The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time enthusiastic and motivated experienced ward clerk to join our team on Ward 36, NCCC. We are looking for a reliable and highly organised individual who has excellent communication skills. You must also be able to demonstrate an adaptable, enthusiastic approach to your work, and the ability to manage your workload with various competing demands for your attention within a busy clinical area. You must be able to be courteous, respectful and helpful at all times.
- Interview Date 3rd October 2023
- Full time 37 hours 30 minutes/week
- Shift pattern - 4 shifts per week (x2 08:00-17:45 and x2 08:00-18:00) operating over a 7 day service.
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Main duties of the job
Basic IT knowledge is essential. Previous NHS experience with e-record and working within a ward clerk environment is desirable. Training will be provided for use on the chemocare system used within Ward 36.The role involves providing a front line clerical service to clinical staff within the ward, ensuring an appropriate standard of support is delivered in a timely manner. You will provide a meet and greet service to visitors, patients and staff. A key responsibility for the post holder is to ensure the timely and accurate inputting of data is captured for all daycase and outpatient activity, admissions, transfers and discharges of patients.Additional duties will include stock ordering, supporting the nursing team and bed management team. The post is to join our three existing ward clerks and participate in a rotational team covering the front desk reception and nurses station reception as well as rotation of shifts covering a 7 day service with weekend work essential. The working hours of the role will be 8-6pm Monday-Sunday. Ward clerks work 4 days per week on a rotational shift pattern.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- To provide and maintain efficient and effective administrative support to the Ward Sister/ Charge Nurse and multidisciplinary team.
- Contribute to the delivery of a consistently high standard of patient care as part of the multi-disciplinary team.
- Ensures case notes, investigations, X-rays and results are available for new admissions, ward rounds and multi-disciplinary team meetings.
- To ensure that case notes are correctly maintained following departmental guidelines and compliance with legislation (Caldicott Guidelines etc).Ensuring PAS system is up to date and accurate.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
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