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Medical Secretary

Job Reference: 175-2122-2-SEC2643A

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Admin Secretaries
Royal Papworth House, Spitfire Close, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon
£22,549 to £24,882 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.


Fixed Term 6 months

Medical Secretary

Full-Time 37.5 hours

Band 4

Salary £22,549 - £24,882 Pro Rata

Royal Papworth Hospital is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating more than 100,000 patients each year from across the UK. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation.

Our patients receive safe and excellent care because our highly experienced and skilled multi-disciplinary teams work closely together.

Medical Secretaries play a vital role in supporting our doctors and nurses in the delivery of excellence.  Having excellent keyboard skills and attention to detail, you will transcribe clinical correspondence, minutes and input data, amongst other essential tasks. Being a good communicator, you will be able to convey clear information to both internal and external stakeholders, whilst maintaining confidentiality. 

Are you organised, motivated with the qualities and skills (or willingness to learn) to make a difference to our patients’ care?

Abilities should include;

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, with the ability to operate a specialist data base (following training).
  • To Mentor/Supervise new staff members.
  • The initiative to manage and juggle priorities
  • The ability to work alone or as part of a team

These posts will primarily be based at Royal Papworth House, Huntingdon

If you would like more information about any of these roles in the first instance please contact Michelle Marshall Clinical Administration Service Manager 01223 639704

Advert closes: 24th September 2021

Interview date: 29th September 2021


** 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.

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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