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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/06/2021.

A&C Support - Community Nutrition Team

Job Reference: 317-2021-22-32-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Nutrition - Community
317 Regent Point
£18,005 - £19,337 pro rata, per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Administration and Clerical Support for the Adult Weight Management Service within the Community Dietetics Service of ‘ Newcastle Nutrition’. You will join a team of 4 supportive clerical and admin colleagues providing an efficient, confidential secretarial/clerical service. Key tasks within the daily role include:

  • Copy typing of clinic appointments, discharge and opt in letters. Also proof reading and formatting of letters drafted by team.
  • Registering all new referrals as they come into the service and overseeing an opt in process.
  • Arranging appointments on System1 and dealing with all telephone queries.
  • Assist in the production and collation of patient resources.
  • Support the team database, which collates stats in relation to the patients seen.
  • Telephoning G.Ps and patients to acquire information as required by the team.

The role is based at Regent Point, Gosforth supporting a small team of dietitians and clinical psychologists. This is a busy post, so you will need to be well organised and able to prioritise tasks accordingly. The Adult Weight Management service provides support to people wanting to lose weight in a healthy way. You will share a modern, well equipped office space with 2 other members of the admin and clerical team who will offer support and advice. The 3 admin staff also provide cover for each other when on leave.

Applicants should have excellent typing skills to RSA 2 standard or equivalent experience. Also experience of working in an office environment. A working knowledge of electronic patient records, information governance standards and MS Office are essential. Familiarity with System1 is desirable but not essential, as training can be organised. As our admin team are the main point of contact for patients, good communication skills are essential, within this the need to listen and respond to patients in a sensitive, pleasant & professional manner (at times this may include patients who are anxious/ depressed, occasionally with learning disabilities).

Part Time 18 hours 45 minutes per week, to be worked over 4-5 afternoons including a Friday afternoon.


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