Non Clinical - Support Medical Secretary - Respiratory

  • Department Respiratory Department
  • Salary £22,816.00 – £24,336 per annum
  • Closing Date 29/09/2023
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 3
  • Job ref 223-SMS-215
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract 4 months (Secondment/Fixed Term)
  • Hours Part time - 30 hours per week (Monday - Friday between 8am and 5pm)


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Support Medical Secretary to provide a valuable support service to our Respiratory Secretaries at The Princess Royal Hospital.  The post is Band 3 and the successful candidate will be working 30 hours per week. 

You will be able to demonstrate good communication skills, flexibility, and reliability and have an organised approach to work.  Working alongside other Medical Secretaries, the post would provide an excellent opportunity for development and progression for a motivated candidate. 

Qualifications: You will hold RSA level 3 or equivalent and you must possess excellent audio typing skills.  Educated to GSCE level or equivalent.  Experience within a medical environment is desirable but is not essential.




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 within a busy Medical Secretaries office and will provide an excellent opportunity for development and progression for a motivated candidate. 


Working for our organisation


The successful applicant will join a busy team currently comprising of Higher Level Medical Secretaries and Support Medical Secretaries.  The post holder is a pivotal person in the patient’s relationship with the hospital, the clinical team and the Consultants.  The team support each other to organise the workload of the Consultants within the department and ensure that an efficient service is provided. 

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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