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Office Assistant

Palmer College of Chiropractic
Job Description
Description

FUNCTION

The Office Assistant is responsible for providing general secretarial support in our Davenport Clinic.

 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

  • Responsible to the assigned administrator and has a support responsibility to all other departments and College personnel as necessary.
  • Responsible for the supervision of work study students as required.

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILILTIES

  • Perform various secretarial duties in support of department and personnel functions, including receiving and screening phone calls, processing mail, typing, and filing.
  • Provide assistance and backup support in the administration of department functions and completion of special projects.
  • Perform daily start-up activities, including opening the department, preparing machines and equipment for daily use, and other related duties.
  • Assist with the processing of department/office purchase requisitions and work orders as needed.
  • Provide assistance to students, faculty, alumni, and visitors.
  • Assist in the coordination of scheduling requirements.
  • Assumes coordination of special programs/projects.
  • Perform all responsibilities in a manner that fully complies with Palmer’s Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action policy.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to perform assigned duties with time pressures and frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to utilize general office equipment and other necessary equipment.
  • Ability to utilize personal computer and various software packages.
  • Ability to type 30-40 WPM with minimal errors.
  • Ability to analyze and resolve difficult problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Ability to work various hours as job requires.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or equivalent; two years additional schooling, with secretarial-related training preferred; less than one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Performs sedentary to light work in a ventilated, lighted, and temperature controlled office setting.
  • Frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, sit, lift light objects (up to 10 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the workday.
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