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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/10/2021.

Medical Secretary

Job Reference: 369-A-21-70392-2

Employer:
Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Department:
Easby House Langdon Hospital
Location:
Dawlish
Salary:
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.

Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018


The role

We are searching for an experienced medical secretary to join the Devon Community Forensic Service at one of the country’s most respected providers of secure mental health services.

As a Medical Secretary within the Devon Community Forensic Services, you will be a core member of a multi-disciplinary Team and be responsible for supporting the administrative functions within the service. This will include keeping up to date electronic records, being an initial point of contact for the team, coordinating and taking minutes of meetings and maintaining diaries.

£20,330 - £21,777 per annum pro rata(Band 3).

About you

As well as a keen eye for detail, you will be an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing and adept at prioritising tasks and working on your own initiative. The ability to work well within a team environment is essential. We are seeking an individual who shares our passion for providing compassionate care to the people we support.

Secure Services

We have 2 Local Delivery Units (LDUs) at various locations across South Devon including our Inpatient, Community Forensic and Criminal Justice Services as well as our Prison Mental Health Teams.

The Directorate supports people who, as a result of their mental health issues, have had contact with the legal system and need a safe and secure environment that enables them to receive a wide range of treatments, therapies and care to help them recover. This includes contact within Liaison and Diversion services; assessment and treatment within our 3 Devon prisons; secure inpatient care and discharge into the community.

About us

Overall Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commissioners and we have supported our medical leaders within national roles at the Royal College of Psychiatry and NHS England.

Our passion and commitment to achieve this shapes our vision, mission and strategy to promote good mental health and wellbeing. Our staff are pivotal in everything we do and we are committed to involving them fully in the development of the Trust and our services. All of our members of staff work to our organisational values.

Our offer to you

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:

  • Commitment to career development
  • Wide range of leadership development opportunities
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years’ service withtheNHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Generous NHS pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 14.5% of pensionable pay
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption leave over and above the statutory minimum requirements
  • Sick pay up to a maximum of six months full pay and six months half pay (depending on length of service)
  • Commitment to flexible working
  • 24/7 free confidential advice and support service
  • Refer a friend and both earn £500 - available for selected posts. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Freedom to speak up ‘Guardian Service’, enabling you to safely discuss any concerns impacting on patient care
  • Preceptorship schemes
  • Exclusive health service discounts for NHS staff
  • Stagecoach – bus transport discounts
  • Salary sacrifice cycle scheme
  • Access to free recovery and wellbeing courses

Living here

South Devon offers a beautiful coastal and countryside location with a wide range of social & leisure opportunities. This ranges from some of the best beaches in the Country, The Moors, Canals and rivers all of which can be accessed easily via foot, car, bike or boat, it’s no wonder Devon can also offer people the space to contemplate, to relax and reinvigorate yourself.

Great place to work. Great place to live.




Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.

Any identification documents supplied as part of the recruitment process will be verified manually and electronically in line with NHS employment check standards.

Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.


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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