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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/09/2020.

Medical Secretary

Job Reference: 175-2021-2-SEC2378

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Admin Secretaries
Royal Papworth House, Spitfire Close, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon
£21,892 to £24,157 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff. We are located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

In October 2019, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) announced the hospital was ‘outstanding’ overall and across all five of the CQC domains; safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led - this is the first time an NHS hospital trust has achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating across the five key questions.


Clinical Administration - Medical Secretary

Full Time - 37.5 hours per week

Salary Scale - £21,892 – £24,157 (Band 4)

Our Medical Secretaries play a vital role in supporting our doctors and nurses in the delivery of excellence care by bringing their skills and professionalism into booking appointments, speaking to patients on the telephone, typing clinical letters and scheduling operations, amongst many other essential tasks. The life of a Medical Secretary is varied, interesting and highly valued.

Are you organised and motivated with the qualities and skills (or willingness to learn) to make a difference to our patients’ care?

Are you keen to join us and grow your career with a world-class organisation at an exciting time of change?

If yes, we would love to hear from you.

There will be requirement to work at opposite sites depending on service needs the post will based at our Huntingdon Officewith a presence at Royal Papworth Hospital (on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus).

The successful candidates will be joining a Trust with a focus on providing excellent patient care and experience alongside innovation and they will have an important role in supporting clinical teams to achieve these goals.

Applicants should have proven interpersonal skills, be self-motivated, have excellent organisational skills and demonstrate good time management. You should also be able to demonstrate effective communication skills at all levels and work well as part of a team. 

The main duties of the role are to include maintaining an up-to-date electronic diary and paper based databases, audio typing and taking of formal minutes of meetings using medical terminology. 

The post holder should be of RSA III and/or ECDL, or relevant equivalent experience, together with the ability to work flexibly in order to meet changing work demands of the department.  Previous NHS experience is an advantage but not essential as full training will be given on the NHS systems.

If you would like more information about any of these roles in the first instance please contact Michelle Marshall Clinical Administration Service Manager on Tel: 01223 639704.

Closing date: 20th September 2020

Interviews 29th September 2020

(Previous candidates need not apply).

** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome (for eligible posts only) and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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