. The daily operations of the College are administered by the registrar (CEO) and other medical and professional staff. Read our social media policy here: https://www.cpsbc.ca/files/pdf/CP-Social-Media.pdf

Industry

Health Care Public Administration

Company Size

51-200 employees

Application closing date is 2024-08-13

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