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Providence Health & Services Sr Administrative Assistant PSJH in Renton, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Sr. Administrative Assistant PSJH to our location in Renton, WA.

We are seeking a Sr. Administrative Assistant PSJH to responsible for providing ongoing administrative support services of a multipart nature for a middle management position and/or a group of professionals within PSMS. This position performs work that is varied and generally secretarial in nature. The activities of this position include managing calendars, correspondence, meeting and agenda preparation and other logistical matters. The work may also include some special projects. It is anticipated that the person holding this position will communicate regularly with many of the organization’s management team and will represent their supervisor in a positive and professional manner.

The Senior Administrative Assistant will have regular interaction with managers, supervisors, and staff of PSJH; the work may also involve interactions with vendors, representatives of government agencies, consultants, and other external contacts. Successful performance in the position will require tact, and diplomacy; respect for confidentiality; and general knowledge of organizational operations, procedures, and staff.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Develops daily plans to carry out assigned activities and projects.

  • Coordinates the office of the individual(s) they support. Assures adequate inventory of supplies, timely scheduling of activities, presence and ongoing use of appropriate recordkeeping systems, and effective work flow through the office.

  • Performs secretarial functions in support of meetings as assigned.

  • Support activities include preparation of draft agendas; electronic distribution of meeting materials; documentation of meeting discussions, and coordination of follow-up reports as appropriate.

  • Schedules meetings (group and individual); makes travel arrangements as necessary.

  • Uses word processing software, spreadsheet software, and various presentation software options to complete assignments with timeliness and accuracy.

  • Position provides appropriate referrals to matters as they arise, or informs their supervisor(s) when a situation warrants direct attention.

  • Responsible for basic planning activities related to secretarial and project-based assignments.

  • Responsible for recommending efficient and accurate procedures to address work flow through their area of responsibility.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High School Degree

  • At least 4 years of office experience

  • At least 1 year working directly for a manager

  • Have a working knowledge of organization programs and services.

  • Have a basic understanding of a variety of service support roles and responsibilities, and how they inter-relate; the skill and ability to plan, prioritize, complete assignments in a quality manner; and the ability to interact successfully with a wide range of individuals and groups.

  • Ability to establish and maintain confidentiality

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Takes initiative to meet customer expectations. Expresses self-confidence. Handles failures constructively. Strives to continually improve processes and outcomes. Can be counted on to follow through and to make arrangements for back-up support. Is flexible in adapting to shifts in priorities and can accommodate unplanned activities readily.

  • Listens with sensitivity and openness. Actively seeks constructive feedback and remains open and receptive to it. Messages are presented in a logical and well-organized manner. Anticipates the information needs of others.

  • Relates well to all people inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse awkward, even high-tension situations comfortably.

  • Encourages teamwork and fosters the development of trust. Actively facilitates and supports team decisions. Goes beyond responsibilities to help team accomplish tasks and goals. Takes initiative to resolve conflict.

  • Identifies and prioritizes issues within the scope of the position after consulting with appropriate parties. Makes consistently sound decisions that reflect thorough consideration of alternative and creative solutions that influence change. Is sensitive to the impact of decisions on others.

  • Supports and promotes new or evolving procedures and routines. Participates actively in the change process and offers suggestions for new approaches. Demonstrates flexibility in meeting unexpected work fluctuations.

  • Sets challenging objectives and works against self-defined standards of excellence to continually improve personal performance.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence St. Joseph health from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Health Care

Location: Washington-Renton

Req ID: 229897