PS Administrative Assistant

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

ID: 7085820
Posted: September 21, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
Provides secretarial and administrative office support. Performs a variety of clerical duties in accordance with specific instructions and established work procedures, typically under close supervision. Follows written and verbal instructions to accomplish assignments, sometimes of a routine and repetitive nature.

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring individuals whose merit and experience promote a diverse, inclusive, anti-racist workforce and culture.

Each employee has a unique background and life experience. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our organization. In your cover letter or during your interview, we invite you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience will prepare you to be effective in working in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Learn more about HCI’s commitments at and/or contact HCI’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
1. Provides administrative support to supervisor or department.
2. Prepares correspondence, including composing routine letters and memos.
3. Schedules appointments and maintains supervisors or departments calendar.
4. Makes arrangements for meetings and conferences.
5. Establishes and maintains confidential files.
6. Orders and maintains supplies for department.
7. May distribute mail and other supplies for department.
8. Provides additional general office support such as greeting and directing visitors, handling incoming calls and processing mail.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Problem Solving
The incumbent may be required to prioritize tasks received from multiple staff members and determine the order of importance. The incumbent must use discretion and judgement when scheduling appointments and in screening calls. The incumbent may coordinate work processes with other departments, community, governmental or regulatory agencies and must understand the objectives and policies governing the activities of the department and be able to effectively communicate this information to interested parties.

In addition to the essential functions listed for this position, incumbents in this position may be assigned to complete the duties and demonstrate the competencies listed in the Office Assistant position.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
Minimum Qualifications
Associate degree in business or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education) and three years full-time secretarial experience required. Demonstrated human relations and effective written and verbal communication skills required. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping practices and direct supervisory experience preferred.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


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