Administrative Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka
  • 15000 ZMW / Month



At Mary Begg Occupational Health our Administrative Assistant acts as a first point of contact for all patients, clients, relatives, visitors and health care professionals. He/she assists new clients with their clinic registration process, advises clients on MBHS services and availability of doctors for consultation visits on a daily basis and retrieves the patient’s medical health record, liaises with nursing and medical staff to direct patients to the appropriate consultation rooms or required for assessment and treatment.

Our Admin Assistant conducts herself/himself in a professional manner and always demonstrates good customer service towards all our clients, visitors, health professionals and MBHS employees.


  • Receive, assist and direct clients in a courteous, efficient and welcoming manner projecting a positive, friendly and professional image.
  • Ensure the front office is presentable. Using appropriate MBHS infection control procedures, maintain your own work environment in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards.
  • Always demonstrate a warm outgoing personality, with the ability to interact in a supportive manner with persons of all backgrounds and cultures.
  • Assist clients or family members in completing any required information and registration forms.  Answer any questions the patient may have and if unable to do so refer to an appropriate staff member.
  • Oversee client registration, thoroughly update the required attendance register.
  • Receive and make telephone calls as instructed. Identify yourself openly. Speak clearly and politely.
  • Divert calls promptly or take messages ensuring accuracy of detail and timely delivery to the recipient.
  • Ensure that the Department’s Daily Statistics are sent to the main Hospital in a timely manner.
  • Ensure X-Ray estimates are sent in a timely manner to the FQMO Ambulance team, and coordinate daily trips with the ambo drivers.
  • Manage the Dept. Appointments – updating all return reviews dates in a careful manner.
  • Contact all missed attendance no later than 24hrs of a missed review appointment as part of client compliance.
  • Prepare and provide Billing Sheets to the Finance Dept.
  • Participate in admin projects that include regular file inspection and archiving.
  • Notify the line supervisor, Chief Medical Officer or senior management staff when an issue or incident arises with a client or staff member.
  • Assess and report any problems with the computer programme or hardware to the IT Department, or any other member of management if IT is not available.
  • Comply with all MBHS policies.
  • Participate in-house Dept. training and present on an allocated topic.
  • Assist with covering the Registration Station as necessity demands.
  • Cover the Senior Admin Officer, as and when need arises.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Diploma in Business Administration or any related field.
  • Must have at least 2 – 3 years’ experience.
  • Working experience in front office operations required, with proficient computer use.
  • Previous experience with records management will be an added advantage.
  • Strong customer service skills

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