140 Riverside Dr E, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y4

Drumheller Associated Physicians is currently hiring for a Receptionist/ Medical Office Assistant


Working with the physician(s), this position is responsible primarily for the day-to-day administrative management of patients.

Working hours will be Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm.

Health and dental benefits.

Applicate must provide proof of COVID vaccination or provide negative COVID testing.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: , no later than January 18th, 2022


•    Maintain and set up appointment templates for each physician in EMR

•    Answer incoming calls in a timely manner and schedule appointments based on patient request, physician availability, and booking preference, confirm appointments for medicals and patients with a record of no-shows

•    Organize, prepare and clean exam rooms and ensure each room is appropriately stocked with supplies

•    Investigate and follow up on missing test results as requested by physician

•    Set up room and instrument trays for procedures as appropriate (e.g., mole removal, PAP, completes, etc.)

•    Greet patients as they arrive and indicate arrival in EMR, confirming/updating patient demographics as needed

•    Ensure patients have received and signed all required consent forms for procedures and third-party medicals

•    Complete medical forms with patient demographics

•    Escort the patient to the exam room; provide instructions to prepare patient for visit (e.g., disrobing)

•    Take patient vitals (height, weight, blood pressure) and enter results into the EMR

•    Chaperone intimate exams, as requested

•    Monitor exam room occupancy to ensure exam rooms are filled

•    Direct patients to office for collection of uninsured charges

•    Book follow up appointments

•    Book tests and referrals for urgent referrals and patients who need assistance

•    Check EMR on an ongoing basis for instructions from physician

•    Chart relevant data into patient charts in the EMR e.g., record faxes sent, Rx refills, etc.

•    Ensure sharps are disposed of appropriately

•    Ensure proper process for instrument sterilization and restocking

•    Deliver all phone messages and mail to physicians

•    Monitor general medical supply inventory for re-order of supplies

•    Provide other administrative support including reception, faxing, and copying of documents and processing Incoming and outgoing mail/faxes

•    Perform other related duties, as required


•     Able to prioritize and manage multiple processes and tasks

•     Maintain focus on the patient needs

•     Perform tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment

•     Proficient computer skills or ability to learn computer skills

•     Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•     Excellent organizational skills

•     Able to remain calm with difficult patients

•     Maintain confidentiality of patient information

•     Willing to learn new skills

•     Able to take patient vitals and provide patient instructions for basic tests



Sept. 30, 2021 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day to honor the survivors of residential schools and their families and communities. Big Country PCN and Drumheller Associated Physicians recognize the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools and the impact these schools have had to Indigenous communities for generations. We invite all members of our community to not only to wear an orange shirt but to also use this day to learn and reflect on Canada’s history with Indigenous peoples.

If you or someone you know is struggling or needs someone to talk to, talk to your family doctor. Or call the Mental Health Helpline 1-877-303-2642 or the National Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419. The helplines are confidential, anonymous and available 24/7.
#EveryChildMatters #NationalDayforTruthandReconciliation

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Beach

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Beach on his new role as facility medical director at the Drumheller Health Centre.

This is a key role in providing medical leadership, patient focused care, and quality health care to our community.

Thank you to Dr. Dereck Maseka for his many years of service in this role.