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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 21/06/2021.

Booking Assistant

Job Reference: 175-2122-2-BK2686

Employer:
Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Admin Booking
Location:
Royal Papworth House, Spitfire Close, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon
Salary:
£18,005 to £19,337 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.

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Booking Administrator

Band 2 - £18,005 - £19,337

Full time – 37.5 hours per week

We currently have a vacancy within our Clinical Administration Booking team who are based at the Administration Hub in Huntingdon

The post within the team is fundamental in ensuring that the patients’ experience is always a positive one. You will have responsibility for talking to the patients on the phone, booking appointments and admissions to ensure patients do not wait longer than necessary and entering information into multiple IT systems.

The skills we are looking for are attention to detail, tact, patience, accurate data entry, the ability to liaise with colleagues throughout the Hospital and beyond, excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to make yourself understood on a telephone with a professional and respectful manner. Some specialties have a very high numbers of patient calls, so you should expect to spend time on the phone every day.

You should be enthusiastic to work within an administration office role, have some customer care or office experience with an understanding of what this entails and be able to contribute positively to the patient pathway.

If you have the right mix of skills to make a success of this role, please apply via NHS jobs website. We are unable to accept applications received outside NHS Jobs.

Previous applicants 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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