Non Clinical - Ward Clerk - MLU

  • Department Wrekin Midwife Led Unit
  • Salary £18,870.00 – £19,918 per annum
  • Closing Date 18/08/2022
  • Location Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-WCM-721
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 22.5 hours per week

Job overview

We are pleased to be recruiting for new members of our Maternity Ward Clerk team.

If you would like to join the Maternity Team in an administrative role then this may be the role for you. You will be an essential part of the team supporting both Midwives and Obstetricians in supporting women on their time within our busy Consultant Unit based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford. The role is variable every day, you could be working on any of our 3 Consultant wards within our team.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a group of employees which comprises of doctors, midwives, support staff and clerical/ administrative staff who provide a high standard of service to women and families within their pregnancy, birth and postnatal time in maternity.

The successful applicant will need to have experience dealing with the general public; they will have good IT skills and remain calm under pressure in this challenging role.  A good telephone manner, confidence and a positive helpful manner is essential.  Duties will include answering the telephone, filing, using the SEMA system and booking appointments. It is essential that the successful candidate has good communication skills, the ability to work under pressure, with ever changing priorities and deal with sometimes very fast pace of work. You would need to be hard working, flexible, responsive and adaptable whilst remaining professional at all times.

Working for your organisation

You would need to be able to work well with our small team of ward clerks, within the Maternity Consultant Unit. Your area of work will be changeable, daily at times to cover the needs of the busy Consultant Maternity wards. You would need to be able to support colleagues at times depending on how busy the areas are and manage an ever changing workload. You will be working within the small ward clerk team but then with the wider team to care for the ladies who are pregnant, on the labour ward or the postnatal area within our Organisation.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

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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