Administrative & Clerical Careers at Lifespan

Department Assistant Job

Job Number: NH17881

Job Title: Department Assistant

Department: Medical Float Pool - 1302183

Facility: Newport Hospital

Location: Newport, RI

High-end capabilities in Microsoft Office preferred. Proficient typing skills are required in order to prepare a variety of materials, such as grant proposals and manuscripts, requiring a precise format. Good knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling to correct and edit written materials; understanding of medical terminology is most often required. A high level of organizational skills to prepare complex schedules and conference arrangements and to maintain departmental files, records and statistical data. The ability to perform analysis of numerical data involving the use of mathematical formulas as well as routine tabulations. Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of personnel both within and outside of the hospital. The ability to operate a variety of office equipment is required.


High school graduate or equivalent. One year of experience in specializing in correspondence typing, medical terminology and/or general business procedures.

Under general supervision, provides a variety of administrative support duties such as typing, scheduling appointments for meetings, etc. Manages a multi-line telephone system. Provides administrative assistance as requested.