Non Clinical - Support Medical Secretary

  • Department Administration
  • Salary £21,730 - £23,177 per annum/pro rata
  • Closing Date 31/03/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-SMS-550
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Part time
  • Hours 30 hours per week (to be worked over 4 or 5 days)

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Support Medical Secretary Band 3, 30 hours per week to help support the Nephrology Department. These can be worked over 4 or 5 days and will be agreed with the successful candidate. 

Requirements of the role:  4 GCSE (C and above) or equivalent, RSA Stage 2 or 3 typewriting, word processing

The successful candidate will be a pivotal person within the secretarial team.  You will provide efficient and comprehensive secretarial support, in partnership with the Higher level Medical Secretary, to the Consultants and supporting clinical teams using effective organisational, communication and prioritisation skills to ensure deadlines are met. 

Main duties of the job

Digital and audio typing of clinical letters, correspondence and discharge summaries.
Ensuring results of tests and investigations for patients are reviewed by the Clinical teams in a timely manner and making any necessary ongoing arrangements.
Using the in-house patient data tracking system ensure patient case notes are booked in and out appropriately.
Respond to Patient and Carers telephone calls, regarding a variety of subjects, using own judgement in a professional and competent manner to provide non-clinical guidance. 

Working for our organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust can offer you great career prospects and a fantastic lifestyle.  Situated in one of the most attractive parts of the country with dramatic countryside and bustling towns we have state of the art facilities, supportive friendly teams and excellent professional NHS job development opportunities.

The Trust has a vision for the future that puts the patient at the heart of everything we do and is guided by the principles and values about which we care deeply.

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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