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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/08/2021.

Histopathology Support Secretary

Job Reference: 415-L21-389

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£19,737-£21,142 Per Annum Pro Rata

To provide a comprehensive secretarial and administrative service to four Consultant Histopathologists, one Honorary Pathologist and their clinical team. To work as a team member to ensure effective provision of secretarial, telephone contact point, cross cover and workload in order to meet departmental objectives.

The Medical Secretary will be based in the Pathology Department and will provide administrative support to the Histopathology team.

The post holder will fulfil all tasks and work as part of a team.To meet the needs of the service, the post holder may be required to work in other administrative areas as appropriate as directed by the line manager and may, on occasion, be required to deputise for the Senior Medical Secretary.

Histopathology processes 10,000 surgical requests and 1300 non gynae Cytology requests per annum. The Mortuary performs 350 post mortems per annum.

The Histopathology team of two Senior BMS, two Specialist BMS, two trainee BMS, two BSW, four Consultant Histopathologists, one Honorary Pathologist, one Lead Histopathology Secretary and two Histopathology Support Secretaries.

The Histopathology Support Secretary will be based at NDDH.

To meet the needs of the service, the post holder may be required to work in other areas as appropriate as directed by the line manager.

The post holder will be required to work Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00

Closing Date: 13th August 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.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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