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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 14/06/2021.

Medical Secretary

Job Reference: 415-L21-258

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Pain Team
£19,737 - £21,142 per annum pro rata

We have an exciting opportunity for a 36.5 hours Band 3 Medical Secretary to join the Pain Team.

You will provide all aspects of secretarial and administrative duties to the multidisciplinary Pain Team, which consists of: Clinical Psychology, Occupational therapy, Nurses, Consultants, and Physiotherapists who are all supported by our excellent administrative team.

Duties will include diary management and prioritisation of appointments, audio typing of medical letters and reports, minute taking, operating a bring forward system and preparation of agenda’s and associated papers. The post will also involve dealing with clients/visitors and multi-disciplinary teams

You will be able to work as an integral part of the Pain Team Admin team and be willing to learn new skills. The role requires excellent IT, communication and interpersonal skills and you will need to be able to remain calm and professional when faced with changing or challenging situations.

The ideal applicant will have a good standard of education with an NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration or equivalent. We are looking for an organised, enthusiastic, motivated and adaptable person to join our friendly team. Our trust values guide everything we do and at all times we aim to: • Demonstrate compassion • Strive for excellence • Respect diversity • Act with integrity • Listen and support others.

Within the supporting statement of your application, please can you provide an example of where you have demonstrated "Striving for Excellence" within a similar role.

For further information please contact Matthew Lund, Persistent Pain Service Lead on 01271 337820.

Closing Date: 14 June 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Pay award due with effect from Thursday 1st April 2021, implementation pending NHS Employers publication.

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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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