An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Higher Level Medical Secretary to work within the Dermatology Medical Secretary team based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, Shrewsbury (RSH). The post is a permanent position working 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday.
The post holder will join a team of Medical Secretaries who organise the workload of the Consultants within the department and ensure that an efficient service is provided.
You should already possess 4 GCSE's (grades 9 - 4) or equivalent, RSA stage 3 typing, word processing (or have equivalent experience), knowledge of MS Office and be qualified or working towards NVQ Level 3 Business/ Medical Admin or AMSPAR. The ability to plan and prioritise a varied workload is essential, as are good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of staff groups at all levels.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will produce accurate clinical and general correspondence, regularly using complex and sensitive medical terminology from audio transcription. You will also be required to respond to telephone calls from anxious and distressed patients, responding appropriately to contentious, sensitive and difficult enquiries. The successful applicant will gain valuable experience in the day-to-day management of a busy Medical Secretaries office and will provide an excellent opportunity for development and progression for a motivated candidate.
Working for our organisation
The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022. To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.