Non Clinical - Administration Support - Cellular Pathology

  • Department Cellular Pathology Department
  • Salary £22,816.00 – £24,336 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/09/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-CPA-205
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

Working as part of a friendly team, the post holder will support the provision of comprehensive administrative and clerical functions to the Cellular Pathology service at The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust.

This is a full time post to cover clerical duties for a very busy Pathology service providing patient reports in a timely manner. The post holder will be required to follow guidelines and ensure the effective provision of a quality service. We are looking for an administration assistant who works well in a team but can also carry out work on their own.  This is not a patient facing role but interactions with patients and relatives may occur when taking messages or contacting people back after they have raised a question with the team.

Previous experience of working in an administrative role within a healthcare setting would be beneficial. You should also have sound knowledge of software programmes such as Microsoft Office. This role is reliant on the post holder to have good IT skills such us: Outlook, Excel and Word. The post-holder, therefore, will require these skills on appointment. Training on Telepath  on Vantage will be provided.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

To provide basic administrative and clerical support for the Cellular Pathology teams, including general typing, data entry, photocopying, filing, sorting and distribution of incoming post for the department. Undertake the preparation of MDT/review meetings. Book in opinion reviews as required and contribute to slide and card filing. Use computer systems to accurately record patient information and material location.

You will be report to the Office Lead in Cellular Pathology and accountable to the Operational Manager and to support the management team. General administration tasks such as stock management, typing up meeting notes, maintaining notice boards, setting up meetings, booking rooms etc. will also be part of your daily role.


Working for your organisation

Within the Pathology Centre we pride ourselves on working together as a team to ensure the best experience for staff and patients possible. We have a robust structure which empowers all those working in our team to be the best they can be including offering training and development experiences where needed. We are a friendly team who always welcome new people joining us. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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