Non Clinical - Paediatric MDT Co-ordinator/ Medical Secretary

  • Department Medical Secretaries - Paediatrics
  • Salary £25,147.00 – £27,596 per annum
  • Closing Date 08/06/2023
  • Location Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 4
  • Job ref 223-PMC-451-B
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

A opportunity has arisen for a Paediatric MDT Co-ordinator/  Medical Secretary to join the Paediatric Oncology/Haematology team based on the ward at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford (PRH).   

The post holder will join a small  team working Monday-Friday.  Attention to detail and a methodical approach to workload is essential, as is previous audio typing experience and the ability to produce accurate clinical correspondence.  The skills to plan and prioritise a varied workload is crucial, as are excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a variety of staff groups at all levels.

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

The post holder will actively seek to ensure that all patients are treated within national targets set for cancer patients.

You should already possess 4 GCSE's including Maths and English (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.  

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder is a pivotal person in the patient's relationship with the hospital, the clinical team and the consultant. 
  • The post holder will provide a complete medical secretarial/PA and administrative service to the Consultant and their team across a wide range of activities.
  • The post holder will assist in the organisation of the Consultant's workload and will effectively support activities with other hospital staff to ensure that an efficient service is provided.  It is essential that the post holder exercises initiative and independent judgement whilst maintaining a high level of confidentiality and diplomacy at all times without immediate access to supervision.
  • The post holder will be expected to attend each MDT and take minutes and records of the MDT meetings during that week, check and distribute those minutes.  High levels of accuracy are required, as these records will be used to determine care pathways.

Working for your organisation

We are incredibly proud of the service we provide to our patients and their families.  You should be self motivated and a committed team player with the ability to work independently.  In return, we will support your professional development and provide ongoing support and training.  

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust; an organisation that strives to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in.

SaTH offers great benefits which include:

  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Home electronics salary sacrifice scheme
  • NHS discounts
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Access to NHS pension scheme

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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