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Acute & Emergency Care Audio Typist

Job Reference: 416-COR7129-GR

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Bedford Hospital NHS Trust)
Administrative & Clerical
Bedford, Bedford
£19,737 - £21,142

It is an exciting time to join the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We run two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Our 7,500 staff provide high quality care for a growing population of around 700,000 across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care.

The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

What is Acute & Emergency Care?

Acute and Emergency Care Services are comprised of the following departments: Accident & Emergency (A&E), Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC), Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC), as well as additional acute assessment areas.

A&E provides care for those in the community / care homes with life-threatening emergencies, as well as minor injuries.

The Urgent Treatment Centre provides fast medical treatment and advice for patients which are urgent but do not require a visit to A&E. They can also be used when you are unable to wait for an appointment with your GP.

SDEC is the provision of same day care for emergency patients who would otherwise be admitted to hospital. When a patient comes to hospital, an SDEC service means patients with various medical concerns can be assessed, diagnosed, treated and safely discharged home the same day, rather than being admitted. Some of these patients may need to be admitted or return the next day for further treatment.

The division has recently expanded its remit to include further acute assessment wards / areas.

We have a vacancy for a Band 3 Acute & Emergency Care Audio Typist.

The service line comprise of Consultants working alongside Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Junior Doctors, Nurses, Emergency Department Technicians, Clinical Support Workers, and Administrative Staff.

All areas of Acute & Emergency Care are currently 7 days per week, 24 hours a day. The service areas and operating hours are subject to change based on service demand and developments.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Audio Typist to join our ever expanding and dynamic service line. The role will involve working within a multidisciplinary team to complete discharge summaries within the appropriate time frames, with accuracy and efficiency as part of a team whilst maintaining courtesy, tact and diplomacy at all times.

In addition, the role will involve undertaking administrative tasks such as filing etc. set by the Senior Team. We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated and can use their own initiative. It is important that you are adaptable and enjoy working as part of a team, as well as having the ability to work independently.

The role is expectation is to work where there is a need within the Acute and Emergency Care Services; however the greatest need is currently within the SDEC unit. The unit is a busy emergency care service which is comprised of a trolleyed area for new patients and a clinic setting for follow up appointments for which discharge summaries are required. The unit now sees over 800 new attendances and 200 return appointments a month.

For further information please contact:

Rebecca Lees – Service Manager for Acute & Emergency Care Services

01234 355122 Ext 6192

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via the e-mail address you have provided on your application form.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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