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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/09/2020.

Orthopaedic Support Secretary

Job Reference: 370-ADM3MED-1726

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Secretaries
£19,737 to £21,142 pa

We are WHH an NHS Foundation Trust acknowledged as providing a positive learning environment and proud to be recognised as a Teaching Hospital. We provide first class services at Warrington Hospital, Halton General Hospital and the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre in the North West of England.

Our mission is to be Outstanding for our patients, our communities and each other.

We pride ourselves in being consciously inclusive and enjoy working with and for the diverse community we serve, employing a high calibre of skilled staff, reflective of our communities.

Our vision is to continue to deliver high quality, safe and sustainable health and care services to the local population of Warrington, Halton and beyond. Our approach to healthcare is founded on our five core values; Working Together, Excellence, Accountable, Role Models and Embracing Change.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! Our beliefs and culture insist that no job applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment from the start of the employment journey.

Working at WHH means joining a team of 4,000+ professional and support staff who local people look to, to keep them well and support their well-being. If you embrace these values and are motivated to making a difference to our patients, we'll look forward to receiving your application.

Orthopaedic Support Secretary - Maternity Cover

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our Trauma and Orthopaedic secretariat within Surgical Specialties, to work closely with the consultants to provide them with administration support as well as being an integral member of the secretary and administration team.


The ideal candidate must have experience working as a secretary or equivalent qualifications, experience working within a medical administrative role is desirable. A knowledge of medical terminology and hospital computer systems are essential.


The candidate would be expected to type letters from audio dictation within an agreed timescale, answer the phone and deal with queries, management of consultants diary, clinic reductions, take minutes, general office duties including filing, photocopying and scanning. Each member of the team is expected to help out colleagues during times of sickness and annual leave absences.


This position is part time at 16 hours per week on a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. There may be an element of cross site working between Warrington Hospital and the CMTC at Halton. Days of work are negotiable though must include a Monday and Friday and can be split over two or three days. The interview does include a typing test upon arrival. This position will be a band 3.


We are looking for someone who is conscientious and a strong team player, someone who understands the importance of data confidentiality and is comfortable communicating with both service users and all grades of staff. If you have an interest in Orthopaedics and feel you fit the job requirements and person specifications then we would love to meet you at interview and look forward to your application. Please note this advert will close as soon as soon as sufficient applications have been received.


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This job advert may close as soon as sufficient applications have been received, therefore please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

As an applicant or employee of WHH you have our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, it’s the way we work! We encourage all applicants to share their personal information with us to understand why please read `Be counted` and `8 reasons why’ in the additional information.

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A charge of £60 (Enhanced) will be made by the successful candidate which will be deducted from the first 3 months’ salary. In addition to this, you will also be required to re-pay any future costs that may arise in relation to DBS fees.

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