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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/09/2021.

Administrator/Clerical Support - Covid Testing Unit

Job Reference: 405-21-AC434CTU

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Administrator/Clerical Support
Dorset County Hospital NHS FOundation Trust, Dorchester
£18,546 - £19,918 pro rata per annum

Outstanding Hospital

We are the largest and most diverse employer in West Dorset with over 3,000 staff providing an acute hospital service to a population of over 250,000.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them and to achieve this we ensure our values of Integrity, Respect, Teamwork and Excellence is at the core of everything we do.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We would welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Outstanding Career



6 months Fixed term only

Band 2 Admin / Clerical support

The Covid Testing Unit is looking for motivated and enthusiastic Admin / Clerical workers to complement our hard working team.

The Covid testing unit provides Covid swab tests for patients awaiting surgery and also a staff testing service. The post holder will provide support to the Covid testing unit staff by ensuring that any patients requiring swabs are booked on to the in-house PAS system and that a record of the visit and the result is maintained in real time. Attention to details is essential due to paperwork that is required to be generated for each appointment and the successful candidate must have basic computer and telephone skills. The Covid testing unit is open 7 days a week from 8am – 6pm.

The post will be fixed term for 6 months only and up to full time hours. Full in house training and support will be given to the successful candidate.

Previous applicants need not apply

For further details / informal visits contact:

Suzanne Clayton

Deputy Sister CTU

01305 255998


Please read the job description/person specification carefully to ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills and experience required

The closing date/interview date is subject to amendment; this vacancy may expire at short notice. All correspondence with applicants will be via email. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please contact us on to find out whether you have been shortlisted

DBS - If you join us and need a new DBS check, we will recover the costs through a salary deduction (£40 - enhanced check or £23 - standard)

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