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Band 2 Ward Clerk

Job Reference: 313-A-19-71835-NS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Community Health Services
Fielding Palmer, Lutterworth
£17,652 / £17,983 / £19,020

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Band 2 Ward Clerk, Feilding Palmer Hospital Lutterworth, Monday to Friday 08.00 to 14.00

You will be working for the Trust’s Community Health Services division, which provides ground-breaking community health care services within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are an integrated and flexible workforce that delivers seamless, high quality, coordinated care, driven by clinical outcomes and a positive patient and staff experience.

The successful applicant will be supported in a period of training and there are also opportunities to develop your skills further.

You must be flexible, hardworking and be able to work well as part of a team. This role would suit somebody with current experience of working in an administration/office role and who is used to dealing with the public both in person and on the telephone. Knowledge of the role of a ward clerk is desirable. You will possess good communication skills and show initiative and enthusiasm. You must be able to work under pressure and have the ability to prioritise

Previous experience in a hospital would be advantageous. If successful, you will be supported to complete an induction programme.

The community hospital wards all have a multi-disciplinary approach to patient management. Family and MDT goal setting are an integral part of our in-patient areas. Supported by the Ward Sister and Matron.

We strongly recommend that you visit the ward during the application process so that you understand fully the types of patients on our wards, our patient management process with the MDT, how we facilitate timely discharges and communicate this to our patients and their families.

If you would like to develop and build your skills in this forward-thinking environment, within a friendly and supportive team, Please contact Zoe La Rosa Ward Sister on 01455552150 or email for further information and to arrange a visit.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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