Non Clinical - Maternity Cover - Support Medical Secretary - Breast Surgery

  • Department General Surgery
  • Salary £20,330.00 – £21,777 per annum
  • Closing Date 07/07/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-BSS-606
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Fixed term: 9 months
  • Hours Part time Flexible working 11 hours per week (Monday - Friday)

**Covering Maternity Leave**

We are currently looking for a Support Medical Secretary to work within the Surgical Department in the Breast Medical Secretarial Team.

You should have experience of good practice and systems of work within the secretarial / PA field, knowledge of Health & Safety and an understanding of confidentiality / data protection issues.

The successful applicants will gain valuable experience in the day-to-day management of a busy Medical Secretaries office.

You should already possess 4 GCSE's (grades 9 - 4 or C - A), RSA stage 2 / 3 typing / word processing (or have equivalent experience), knowledge of MS Office and be working (or willing) 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 join a team of Medical Secretaries who organise the Consultant's workload and effectively support activities with other hospital staff to ensure that an efficient service is provided.

The postholder will produce accurate clinical and general correspondence, regularly using complex and sensitive medical terminology from audio transcription and self generated correspondence.

You will be required to respond to telephone calls from anxious and distressed patients, responding appropriately to contentious, sensitive and challenging enquiries.

Working for our organisation

The successful applicant will be working at The Princess Royal Hospital supporting 4 Higher Level Medical Secretaries as well as a team of 4 Breast Surgeons, Registrars, Specialist Nurses 

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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